AKKERMAN-INGEBRAND FUNERAL HOME – MORA
Raymond Maki, of Mora, formerly of Plymouth, died unexpectedly on Friday, July 15, 2016 at his home. He was 70 years old.
GATHERING OF FRIENDS will be held from 2:00- 4:00 pm on Saturday, July 23, 2016 at the Akkerman Ingebrand Funeral Home in Mora.
Raymond Edward Maki, of Mora, formerly of Plymouth, died unexpectedly on Friday, July 15, 2016 at his home. He was 70 years old.
Raymond was born on March 2, 1946 in Ishpeming, Michigan to parents Leonard and Vivian (Lehtinen) Maki. He grew up in Negaunee, Michigan. After high school, Raymond began his lifelong career as a heavy equipment operator working for Minntac in the iron ore mines near Hibbing. After his retirement, Raymond lived in Plymouth for a number of years before moving to Mora where he lived his last few months.
Raymond loved to play cribbage and enjoyed watching old western movies. He was always thinking of others and often put their needs ahead of his own. Raymond was proud of his 20 years of sobriety. He was a loving father and grandfather and will be remembered for his shining blue eyes and loving spirit. He will be dearly missed.
Raymond is preceded in death by his parents and brothers, John and Kevin Maki.
He is survived by his loving daughter Raynee and her husband Kevin Leppi; granddaughters, Desiree Leppi and Gabriel Leppi. He is also survived by several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.