Prayers filled the night at the church in Sheboygan the Maki family attended. According to their brother-in-law, they were there for their regular Tuesday night Bible study. Their 11-year-old daughter Natalie was home watching her three siblings.
"It was their normal schedule, you go to Bible study right around bedtime and the kids go to sleep," says Ryan Passini.
But Tuesday night wasn't like normal - a fire broke out in the home. Natalie and her 9-year-old sister Jenna got out. As Jenna ran in her bare feet in the snow to a neighbors for help, Natalie went back inside to try to save her brothers. Neighbor Gary Feldmann says he tried to go too but the fire was overwhelming.
“I put my head in there. I couldn’t even breathe, it was so hot, so full of smoke," Feldmann says.
Firefighters pulled the children from their home. Natalie and her 7-year-old brother Carter died.