Grace M. Maker – Strawberry Point

Grace Martha Maker, 83, of Strawberry Point, Iowa, passed away on Friday, May 11, 2018, at her daughter’s home in Strawberry Point.  She was born on November 12, 1934, in Edgewood, the daughter of Charles David and Caroline Josephine (Mueller) Peet. Grace was raised and educated in Edgewood.


On February 1, 1951, Grace was united in marriage to Ewald Arthur Maker.  Seven children were born to this union.  The couple began farming with Ewald’s father, Arthur Maker, in the Manchester area.  They then farmed near Elkader and eventually moved to Strawberry Point in 1956. Grace remained there the rest of her life.  She also worked locally at several businesses, but taking care of her family was her most important job.


Grace enjoyed sewing and attending garage sales and auctions.  She loved camping with her family.  Most of all, Grace loved her family and enjoyed spending time with them.


Survivors include her six children, Jerry (Mary) Maker of Strawberry Point, Lila (Barry) Rohrick of Oelwein, Bob (Diane) Maker and Roger Maker, all of Strawberry Point, Mary (Richard) Nachtman of Manchester, and Lisa (Bob) Pope of Strawberry Point; 11 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.


Grace was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Ewald Maker; one son and daughter-in-law, Gary and Laurie Maker; three grandsons; one great-granddaughter, Gabriella Ramirez; and two sisters, Mabel and Blanche.


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Funeral Service:  10:30 a.m., on Thursday, May 17, 2018, at Emanuel Lutheran Church in Strawberry Point, Iowa, with Pastor Susan Friedrich officiating.


Visitation:  3:00 to 8:00 p.m., on Wednesday, May 16, 2018, at Leonard-Muller Funeral Home in Strawberry Point.  Friends may also call one hour before the service at the church on Thursday.


Interment:  Cass Township Cemetery  –  Strawberry Point, Iowa