Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Niemi observed their 60th anniversary on July 5, 2013.
Lt. j.g. Edwin Niemi and the former Eileen Anthony were married July 5, 1953, at Hartford Community Church.
The Cortland couple have four children: Timothy, Anthony and Teresa Stevenson of Cortland and Tina Niemi of Kansas City. They also have eight grandchildren.
After graduating from Kings Point Academy, N.Y., and completing his U.S. Naval service, Mr. Niemi was employed by the former Wean United as a field engineer locally and overseas. He retired in 1985. He is a member of Jerusalem Masonic Lodge, Past Patron of Hartford Eastern Star, Cortland/Bazetta Conservation Club, Charter member of Cortland Optimists and a former elder of Cortland Christian Church. He is an avid sportsman, especially enoying fishing with his grandchildren.
Mrs. Niemi graduated from Hiram College and has a master of arts degree from Kent State University. She taught locally in Trumbull County schools. She is a Past Matron of Hartford Eastern Star, past president and a State Chairman of Beta Chi Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma, a PEO member, and an active member of Cortland Christian Church. She enjoys gardening, reading and doing puzzles.
The couple has been involved with the Dairy Queen franchise business since 1952. Since retirement, they have traveled extensively both overseas and here in America.
A family celebration is planned this week at Point Chautauqua.