NIAGARA, Wis. - Sally Ann Kmit, 66, of Niagara passed away at home and went to be with the Lord on Friday, Sept. 21, 2012, with her family and friends by her side after a courageous battle with cancer.
Sally was born in Iron Mountain on Feb. 24, 1946, the daughter of the late Cedric and Janet (Bannow) Gard.
Sally grew up in Niagara and graduated from Niagara High School in 1964. She then went on to graduate from Milwaukee Accredited School of Cosmetology in 1965.
She married Ronald Grimm on Oct. 22, 1966, and they spent 22 years together in the Milwaukee area. He preceded her in death on Oct. 21, 1988.
Sally returned to Niagara in October 1989, and opened Sally's Salon which she operated for 22 years. She loved her work, and worked as long as she could, before she became too sick to work. Sally was a member of Our Redeemer Lutheran Church.
On Oct. 19, 1996, she married Terry Kmit at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Kingsford.
Sally touched the heart of everyone she met and had many, many friends. Sally really enjoyed bowling and belonged to many bowling leagues through the years. She also enjoyed golfing, fishing, casinos, reading, crocheting, and working puzzles. She was an avid fan of the Green Bay Packers and Milwaukee Brewers.
Being with her grandchildren made Sally especially happy. She was very proud of them.
She is survived by her husband, Terry; children, Eric Grimm of Iron Mountain, Janna (Eric) Finger of De Pere, Wis., and Angela (Mark) Timperley of Northfield, Minn.; granddaughters, Natalie Finger, Bronwyn Timperley, and Teagan Timperley; brothers, Paul (Marcia) Gard of Laguna Vista, Texas, and Steven (Cynthia) Gard of Friendswood, Texas; and many nieces and nephews. She also leaves Tammy Tripp, whom Sally considered to be another daughter.
Sally was preceded in death by her niece, Amanda Gard.
Visitation will be Tuesday from noon to 3 p.m. at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church.
Services will be Tuesday at 3 p.m. at the church. Rev. Thomas Mackey will officiate.
Burial will be in the Niagara Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be John Berry, Bill Bond, Paul Jensen, Raymond Rouse, Tom Hagberg, and Mark Passig.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the American Cancer Society.
The family would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to all who visited Sally, sent cards, flowers, and food while she was at home. A special thank you to her classmates and caregivers Carol Wilson, Valerie McAuliffe, and Claire Berry. A big thank you also to Karen Klenke.
Condolences may be expressed online to the family of Sally A. Kmit at ernashfuneralhomes.com
The family has entrusted the Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home with the arrangements.