John Kenneth Maki died unexpectedly Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at the age of 70. He was born June 12, 1949 in Ontonagon, MI the son of Francis and Lilah (Lahti) Maki. John attended Redeemer Church, St. Johns Campus and he was an avid bowler and enjoyed golf. He liked spending time outdoors and enjoyed hunting and fishing. John also enjoyed listening to music, mostly old Rock and Roll from the 60’s. He was a die setter at General Motors and retired with 22 years of service and was a member of UAW Local # 652. Surviving is his wife, Mary; a brother, Brian Maki; two daughters, Jennifer Phelps and Katherine Maki (Tom); five step children, Lyle Witt, Kathy Witt, Melissa (Mark) Smith, Michael (Patience) Witt and Richard Witt; eleven grandchildren; three great grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, daughter Aislin Maki, brother, Jimmy Maki and sister, Marlene Cole. Following John’s wishes cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation or services. The family was assisted with these arrangements by Keck-Coleman Funeral Home, St. Johns.
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