(Wednesday - December 09, 2020) - Maxine "Chickie" M. Maracini, 93, lifelong resident of Iron Mountain, passed away on Tuesday, December 8, at Dickinson County Memorial Hospital.

Maxine was born August 9, 1927, in Iron Mountain, daughter of the late Elmer and Elizabeth (Wilson) Knutson. Chickie was a graduate of Kingsford High School, class of 1946. She was united in marriage to Roy Maracini on October 21, 1950. He preceded her in death in June of 2002. Chickie worked for the Wisconsin/Michigan Power Company in her younger years. She was a very spiritual person and attended the Lutheran church while growing up. Her family was very special to her, and she cherished the time she spent with them.

Chickie enjoyed travel, shopping, knitting, golfing, volunteering for St. Vincent De Paul, and her many cats and dogs she had over the years.

Survivors include two sons, Steven (Robin) Maracini of Crystal Falls and Andy (Dr. Patricia) Maracini of Appleton, Wisconsin; one daughter, Lisa Forsberg of Iron Mountain; one brother, Jon (Mary) Knutson of Albuquerque, New Mexico; six grandchildren, Laura (Christopher), Philip, Andrea (Austin), Isla, Alan, and Ginette; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, Roy, Chickie was preceded in death by one sister, Carol Swanson.

A celebration of Chickie's life will be announced in the spring. Burial will be in Cemetery Park in Iron Mountain.

Chickie's family would like to extend a special thank you to Dickinson County Healthcare System, the doctors, nurses and staff, for the care and compassion they provided her.

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The family has chosen the Jacobs Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Iron Mountain to honor Chickie's legacy of life.


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