June 1, 1946 - February 9, 2022
It has been said that a rolling stone gathers no moss, and if you knew Rodger Niemi you would know how much this sentiment resonates with the way he chose to live his life. Rodger was a lover of nature and spending time in the countryside. He enjoyed long leisurely rides along the winding, hilly roads of Western Maine, of which he is from. Perhaps you have had the bad luck of getting behind him as he happily rambled along, without a care in the world or about the ever-growing line of traffic behind him. When asked why he drove so incredibly slow, he simply replied that he was not in a hurry. Rodger had a knack for making people laugh and could find humor in the most mundane life circumstances. His quick wit and animated demeanor could lighten the heaviest of moods, including right up until his passing where he would say or do something to make us smile so that we could forget about our sadness, even if just for a few moments. Rodger loved his family and often shared stories about the numerous childhood shenanigans with his brothers, the appreciation he felt for his sisters who accepted him unconditionally, the admiration for his father who immigrated here from Finland as a young man, and a deep love for his mother … especially her homemade doughnuts. Rodger is survived by one sister and three brothers. He also leaves behind three children, three grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews who will miss him dearly and hold in their hearts a story or two that will be shared about him for years to come. Rodger was often a man of few words and emotions but somehow we all knew how much we meant to him. Rodger will be placed in the Niemi family plot at the Elmwood Cemetery in Sumner, Maine. A brief internment and celebration of Rodger’s life will take place in the Spring.
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