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Mary E. Maki

KENOSHA, Wis. - Mary E. Maki, 98, passed away on Sunday, April 26, 2020 at Brookside Care Center.

Born in Ironwood, Michigan on April, 11, 1922, she was the daughter of the late Anthony and Louise (Ritmanich) Stimac. She attended Luther L. Wright High School.

She was a member of Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church in Ironwood.

In 1938 Mary was united in marriage to Toivo Maki. After 42 years of marriage, Toivo preceded her in death in 1980.

Mary loved cooking, baking, playing cards and dancing to Polka music. She was known as the matriarch of the neighborhood that everyone came to for guidance.

She is survived by her children, Clarence (Alice) Maki, Raymond Maki, Marilyn Plaistrow, Ginger Maki, Gloria Riley and Judy (Greg) Nelson; her 15 grandchildren; her 39 great-grandchildren; and nine great-great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Toivo Maki; her brother; and her four sisters.

Funeral services honoring Mary's life will be held at a later date. Inurnment will take place in Ironwood Riverside Cemetery.

To express condolences contact the Piasecki Funeral Home & Cremation Services at 3720 39th Avenue in Kenosha, 262-658-4101, or visit