Mary age 70 lost her battle with lung cancer on January 10, 2020 at her home in Hibbing, Minnesota with her children by her side. She was born April 25, 1949 in Chisholm, Minnesota to Kaino and Violet (Goette) Maki. She was raised in Buhl and graduated from Buhl High School in 1968. On May 3, 1969 she was united in marriage to James Markovich in Buhl and from this union she had two children, Bill and Candy.
Mary’s favorite time of year was summer. Each July Mary would spend time with her
grandchildren and children, these were her most treasured moments.
She is survived by her children, Bill (Stephanie LeDuc) Markovich, Grand Forks, N.D., and Candy (Mario) Costa, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; grandchildren, Katie (Wade) Wessling, Bismarck, N.D., Josh (Kate) Baldock, Fargo, N.D., Zach Markovich, Wyatt and Cole LeDuc, all of Grand Forks, N.D., and Marissa Markovich, Sarina and Vanessa Costa, all of Toronto, Ontario; great-grandson, Sawyer Wessling, Bismarck, N.D.; siblings, Kaino Maki, Hibbing, MN, Robert (Nancy) Maki, and Marlene Skahl, both of Buhl, Minn., Donna Avelsgard, Eagan, Minn.; and many nieces and nephews.
Mary was preceded in death by her parents; her brother-in-law, Henry Skahl Sr.; her sister-in-law, Barbara Maki; her nephew, Jeff Maki and, her daughter-in-law, Kori Markovich.
Memorial services for Mary will be 1:00 p.m. Monday, January 20, 2020 at Dougherty Funeral Home in Hibbing, MN. Celebrant Siyanda Elizabeth will be officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the funeral home on Monday. Our deepest thanks to the Fairview Range Hospice staff.
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