John Wayne Maki, age 62, of 111 Michigan Avenue, Gladstone, passed away Saturday afternoon, August 10, 2013 from complications of a heart attack, at the Marquette General Hospital surrounded by his loving family.
John was born August 17, 1950 in Escanaba the son of John William and Emma (Therrian) Maki. He was raised in Gladstone prior to serving his country in the U.S. Army. He was trained at Fort Campbell, KY, and served overseas before being honorably discharged in 1971 with the National Defense Service Medal and the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (Korea). Following his service to his country, John returned to Gladstone where he worked over 37 years at Mead Paper Company, retiring in December of 2011.
John was a member of the All Saints Church in Gladstone and the Gladstone American Legion Post #71. His hobbies included spending time at camp, hunting and fishing. He also enjoyed being the