Rose  Maki

Obituary of Rose Maki


Rose F. Maki, 92, a resident of Dodgeville, passed away Wednesday January 25, 2017, at The Light House of Hancock following a short illness.

She was born on June 15, 1924, in Dodgeville, MI, a daughter of the late John and Mary (Pleshe) Gasperich. Rose was a graduate of the Houghton High School with the class of 1942.

On June 28, 1947, she was united in marriage to Kenneth R. Maki and in 1958 he preceded her in death.

Rose was employed with Vollwerth and Company, the office of the Houghton County Treasurer and in the food service department at Michigan Technological University.

Mrs. Maki was a lifelong member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church of Atlantic Mine and currently was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church of South Range, where she has been active with the Altar Society of the church. She also was a member of the Croation Fraternal Union. Rose enjoyed gardening, baking, crocheting, dancing and making pasties.

Preceding her in death were her husband, her parents, her brother John Gasperich, her sisters; Mary Muth, Veronica Spolarich and Angeline Johnson.

Surviving are:

Her sister: Helen Stimac of Dodgeville

Her sister-in-law: Margaret Gasperich a resident of The Light House in Hancock

Her brother-in-law: Phil Johnson of New York

Her nephews & nieces: Mark Stimac of Dodgeville

Randy Stimac of Minnesota

Bill Stimac of Lena, WI

Conrad Muth & family of Green Bay, WI

Jim Muth & family of Green Bay, WI

Geri Muth & family of Green Bay, WI

Gary Spolarich of White Pine

Ken, Patti, Linda Johnson of New York

Carolyn, Kathy, Nancy and Ann Gasperich of Houghton & Ohio

Natali Stimac of Minnesota

Several cousins

A Mass of Christian Burial for Rose will be held 11 am Saturday January 28, 2017, at Holy Family Catholic Church of South Range with Fr. John Martignon to officiate. Spring burial will be in the Forest Hill Cemetery of Houghton.

Friends may call on Saturday January 28, 2017, from 10:00 am until 10:45 am at Holy Family Catholic Church of South Range.

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The Memorial Chapel & Plowe Funeral Homes of Houghton are assisting the family with the arrangements.