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“What a privilege and honor to have had Wayne as a friend. We can't help but think of all the great times we had on IA outings in Detroit Lakes. ...Read More »
1 of 10 | Posted by: Stan & Margie Olson

“We just heard about Wayne's passing. Our condolences to the family. My parents, Cap and Jennie Clemons, looked forward to visits from Wayne and Peggy...Read More »
2 of 10 | Posted by: Marsha (Clemons) Nelson

“I had Mr. Maki for an Industrial Arts teacher in Frazee in Junior High School. Always enjoyed his class and respected him as a teacher. Became...Read More »
3 of 10 | Posted by: Jim Hockett

“Peggy and family, so sorry to hear of Wayne's passing. Thoughts and prayers are with the family. Jack and Barb Holtan ”
4 of 10 | Posted by: Barb holtan

“Todd and Karen, we send our sympathies in the loss of your father. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Best always, Chris and Alfonso. ”
5 of 10 | Posted by: Chris Correa

“We had some memorable times at Toad Lake, he will be missed, thoughts and prayers to all the family. ”
6 of 10 | Posted by: Scott Rennecke

“Peggy and family, I was saddened to hear the news of Wayne's passing, may you all find comfort and peace in the lifetime of wonderful memories you...Read More »
7 of 10 | Posted by: Deb Johnson

“Karen and Todd, please know that we are thinking of you during this time of sadness. Hugs and prayers to the both of you. ”
8 of 10 | Posted by: Juanita and Irey

“So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. ”
9 of 10 | Posted by: Chris Schrader

“Karen and Todd, you have my prayers and hugs on the death of Todd's dad. It looks like he was a fun guy! Know that I'm thinking of you. ”
10 of 10 | Posted by: Audrey Almo


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Wayne R. Maki, age 86, Frazee, MN, died Thursday, April 20, 2017 at the Frazee Care Center. Funeral services will be 11:00 AM, Saturday, April 29, 2017, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church of Evergreen, Pastor Jared Nies, officiating. Interment will be in Bethany Lutheran Cemetery, rural Menahga with Military Honors provided by Heart O' Lakes Post #7702 Veterans of Foreign Wars. Friends may call 5:00 – 7:00 PM Friday, April 28, 2017 with a prayer service at 6:30 PM at the Furey Funeral Home in Frazee and at the church 1 hour prior to the service on Saturday. Wayne Ray Maki was born December 14, 1930 in Buhl, MN to Jafet and Mary (Hautala) Maki. He is a 1948 graduate of Buhl High School then attended Virginia Jr. College until 1950 and earned his B. S. Degree in Industrial Arts Education from St. Cloud State College in 1952. Wayne joined the army and completed basic training in Fort Knox, KY. During the Korean War, he was stationed at the Military Historical Section in Stuttgart, Germany through 1954. He began his teaching career at Frazee High School in 1955. Wayne was united in marriage to Margaret "Peggy" Mickelson, June 15, 1957 at Bethany Lutheran Church in rural Menahga. He taught in Frazee until 1970 when they moved to Moorhead, MN and he continued teaching there until 1986. Wayne and Peggy spent two years in Madrid, Spain to culminate his teaching career, retiring in 1988. They were able to travel through much of Europe during that time. Wayne was an "Iron Ranger" at heart but, in 1982, they purchased their current home site on Toad Lake. Wayne and Peggy enjoyed hosting many a gathering on the "South Shore" with friends and family. Wayne enjoyed woodworking and outdoor activities, including bocce ball, camping, fishing and especially the annual hunting trips at the deer shack. Wayne was a life member of Heart O'Lakes V. F. W. Post 7702 in Frazee, MN. He was also a member of the Wolf Lake Lions Club, serving as their Secretary for many years and was a member of the John Bridges American Legion Post in Detroit Lakes, MN. Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Peggy of Frazee; 3 sons: Todd (Karen) of Minneapolis, MN, Jay (Julie) of Lakeville, MN, and Craig (Jane) of Laguna Niquel, CA; 3 grandchildren: Kayla (Reid) Peterson, Eric and Megan; 3 great grandchildren: Madyn, Nolan and Reagan Peterson, many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and 5 siblings: Margie, Dorothy (in infancy), Betty, Howard and Virgil. Furey Funeral Home is serving the family. Visit www.fureyfh.com to leave online condolences.

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