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Obituary: Madonna Mae “Donna” Maijala; Mark D. Maijala

As received from the O’Neill-Dennis Funeral Home:

Madonna Mae “Donna” Maijala, 90, formerly of Houghton, passed away at a hospice facility near Milwaukee on October 16, 2021.

She was born on August 23, 1931 to the late Ernest and Jenny Neault and lived much of her life in the Copper Country. She married the love of her life, Larry D. Maijala.

She was the loving mother of Deborah Maijala, Denise Maijala, Roger (Renee) Maijala, Lori (James) Holtz, and Scott (Gina) Maijala; 12 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, she was also preceded by her husband Larry D. Maijala; a son, Mark Maijala; 7 brothers; and 4 sisters.

Donna loved life, her husband, and her family. She always had a smile on her face and a twinkle in her eye. She also had one of the biggest hearts of anyone you will ever meet. So in her honor, please wear something bright, smile, and be kind. She would love that.

Mark D. Maijala passed away on January 2, 2022 and would have been 68 the same month. Mark is survived by his 3 daughters, Crystal (Rob) Hadden, Sarah Maijala, Melissa Maijala, and friend Carol. He also had 8 grandchildren.

A Memorial Service Celebration of Life will be held at 11:00 A.M. on October 15, 2022 at Saint Ignatius Loyola Catholic Church in Houghton with Rev. Father John Martignon to officiate.

The O’Neill-Dennis Funeral Home of Hancock is assisting with the arrangements. To leave online condolences for the family, please go to www.oneilldennisfh.com

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