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William "Bill" Harvey Makowski

January 25, 1938 — September 15, 2023

William "Bill" Harvey Makowski, 85, of Grayling, MI passed away unexpectedly on September 15, 2023 at his home.

William was born to Harvey and Elveretta (Moore) Makowski in Wayne, MI on January 25, 1938. Bill married Betty K. Baxter on June 27, 1959 in Wayne, MI. Bill was a member of the Masonic Lodge, Shriners International, Moose Lodge, Fraternal Order of the Eagles, and Elks Lodge, and participated in many of their activities and events. Bill was a happy-go-lucky guy who had an unmistakable laugh. He was very active and was quite a character at heart. He was a jack of all trades and if he didn't know how to do something he would soon figure it out. He was very outgoing and never met a stranger. He enjoyed telling jokes, hunting, fishing and was an avid motorcycle rider. Bill was a very uplifting man to his family and to his friends will be missed by all.

Bill is survived by his wife of 64 years, Betty K Makowski; son Steven (Annetta) Makowski; grandchildren, Nicholas Makowski and Miranda Makowski; great-granddaughter Kason Makowski; brother, Russell Makowski; niece Candy (Ryan) Maxwell; great-nieces, Payton and Annika; and cousin, Donald (Sylvia) Makowski and their family. Bill is preceded in death by his parents and sister-in-law, Desta (Symons) Makowski.

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, October 14, 2023, 12:00 PM with visitation from 10:00 - 12:00 PM at Sorenson-Lockwood Funeral Home in Grayling, MI. A reception will follow at the American Legion, 106 S James St, Grayling, MI 49738.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in memory of Bill to any of the following: Shriner's Hospital for Children, Macular Degeneration Research, World Central Kitchen (which provides chef cooked meals for those experiencing disasters), or others causes of your choice.

Condolences can be shared with Bill's family at www.sorensonlockwood.com.

Arrangements entrusted to Sorenson-Lockwood Funeral Home.


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Saturday, October 14, 2023

10:00am - 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

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Sorenson Lockwood Funeral Home, Inc.

1108 West North Down River Road
Grayling, MI 49738

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Saturday, October 14, 2023

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Sorenson Lockwood Funeral Home, Inc.

1108 West North Down River Road
Grayling, MI 49738

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Saturday, October 14, 2023

Starts at 1:30 pm (Eastern time)

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