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Viola I. Maki


GREEN BAY, Wis. — Viola I. Maki, 86, of Green Bay, went to Heaven on Sept. 5, 2013.

She was born on May 14, 1927, in Wakefield, Mich., to the late Axel and Lydia Kivi.

She worked at Pauly’s Cheese (Beatrice Cheese) until her retirement in 1987.

Viola was a very devoted, caring and wonderful mother and grandmother who was loved by everyone. She will always be remembered for her charming personality and sense of humor. She truly had a heart of gold. Viola was an avid Packers fan and enjoyed watching birds and her flowers.

Survivors include her two daughters, Karen Maccaux and special friend Jamie Desotell, and Kathleen (Dale) Choronzy; four grandchildren, Nathan and special friend Laura Sackmann, David (Diana), Timothy (Kelli) and Andrew Choronzy and special friend Jenna Sheldon; one great-grandson, Elijah Choronzy; her twin sister, Laila Vandenbush; a sister, Aili Paque; two brothers, Evert and Ero Kivi; numerous nieces and nephews; and a very special friend, Bernie.

She was preceded in death by her brother, John Kivi; two brothers-in-law, Robert Vandenbush and Victor Paque; two sisters-in-law, Phyllis Kivi and Virginia Kivi.

Friends may call at Proko-Wall Funeral Home, 1630 E. Mason St., Green Bay, from 9 to 11 a.m. Monday.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Roy Rose officiating.

Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Green Bay.

Online condolences may be expressed to the Maki family at

A special thank you is extended to Bernie DeKatch for all the special care given to Viola.


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