Signe Maria Nelson

BRIGHTON, Mich. – Signe Maria Nelson, 90, of Brighton, Mich., passed away on March 4, 2014.

Born August 17, 1923, in Mohawk, daughter of the late Nestor and Anna (Loukusa) Kariniemi.

She was a graduate of Calumet High School, class of 1941.

Signe was united in marriage to Norman Henry Nelson on October 28, 1943. Signe was a member of the First Apostolic Lutheran Church of Howell, Mich.

She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; brothers, Werner, Dan (Helen Ruonavaara), Albert and Paul; and sister, Hulda (Otto) Hermanson.

She is surivived by sisters-in-law, Betty (Saarela) Kariniemi and Gladys (Halonen) Kariniemi; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Friday, March 7, 2014, at 11 a.m. in the First Apostolic Lutheran Church, 2970 Oak Grove, Howell, Mich. Pastor Don Pennala officiating.

Burial will be in White Chapel Cemetery in Troy, Mich.

Friends may call one hour prior to the funeral service.

Arrangements by Thayer-Rock Funeral Home, Farmington.