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Brenda Rae Niemi

November 27, 1960 — June 21, 2021

A gathering of family and friends will be held for Brenda Rae Niemi, 60, of Virginia from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 30, 2021 at the Ziemer-Moeglein-Shatava Funeral Home in Aurora.  Interment will be in the Forest Hill Cemetery in Aurora.

Brenda died Monday, June 22, 2021 at her home surrounded by family.

She was born on November 27, 1960 to William and Alice (Johnson) Niemi in Virginia.  Brenda graduated from the Virginia High School.  She then went to work at the ERDAC where she performed various jobs for over 37 years before her retirement.  She had lived at the Salmi Homes in Palo, ESI in Embarrass (27 years) and most recently at NHS Taurus in Virginia; all where she made many lifelong friends.  Brenda was very social.  She enjoyed activities at her group homes, especially dancing.  Brenda will be remembered for her beautiful smile.

Survivors include her two brothers: Thomas (Lynn) Niemi of Aurora and William Niemi of the Twin Cities three nieces: Marianne (John) Bouska, Lisa (Edmund) Kirchner and Wanda (Guy) Worthington; a great-nephew, Wesley Kirchner; and great-niece, Karlee Worthington. 

She was preceded in death by a sister, Marilyn Ojanpa; nephew, Curtis; and her parents.

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Service Schedule

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Gathering of Family and Friends

Wednesday, June 30, 2021

11:00am - 1:00 pm (Central time)

Ziemer-Moeglein-Shatava Funeral Home-Aurora

402 W 3rd Ave N, Aurora, MN 55705

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