Kevin B. ‘Kunger’ Maki

MARQUETTE, Mich. – Kevin B. “Kunger” Maki, age 53, of 133 Fisher Street, Marquette, entered eternal life Wednesday, May 1, 2013, at Marquette General Hospital from injuries sustained in a motorcycle-deer accident on April 27.

A lifelong area resident, Kevin was born April 7, 1960, in Ishpeming, a son of Leonard and Vivian (Lehtinen) Maki. He was raised in Midway Location and was a 1978 graduate of Negaunee High School. For most of his life, Kevin was employed as a residential carpenter, most recently with IHS Builders. Besides his love of carpentry, Kevin enjoyed riding his Harley and classic cars. Kevin was fiercely proud of his Finnish heritage, his Sisu and loved to sauna. Kevin was always willing to lend a helping hand to anyone. Celebrating 16 years of his own sobriety, he offered support and advice to those struggling with alcoholism. However, his greatest fulfillment, satisfaction, and reward came from being a proud father who was very pleased with his children’s accomplishments. Kevin was a longtime member of the Richmond Township Community Club.

Survivors include his wife, Cajsa (Horvath) Maki of Marquette; his children, Kevin (Lindsay Morrison) Maki of Greenfield and Irja Maki of Marquette; stepson, Timothy Liquia of Palmer; his brother, Raymond Maki of Minnesota; special friend, Steve Liquia; many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Kevin was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, John.

Friends may call at the Swanson-Lundquist Funeral Home on Monday, May 6, from 12:00 noon until 1:30 p.m. Funeral services will be held in the funeral home at 1:30 p.m. Monday with the Rev. Jan Janofski officiating. Burial will be made in the Negaunee Cemetery.

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