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Patricia Ann 'Pattie' Maki

IRONWOOD, Mich. - Patricia Ann "Pattie" Maki, age 70, passed away on Wednesday, July 19, 2023, with family and friends by her side after a 14-month battle with cancer.

Pattie was born on Feb. 20, 1953, the daughter of Michael and Theresa Skoviera, who preceded her in going to Heaven. Pattie attended Norrie grade school and was a 1972 graduate of Luther L. Wright High School in Ironwood.

Pattie worked as a cook and as a waitress and in housekeeping in many places in Ironwood and Hurley after her sons left the nest. She enjoyed all types of crafts, especially making afghans for friends and granddaughters.

On July 1, 1972, Patricia and Donald Maki were united in marriage at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Ironwood.

Pattie is survived by her husband, Don; sons, Donald (Aysha) and Brian; granddaughters, Gabriella, Kylee, Maleah and Savannah; brothers and sisters, Michael (Nancy) Skoviera, Linda (Dave) Mateuswic, Dolora Mills, Robert Skoviera, Michelle Holms and Jeff (Janice) Skoviera; in-laws, William (Myra) Maki, Robert Maki and Debra Maki; special friend, Gretta Madsen; and many nieces and nephews.

Per Pattie's wishes cremation has taken place.

A celebration of life will take place on Saturday, Aug. 26, at the Aurora Athletic Club in Ironwood.

Thank you to the wonderful oncology staff helping Pattie and Fr. Brian Gerber.

The family has chosen McKevitt-Patrick Funeral Home to honor Pattie's legacy of life. To make an online condolence visit