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Lois E. Makowski, age 97, passed away Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017 at the Boardman Lake Glens-Highlander.
Lois was born in Beulah on June 28, 1920 to Alfred and Minnie Taylor. Lois lived in Beulah, Flint, Florida and Holland prior to moving to the Traverse City area.
Lois loved her family and was particularly proud of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a wonderful caregiver and was always there to lend a helping hand. She was also a dedicated volunteer at various organizations. Lois loved to bake and was known for her pies. She also enjoyed gardening, knitting and spending time with her family and friends.
Lois is survived by her daughter, Sally (John) Ellinger, of Traverse City; son, Steven (Sara) Makowski, of Detroit; grandchildren, Brigette (John) Makowski, Rebecca (John) Woell, Nathaniel (Esther) Makowski, William Makowski, Justin (Ellyn) Makowski, Emily Makowski, and Zachary Makowski; and great-grandchildren, Justus Woell, Oscar Woell, and Micah Makowski. Lois is also survived by her dear friend, Nelson Leach.
Lois was preceded in death by her parents; husband, John F. Makowski; son, John C. Makowski; and second husband, Charles "Max" Flowerday.
A memorial service for Lois will take place at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017 at Central United Methodist Church with a visitation one hour prior. Pastor Chris Lane will officiate.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be directed to Hospice of Michigan, 10850 E. Traverse Hwy., Suite 1155, Traverse City, MI 49684 and Central United Methodist Church, 222 N. Cass St., Traverse City, MI 49684.
The family would like to express their appreciation to Hospice of Michigan and the staff at the Boardman Lake Glens-Highlander for their wonderful care and support.
Please share a memory of Lois with her family by visiting www.reynolds-jonkhoff.com.
The Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home and Cremation Services is serving the family.
Published on November 8, 2017
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