Martha Makarewicz

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Martha “Marty” Makarewicz, 79, longtime Elmira, Michigan resident, passed away peacefully on Sunday, August 25, 2019 at The Brook of Grayling.
She was born in Gaylord, Michigan,  on April 24, 1940, the daughter of Anthony C. and Martha (Tulish) Pomarzynski.
On Oct 4, 1958 she married Casimer Makarewicz.
Marty was a hard-working woman. She was employed by United Technologies for 13 years.  She was also a homemaker for 18 years.  Marty enjoyed canning, loved the outdoors, snowmobiling, and the annual Polish Festival in Boyne Falls, Michgan.  She looked forward to the family annual corn roast which has been held for 45 years.
Marty also loved polka music and was quite an enthusiastic polka dancer in her day.
She had a great passion for her religion, family and most importantly her two grandchildren.
Surviving are her children, Gary (Joan), Jeff (Karen Dekoski) and Colleen (Andrew) Kujawa; 2 grandchildren, Curtis (Samantha) Kujawa and Megan Kujawa; brother John Pomarzynski; sister Angeline Ciszewski; brother-in-law Lyle Horsell, and sister-in-law Diane Pomarzynski.
She is preceded in death by her husband; sister Gertude Horsell; Charles Pomarzynski; sister-in-law Nila Pomarzynski; and brother-in-law Carl Ciszewski.
A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. from St. Thomas Aquinas Church in Elmira.
Visitation at the Nelson Funeral Home will be held on Tuesday, August 27, 2019 from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.  A Rosary will be offered at the funeral home, Tuesday evening, at 7:30 p.m.
Burial will take place on Saturday, August 31, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Thomas Cemetery in Elmira.
Contributions in memory of Martha may be made to the family, through the Nelson Funeral Home, PO Box 1548, Gaylord, MI 49734.  Friends may offer condolences online at

11 comments on “Martha Makarewicz”

  1. Marilyn Ciszewski

    Jeff and family, We are so very sorry for your loss. She is with your dad dancing the polka and free from pain. Look at all the beautiful memories and hold them tight, as no one can ever replace them.

    Chester & Marilyn

  2. Colleen, Jeff and the entire family. I have fond memories of your mom. I am sorry for your loss. Love and peace, at this time, to all.

  3. Gary, Jeff and Colleen, so sorry to hear about Aunt Marty. I’m sure she’s now enjoying some polka dances with Uncle Kise. Sorry I won’t be able to make it to the funeral. You are all in my prayers. Love Donna

  4. Carrie (Zaremba) Shiels

    Gary, Jeff, Colleen, and the rest of the family. My heart goes out to all of you in this time of loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. May your mom rest in peace.

  5. Thinking of our early years playing when she lived next door and in our senior years as we remembered those years. May God be with you all in this time of grief. Rest In Peace, Marty.

  6. Marty was one of the funniest “older” people I’ve ever met. I always enjoyed the polka fests. May she be at peace now. To her family, I offer my condolences. I will miss her. Keep her in your heart.

  7. Colleen and family, I wanted to send my condolences. You are in my thoughts and in my prayers. May your mom (and dad) rest in eternal peace with our Savior.

  8. Jeff, Colleen and family- So hard to believe they are both gone (Marty and Kise). So many memories of your family. Will never forget seeing them at all the polka dances. Life seems so short sometimes. Love your family!
    Dawn Estelle and kids (Yukon, Winter, Magnum and Ruger)

  9. Shirley Horsell-Barrett

    Gary, Jeff, & Colleen, so sorry to hear of your Mother’s passing. Her journey is over, but I am sure she and my mother are dancing together in heaven, and getting after Uncle Charlie. So glad I was able to spend time with her when I was in Gaylord a few weeks ago. Have wonderful memories of all our good times together as a family. RIP Aunt Marty, I will miss you.

  10. Richard Shavinski CSA

    Our prayers will be with your family at this time. May she rest in peace in heaven. Eternal rest be upon her. So many good memories with your parents since 1983. May God Bless your family. Dick & Becky Shavinski.

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