Marcella E. Maki, 80, of Redondo Beach, Calif., formerly of Gladstone, Mich. and Marinette, Wis., was called home to be with the lord Monday morning, September 16, 2013, due to complications from Parkinson's syndrome. Beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Marcella was born April 13, 1933, in St. Nicholas, Mich., the daughter of Jerome and Lucy Vandecaveye.
Marcella was raised in St. Nicholas and was a 1951 graduate of Perkins High School. Following graduation Marcella worked briefly at Escanaba Hospital until she married her beloved husband, George, on August 16, 1952, at All Saints Church in Gladstone. They had a long loving marriage until George's passing in 1999. They resided in Gladstone until 1962 when they moved to Marinette, Wis. Marcella moved to Redondo Beach, Calif. in 2001. She was Catholic by faith and dedicated herself to her family and took great pleasure in spending time with her grandchildren. She will be remembered and missed by her family and friends for her kindness, warm smile and her willingness to offer a helping hand to those in need.
Marcella is survived by two sons: James Maki of Redondo Beach, Calif. and Tom (Jewele) Maki of Green Bay, Wis.; one daughter, Anne (Marc) Lilien of Redondo Beach, Calif.; one sister, Martha Latos of Warren, Mich.; two brothers: Julian (Honey) Vandecaveye of Perkins, Mich. and Joe Vandecaveye of Fremont, Calif.; grandchildren, Joshua, Michelle, Troy, Nathan and Jacob; great-granddaughter, Natalie; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, Jim Vandecaveye and three sisters: Christine Van Damme, Mary Gabriel and Margaret Jodocy.
Visitation is scheduled for Monday, September 23, 2013 from 12 to 2 p.m. at Skradski Funeral Home in Gladstone. Funeral services will follow at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with Rev. Fr. Jamie Ziminski of the All Saints Church officiating. Luncheon will follow in the All Saints Church Parish Hall. 
Burial will be in Fernwood Cemetery in Gladstone.
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