Mildred H. Maki, age 91, passed away peacefully with her son and daughter-in-law by her side Monday morning, July 16, 2018.
Millie was born in Hubbell, MI on February 10, 1927 to the late Hjalmer and Hilda Anderson. As a very young child, the family moved to the Rauhala road where Millie was raised. She graduated from the Houghton High School and then worked at the local dime store (Woodworth’s). From there, she worked at the Bridgeman-Russell company.
Millie met Arthur Maki of Hancock and they married in October of 1950. Together they made a loving home for themselves and their two sons. Millie was a stay at home mother devoting all her energy into raising her boys and later in life helping to raise her grandchildren. She loved to bake and cross-stitch along with cross-country skiing and following Detroit Sports. She loved God and lived a very happy life.
Millie was preceded in death by her parents, Her husband Arthur, Her son Kenneth, her brothers, Melvin (Eleanor) Anderson and Reino Anderson, a sister, Margie (James) Markham, and her special companion Bear.
She is survived by:
Her son Roger (Debra) Maki
Her 9 Grandchildren:
Kurt (Stephanie) Maki
Kylene (Robbie) Gilles
Karl (Sarah) Maki
Kiira (Jeff) Baril
Jessica (Mike) Guoin
Jennifer (Tony) Sleeman
Jeff (Ashley) Maki
Her daughter-in-law: Kim Maki
Her sisters: Helen (Peter) Kinnunen and Loie (Milton) Erva
Her brother: Mike (Margie) Anderson
Her sister-in-laws Shirley Anderson and Ruth Maki
A devoted and life-long friend Ruth (Koskela) Johnson
The family would like to thank Dr. William Anderson, Dr. Thomas McConnon, Melissa Salani, PA, Dr. Tim LaBonte, Mercy Ambulance, and UP Health System-Portage for helping the family. A very special thank you to Peggy and the crew at UPCAP for all everything they have done to keep Millie safe and happy in her own home. Thank you to Portage Health Home Services, especially Valerie Abe, for going above and beyond to care for all of Millie’s needs. Finally, thank you to the Houghton County Medical Care for helping Millie these last few weeks when we could not care for her at home any longer. God bless you all.
Funeral Services for Millie will be held 11am Friday, July 20, 2018 at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Hancock with Rev. DJ Rasner to officiate. Friends may call from 5-8pm Thursday, July 19, 2018 at the Memorial Chapel Funeral Home in Hancock and Friday at 10am until the time of services at the church.
To view Millie’s obituary or to send condolences to the family, please visit www.memorialchapel.net.
The Memorial Chapel and Plowe Funeral Homes of Hancock are assisting the family with the arrangements.