Adele Marker

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Adele Marker, 88, passed away suddenly, Sunday, May 31, 2020, at August Haus Assisted Living Community, Gaylord, where she lived for over a year.  Adele was born in Elmira, Michigan, on February 24, 1932.

Upon graduation from high school, Adele moved to southern Michigan and worked as a registered nurse at Beaumont Hospital, Troy, Michigan, until retiring.   Adele was an active member of St. Rene Parish in Sterling Heights, Michigan.

Adele was preceded in death by her parents; Joseph and Boleslawa Makarewicz, six sisters; Hattie, Pauline, Clara, Pearl, Monica, and Susan; and by five brothers; Ted, Leo, Al, Isadore, and Casimer.  Surviving siblings are; Ann Chase and Joseph (Rosalie) Makarewicz of Gaylord.

A Mass of Christian Burial, officiated by Father Matthew Wigton, will be offered Saturday, June 6, 2020, at 12:00 p.m. at St. Mary Cathedral, Gaylord, Michigan.  Visitation will begin at the Cathedral at 10:30 a.m. with a Rosary offered at 11:15 a.m.  Burial at St. Thomas Aquinas Cemetery in Elmira will follow.

In Lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the “Food For The Poor” organization or to EWTN, Eternal Word Television Network, may be made through the Nelson Funeral Home, P O Box 1548, Gaylord, Michigan, 49734.

5 comments on “Adele Marker”

  1. Richard Shavinski CSA

    Our prayers go out to Makarewicz Family, may she rest in peace.
    Dick and Becky Shavinski

  2. Maria Ambrosiewicz

    “I am the Resurrection and the life; those who believe in Me, though they die, will live; and everyone who lives and believes in Me will never die”
    ~ John 11:25-26

    Adele was a remarkable person and made an impact on every person she met. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. We love you all.
    — Marisha, Megan, and Russell (Pleasanton, California)

  3. She was a great woman. I will miss her dearly, My thoughts and prayers go out to the Makarewicz family.


    Once again our lifelong friendship, our caring love, and sympathy go out to Joseph Jr. & Rosalie & the Makarewicz Family in their loss of another cherished member of their close large Polish Catholic Family. Joe Junior & I (CASIMER LEO DZWIK) made our First Holy Communion together(with 3 other girls) in the old St, Thomas Aquinas Church in Elmira on June 30, 1946-(74 yrs. ago). We now have 2 of own family members that are nurses in the Beaumont Hospital System. – XOX & HUGS from Battle Creek- CAMY & ALICE & our DZWIK Family.

  5. A beautiful lady from a great family. I never met her, but some of her brothers & sisters have been friends since we moved to the area in 1978, and left the area in 2019. My prayers go out for the Makarewicz family, whose name I love to pronounce!

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