Harvey William “Harpo” Maki
03/05/1929 - 12/26/2021
Harvey William Maki (Harpo) died on Sunday, December 26, 2021 at The Waterview Woods in Eveleth, MN.
Harpo was born in Buhl, MN on March 5, 1929 to Jack W. and Tynne Maki.
He graduated from Martin Hughes High School in Buhl and went on to attend and graduate from St. Cloud Teachers College in St. Cloud, MN where he also played football and was scheduled to go on to play professionally for the Detroit Lions, however he was drafted into the Korean War from 1951-1953, attaining the rank of Sergeant.
Upon his return from Korea, Harpo taught high-school civics and social studies for four years before going on to work for Equifax Insurance Adjusters for 26 years, before finally retiring after serving as a credit and collections officer for the Virginia Regional Medical Center.
Harpo was married to Nancy V. Maki (Dallago) for 67 years and they enjoyed 8 summers of retirement on their Island on Lake Vermilion. He enjoyed time spent with family, being outdoors, fishing, saunas, and watching the Vikings, Timberwolves and MN Wild.
Harpo is survived by his wife, Nancy; sons, Bruce (Debbie) of Virginia and Brian (Lupe) of Eau Claire, WI; and dear brother, Raymond of Virginia. Harpo was a “great” grandfather to all his grandchildren: Melissa, Samantha and Jacob and great grandchild Shea; and a loving uncle to many nieces and nephews.
Harpo was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers: Walter, Jack and Kent (Kenny); and one sister, Laina.
A private memorial service will be held at a later date.
Arrangements are with Range Funeral Home in Virginia.