Henry Ford Makosky
WELLS — Henry Ford Makosky, age 92, formerly of Wells, passed away Friday, Feb. 03, 2017 at North Woods Place in Escanaba. He was born on September 20, 1924 in Iron Mountain, the son of Robert and Josephine (Muther) Makosky. Henry grew up in the Kingsford area until the age of 12 when the family moved to Hyde. He was drafted into the U.S. Army during WWII and served in Germany, Belgium, Normandy, France, and throughout central Europe. On August 17, 1950, Henry married the former Janice A. McGinnis at Central United Methodist Church in Escanaba and she preceded him in death on March 21, 2001. The couple shared 50 years of marriage together. Henry was employed for Michigan Bell Telephone Company as a lineman and installer for over 30 years until his retirement in 1983. He was a member of the American Legion, in his younger years enjoyed hunting rabbits with hound dogs, and fishing. Henry was widely known for his garden at his home in Wells and would eliminate a rabbit or two each year with a shotgun to save his crop.
Henry F. Makosky is survived by 3 sons, Chuck of Escanaba, Rick of Lubbick, TX, and Jim (Laura) of DePere, Wis.; 3 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; and sister, Harriet Hider of Escanaba.
In addition to his parents and wife, Henry was preceded in death by son, Paul Makosky; and brothers, Larry and Nilo Makosky.
Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday, Feb. 6, 2017 at the Anderson Funeral Home in Escanaba. Delta County Veteran’s Council services will be conducted at noon, Monday, in the Anderson Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral services celebrating the life of Henry Ford Makosky will be held at 1 p.m., Monday, in the Anderson Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Elise Low Edwardson officiating. Burial will take place in the Gardens of Rest Cemetery. The Anderson Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements and online condolences can be sent to the family at www.andersonfuneralhomes.net.