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Sandra L. Nieskes, 70, of Baraga, MI and Milwaukee, WI, passed away Friday, July 13, 2012, at Baraga County Memorial Hospital, L’Anse. She was born in Milwaukee, WI on June 11, 1942 the daughter of the late Phillip and Marcella (Koskie) Pier. Sandra graduated from high school in Milwaukee in 1962. She married Gordon Nieskes in Milwaukee on January 19, 1963. He preceded her in death in 2007. Sandra was employed as a nurse’s aid for a church convent until her retirement. She was a member of Mt. Olive Lutheran Church in Milwaukee. Sandra enjoyed using the computer, being outdoors, fishing, arguing with her husband, “Papa”, and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Mrs. Nieskes is survived by her sons Curtis (Ellie) Nieskes of Baraga, Troy R. (Pam) Nieskes of Baraga, Gordon (Angel) Nieskes of Milwaukee, WI, Daniel (Venus) Nieskes of Milwaukee, and Jason (Krista) Nieskes of West Bend, WI, grandchildren Daniel, Deanna, Margarita, Gordon, Briar, Grace, Bradon, Brittany, and Gloria, great grandchild Daniel Jr, brothers Larry (Ann) Pier of Hubertus, WI, and John (Ann) Pier of Bariboo, WI, sister Sharon (James) DiCristo of Spread Eagle, WI, and sister-in-law Pat. She was preceded in death by 1 brother and 1 sister-in-law.

Funeral services for Mrs. Nieskes will be held in Milwaukee at a later date. Interment will take place in Holy Cross Cemetery, Milwaukee.

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