IRON MOUNTAIN, Mich. - Bradley Milton Maki, 56, of Iron Mountain, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, June 10, 2013, at his home.
He was born June 16, 1956, in Ishpeming, Michigan, son of Rudy and Ruth Maki. Bradley graduated from Iron Mountain High School in 1974. He began his career working as a maintenance mechanic for M.A. Hanna Mining Company at the Groveland Mine. After the mine closed, Bradley continued his maintenance mechanic career working for the City of Iron Mountain for twenty-five years, retiring in 2009.
Brad learned his trade at a young age by working with his father repairing old equipment at the family camp in Republic, Michigan, which he helped his father build. He spent many hours in his own garage working on cars and other vehicles for his family and friends. Brad had a big heart and was right there to help if you needed a hand. Whether it was a parent, brother, sister, niece or nephew he always kept in touch to see what was going on in their lives and to see if he could help out in any way. He cared deeply for his family and will be missed by family and friends.
He enjoyed camping, hunting, fishing, and snowmobiling. Brad was an avid Detroit Tiger and Detroit Lion fan. He was also proud of his Finnish heritage and a member of the Finnish American Club Raja Ryhma.
Bradley is survived by his parents, Rudy and Ruth Maki; one sister Melanie (James) Olson; two brothers, Chris (Melanie) Maki and Rodney Maki, all from the Iron Mountain area; two nephews, Brandon (Alyssa) Maki and Korey (Amy) Maki; one niece, Elina Maki; one great-niece, Halle Kate Maki.
Visitation will be Saturday, June 15, 2013, 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Our Savior's Lutheran Church, Iron Mountain. Funeral Services will be Saturday 11:30 a.m. at the church. The Rev. Lori Liverance will officiate. Burial will be in Cemetery Park, Iron Mountain.
You may light a candle in remembrance of Bradley or leave a condolence to his family online at jacobsfuneralhomes.com.
The family has chosen the Jacobs Funeral Home, Iron Mountain, to honor Bradley's Legacy of Life.