James “Jim” Maker of Mora died peacefully Sunday, May 5, 2019 at Grace Point Crossing in Cambridge. He was 80 years old.
Special thanks go to Clarence and Lou Maki for visiting and listening to music with him.
He was born in Duluth. He liked to go garage sale-ing, collect cars, cook and play cards. He retired in 2004; he then decided to open his own restaurant in Mora. He owned Mustangs Steakhouse from 2004 until he sold it in the fall of 2007.
He had other adventures before he ended up battling colon cancer; was cancer free for nine years; and experienced heartache in 2010.
He loved to help anyone who needed it.
He was preceded in death by his mother Maxine Maker, his uncle Garland Maker and aunt Charlotte Maker.
He is survived by his wife, a son, two daughters, one adopted daughter, nine grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and many other relatives.
Memorials can be sent to Debra Maker, PO Box 234, Mora, Minnesota 55051.
A celebration of life will be planned.