John Wayne Maki

Resided in Gladstone, MI
Died August 10, 2013

Gladstone, MI
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

11 Tributes for “John Wayne Maki

    Carol, Candice, & Ryanmy deepest sympathy to all of you.
    my heart breaks for you.
    I have so many fond memories of uncle John that I will never forget.
    as I watched one of the old family movies yesterday I laughed and cried. I wish I could take all your pain away.
    in my thoughts and prayers!! Lana

    Mr. Maki had a great sense of humor…although I only knew him for a short time, I will treasure the fun we had exchanging goffy, silly Christmas gifts….I treasure my most recent-my pen! I will use it often.My deepest sympathies go out to Carol, Candice (Ron and the kids), and Ryan. Your husband/dad left you too early. Treasure the memories! I’m glad I had a chance to know him.
    Loving thoughts are with you all.

    Candice, Ron, Carson, Preston & family,
    Our hearts and prayers are with you.

    We are so very sorry for your loss.

    The Amosson Family

    We sure are going to miss John, he was loved by many and was always the life of the party, he was a great guy! He loved family gatherings and having fun. He was also a huge Packer fan! He left this beautiful earth for a better place. Carol and family our love, thoughts and prayers will always be with you. Please take care.

    We’re so sad to hear of his quick passing.My best memories of John was when my brother’s Calvin, Scott, Francis, John, & I went ice fishing together on Little Bay de Noc. We usually caught a lot of perch, cleaned them, & had our own homemade Friday Night Fish Frys.
    We would coffee clotch quite a bit too. Then we would play card games late into the night for fun! Sometimes, we would start playing cards early in the morning until very late at night. He really liked that.
    I remember when he enjoyed taking Candice (KK) & Ryan (Ry-Ry) in his car when they were kids and visiting family & friends all over town.
    Novalene’s best memories were when we would pick up donuts, have coffee together, play cards all day, tell funny stories, laugh, & giggle until our sides hurt.
    May God be with all of you during this sad time!

    Candice, Ron, Carson, Preston (Maki) Family
    My thoughts and condolence go out to you in this time of sorrow.
    May God Bless his soul, and his spirit be always with you.

    Memories? I’ve got a thousand of them! We’ve had many laughs and a number of Lion’s and Packers bets to say the least. I lost more than I won. My funniest memory was when the kids were little and Ryan had a rummage sale at home while John was at work. John was driving down Delta Ave in Gladstone and seen signs advertising a sale with tolls and other items. Little do he know that Ryan had a sale at home with Johns tools and other things for sale. I’m not sure how much Ryan sold but we had a great time teasing John at work. I think Ryan wanted a BB gun and he was saving up for one. All of us at work offered to get one for him for Christmas but John put a stop to that!!!

    Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of John. So sorry for your loss. Sorry we can’t be there, but we are thinking of you. Larry (Katt) & Liz Deneau

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