Anna May Maki

Monday, February 17, 2014 from 12:00 noon until 1:00 pm
Messiah Lutheran Church, 305 W. Magnetic Street, Marquette, Michigan 49855

Monday, February 17, 2014 at 1:00 pm
Messiah Lutheran Church
Anna May Maki,
Marquette - Anna May (Kallio) Maki, age 95, of Marquette, entered her heavenly home peacefully on Saturday, February 8, 2014, surrounded by her loving family and staff of Norlite Nursing Center where she has resided for the past several years. She was 95 years old and was ready to be able to dance once again. Anna was born May 10, 1918 to Emil and Helen "Nellie" (nee Vogel) Kallio. She was the oldest of 6 children and was raised at Winters Corner, Michigan. Anna graduated from Trenary High School in 1936 and married Glenn Maki in 1937. They moved to Beaver Grove in the 1940's and to Marquette in the 1960's. Their latest residence was on Albert Street, Marquette. Anna was known for her great love--a God given-gift. She loved people, gardening, baking, cooking, but above all, she loved her Savior and Lord. Anna had a wonderful sense of humor which helped her through many hard times. She was always a caregiver. She helped raise her 5 siblings before raising her 8 children. Although dementia robbed her of many attributes, her sense of humor was preserved as well as her deep love for her children and her Lord. Anna was also known for her giving spirit. She could prepare a meal for anyone who was at her home even if her cupboard was "bare." She never passed a Salvation Army kettle without giving a monetary donation--even when money was a scarce commodity. She was a life-long learner, reading constantly. Although Anna loved to read, she did not read for pleasure but for knowledge. Her knowledge and wisdom were appreciated by all who knew her. She was a health food advocate before it was popular to be one. She believed in making good, wholesome food instead of using processed foods. Her gardens produced good organic produce to can and preserve for future use. Anna is survived by her 8 children: Glennis Fyant, San Antonio, TX; Wesley Maki (Gail), Tipton, MI; Dianne Hamming (Ray), Grand Rapids, MI; Jack Maki (Marcia), Iron Mountain, MI; Pearl Larson (Lowell), Marquette, MI; Floyd Maki (Sue), Las Vegas, NV; Verdine Sweet, Rockville, SC; and Patrice Mingay, Marquette, MI. She is also survived by her 19 grandchildren, David, Cindy, Linda, Richard, Lisa, Chad, John, Steve, Eric, Roxanne, Kerri, Kelly, Lowell, Jr., Dana, Derek, Angela, Anna, Heather, and Ryan; 31 great-grandchildren and another on the way, and several great, great grandchildren. She is also survived by two sisters, Emily Booher, Workentine, Alberta, Canada and Joyce Kasemodel, Escanaba, MI; a sister-in-law, Ida Kallio, Trenary, MI; and special cousin/friend, Beatrice Johnson, Chatham, MI. Anna was preceded in death by her husband, Glenn; a great-granddaughter, Brandi; brothers, Glenn Kallio and Floyd Kallio; and sisters, Irene Wedell and Viola Peterson. The family will receive relatives and friends at the Messiah Lutheran Church on Monday, February 17, beginning at 12:00 noon until the time of service at 1:00 pm. Rev. David Van Kley will officiate. A reception will follow in Magunson Hall. Burial will be made in the Mathias Township Cemetery, Trenary, in the spring. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Norlite Nursing Center Activity Fund or Messiah Lutheran Church. The family would like to thank Pastor Dave Van Kley and Pastor Amanda Kossow for their pastoral care, the staff of Norlite Nursing Center for the love and care that they have given Anna, and Dominick Valenti for his dedicated visits to Anna to read the Bible and pray with her every Sunday. The Swanson-Lundquist Funeral Home is serving the family, where condolences may be expressed online at swansonlundquistfuneralhome.com



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anna was a wonderful woman and will be greatly missed - 02.10.2014

From angela - Flag as inappropriate

May the wonderful memories you have of your Mother/Grandmother warm your soul in this time of grief, and sustain you in the future. - 02.10.2014

From Sylvia and Dean Delongchamp - Flag as inappropriate

You will be missed my dear Aunt Anna...your smile, infectious laugh, oh, you always made me smile. What a happy reunion there was when you entered heaven's gates! - 02.11.2014

From Ruth Anne - Flag as inappropriate

Our condolences to your family. Anna was such a lovely woman, we always so enjoyed visiting with her at Uncle Floyd and Aunt Ida's home. Her life was a blessing to those who knew her. - 02.11.2014

From Loriann and Joseph Lyons - Flag as inappropriate

Pearl & Family - I remember your Mom and how she loved to dance. It was a pleasure to play music for her. I smile thinking of her enjoying herself. Sincerely, Keyboard Annie - 02.13.2014

From Andrea LaCombe Jensen - Flag as inappropriate

I worked at Norlite a few years ago. I always enjoyed visiting with Anna. She was a very nice lady. I remember how she loved to dance and what a good dancer she was. I'm sure she will be missed by all who loved her and many wonderful memories for everyone. - 02.13.2014

From Judy Silverstone - Flag as inappropriate

Sending our love and condolences to you all. We hope that you can find strength and comfort in the love of your family. May it help you to know how many lives she brightened with her kindness. She was such a wonderful person. Aunt Anna will be missed but never forgotten. - 02.13.2014

From Ray & Debbie Booher - Flag as inappropriate

Blessings to all of you, as Aunt Anna moves into the light. - 02.13.2014

From Jackie Wedell (Irene's oldest daughter) - Flag as inappropriate

We want you to know that your are in our prayers as you grief the loss of a beautiful lady that loved her Lord and family. I remember the days I spent at your place in Beaver Grove with fond memories. Also the times at youth group and Bible Camp. We are going to try and make it to the church, just depends on the weather. - 02.17.2014

From Janet Wallace Borrett - Flag as inappropriate