Karilyn L. Nieman, 60, of Blissfield, passed away Friday, March 8, 2013, at Toledo Hospital.
Born May 8, 1952, in Adrian, she was the oldest child of Richard and Ivadell (Goll) McCarty. She was a member of the 1970 graduating class from Blissfield High School. Karilyn attended Michigan State University and completed her bachelor’s degree at Siena Heights University.
On August 25, 1972, Karilyn married her high school sweetheart, Albert Nieman, and he survives.
Karilyn’s career with the postal service spanned 32 years, working in Sand Creek, Petersburg, and Blissfield serving as postmaster for the last 20 years. She was a faithful member of St. Paul Lutheran Church where she played bells and sang in the choir. Karilyn was also active in the community as former district director for the Blissfield Jaycees, and working on the River Raisin Festival Committee as parade director.
In addition to Albert, her husband of over 40 years, she is survived by their son, Nicholas (Deatra) Nieman of Blissfield; granddaughter, Grace; her parents, Richard and Ivadell of Belleview, Florida; and siblings: Monica McCarty of Novi; Martin (Judith) McCarty of Tecumseh; and Loretta (Keith) Mills of Blissfield, and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services for Karilyn will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, March 13, 2013, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Blissfield with Rev. Gary Leking officiating. Burial will follow at Palmyra Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Wagley Funeral Home, Tagsold Chapel in Blissfield on Monday from 4 to 7 p.m. and again Tuesday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m.
Contributions in memory of Karilyn are suggested to the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation or St. Paul Lutheran Church. Online condolences and memories may be shared at www.WagleyFuneralHome.com.