Obituary of Roy Ralph Maki Sr.
Roy Ralph Maki, Sr, 92, lifelong resident of Cloquet, Minnesota, passed away on January 14, 2023.
Roy was born in Cloquet, Minnesota, on March 18, 1930, to Charles and Anna Maki. He was an Army Veteran of the Korean War. He worked for Diamond Match, had his own business Maki & Son’s Sod for many years, and retired from Potlatch Corporation in Cloquet, Minnesota.
Roy enjoyed working with his hands, motorcycle riding, and fishing; his hobbies included: pottery, making chairs out of willow branches, crafting cedar-post beds, and most recently making windmills.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his sons, David, and Jonathan; brothers, Allen, Kenneth, and Steven.
Roy is survived by his loving wife Nancy of 45 years; children; Roy “Junior” (Sue) Maki, Daniel (Penny) Maki, Tina (Brett) Gibson, and Charles (Ronnie Swenson) Maki; siblings, Myrt (Art) Wirtanen, Gert (Wes) Erickson, Sue (Del) Weets; brother in-law Steve (Marsha) Hills; sister in-law Elvera (Allen) Maki; seven grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren.
Visitation: 11:00 a.m. until the 12:00 p.m. funeral service on Wednesday, January 25, 2023, at Atkins-Northland Funeral Home Chapel, 801 14th Street, Cloquet. A luncheon will follow the service in the fireside room of the funeral home. Burial will be in Sawyer Cemetery, Sawyer at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to Atkins-Northland Funeral Home. To sign the guest book and leave an online tribute, see www.atkinsnorthlandfuneralhome.com
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