Martha Niemcziek

Martha Niemcziek, 81, of Raymond, Wash., passed away on Friday, May 30, 2014, at Providence Centralia Hospital.

Martha was born on February 22, 1933 in Raymond, Wash. to Ignace and Mary (Wiss) Balcunas.

In 1965, she married Victor Niemcziek He preceded her death in 1981.

Martha grew up on the Firdale dairy farm and she fondly remembered helping her father bottle and deliver milk to the Raymond and South Bend areas. She graduated from Willapa Valley High School and worked at Willapa Harbor Hospital in South Bend as a nurse’s aid.

She was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church, the Lewis-Pacific Swiss Society and the VFW Auxilary.

Martha enjoyed growing dahlias, having hummingbird feeders and spending time with her family. Together they took many Alaskan Cruises throughout the years.

She is survived by her son, Victor Niemcziek Jr. and daughter, Jennie Niemcziek; sisters Julia (Fred) Kuney of Seabeck, Wash., Joan (John) Kalb of Edmonds, Wash. and Jennie (Robert) Canevari of Fortuna, Calif.

She was preceded in death by a sister Shirley Johnson and a brother Johnny Balcunas.

Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, June 17 at the Fern Hill Cemetery in Menlo. A reception will follow at the Swiss Hall in Frances.

Because Martha relied on blood donations to extend her life, the family suggests that friends consider donating blood in Martha’s memory.

Arrangements were in care of Stoller’s Mortuary in Raymond. You may visit to leave condolences for the family.


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