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Martha Mae Dakota

January 23, 1938 — December 13, 2016

Martha “Mardi” Mae Dakota, age 78 of Baraga, MI walked on, Tuesday, December 13, 2016 at her home.

She was born January 23, 1938 in L’Anse, MI daughter to Marthalene Decota. As a child, Mardi resided at the orphanage in Assinins and then lived with her grandmother Josephine. She later lived in Marquette, Oregon, and then returned to Baraga.

Mardi was a member of KBIC and Ojibwa Seniors. She loved baking, especially her famous date cookies. She also enjoyed genealogy, pictures crafting, making dream catchers and regalia for her grandchildren, gardening, feeding her birds, and was computer savvy. Mardi adored her grandchildren; she raised Bobby and loved watching Paige at her concerts.

Surviving are her son Darren Webb of Baraga; daughters, Gayle Britton of Newport News, VA, Janni Webb of Williamsburg, VA, Becky Webb-Graham of Marquette, MI; 8 grandchildren, Joe, Toby, Mark, Danae, Gary, Stephanie, Paige, and Bobby; 12 great grandchildren; 1 great great grandchild; and special cousin Pete Shelafoe.

Preceding her in death are her mother and a special cousin Donald Bawdin.

Please join the family in a celebration of Mardi’s life on Saturday, January 14, 2017 at the Ojibwa Senior Center in Baraga from 11-1:00 p.m. for food and laughter. A graveside service will take place in the spring in the Assinins Cemetery. The Jacobson Funeral Home of L’Anse is assisting the family.

Friends may sign Mardi’s guest book or send condolences at

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