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Marylou Maki

October 29, 1938 ~ March 16, 2018 (age 79)
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     Mary Lou Maki, 79, a former resident of Houghton passed away Friday evening March 16, 2018, at the Medora House of Portage Pointe in Hancock where she had been a resident.

     She was born on October 29, 1938, in Detroit, MI, a daughter of the late Lillian (McLean) Adams.  As a child, she moved to Hancock where she was a graduate of the Hancock High School with the class of 1956.

     On July 25, 1959, she was united in marriage to Sherwood “Muck” Maki.  The couple resided in Twin Lakes where they raised 5 children.  On October 15, 2006, Sherwood preceded Marylou in death.

     Mrs. Maki enjoyed knitting and crocheting and wintering in Tucson, AZ, with Sherwood during his retirement.  For many years she served on the Elm River Township Board of Review.  Mary Luo was elected to several terms as a member of the Elm River Township School Board, including multiple terms as the School Board President. 

     Surviving are: 

            Her children: 

            Kristy (Ken) Wirkula of Sands Township, MI 

            Bradley Maki (retired Naval Officer) of Las Vegas, NV

            Stuart Maki of Sands Township, MI 

            Kimberly (Dean) Wolter of Hancock

            Jon Paul Maki of Leesburg, Virginia 

            Her grandchildren:     

            Cheyenne Wirkula, Todd Maki, Jourdan (Andrew) Quinn, Jeremy Wolter, Jenni Wolter and Jacob Wolter

            Her great-grandchildren: Chloe and Mason Quinn

            Several cousins

     As requested no service will take place.

    Condolences to Marylou’s family may be directed to

     The Memorial Chapel & Plowe Funeral Homes of Houghton have been assisting the family with the arrangements.

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