RAPID CITY, S.D. G. Carol Maicki, 68, of Rapid City, S.D., died Saturday, Dec. 11, 2004, at Rapid City Regional Hospital.
She started more than 50 shelters and programs for battered women, their children and rape victims across the Midwest. She was recognized as a leader and expert in her field locally and nationally.
As a state senator, she championed bills on behalf of the disenfranchised.
She was appointed by Sen. Tom Daschle during President Clintons administration to serve on DACOWITS Defense Advisory Commission on the status of women in the armed forces. She rose to leadership there as well and traveled the world helping women.
For the past 20 years she had fought racism on behalf of her many friends of the Great Sioux Nation.
She is survived by her husband of 47 years, Henry J. Maicki Jr. of Black Hawk; two sons, Henry J. Maicki III of Black Hawk, and Matthew J. Maicki of Rapid City; two daughters, Julia Ann Maicki and Mary-Emily Maicki, both of Long Beach, Calif.; her mother, Emily Mannisto of Lower Lake, Calif.; three brothers and their spouses, Robert Mannisto of Bozeman, Mont., Dennis Mannisto of Detroit, Mich., and Jeffrey Mannisto of Lower Lake, Calif.; and five grandchildren, Steven Maicki of Phoenix, Matthew Maicki Jr. of Phoenix, Tia Marie Anderson of Fort Collins, Colo., Jason Maicki of Rapid City and Rebecca Maicki of Rapid City.
She was preceded in death by her son, Scott Robert Maicki; her father, John Mannisto; and her brother, Alan Mannisto.
A Memorial wake will be on Dec. 15, 2004, at 7 p.m. at Osheim-Catron Funeral Home, 2700 Jackson Blvd., Rapid City.
Memorial Mass will be on Dec. 16, 2004, at 9 a.m. at Our Lady of the Black Hills, 12365 N. Highway 79, Stage Barn exit, Piedmont, S.D. A reception will follow at the church basement.
A feed and honoring will follow at the Knights of Columbus Hall Center, 910 Fifth St., Rapid City.
Friends and family may sign the guest book for Mrs. Maicki at firstname.lastname@example.org