Makowski-Bickel, Suzanne M., Saginaw, Michigan

Beloved daughter, sister, aunt and friend passed away suddenly Monday, July 18, 2011 with her boyfriend, Mark Morley, while living her life passion of sailing. Age 40 years. The daughter of Jean (Miller) Burns and James and Mary Makowski, Suzanne was born December 12, 1970 in Saginaw, Michigan. She graduated from Bridgeport High School in 1989. She then attended and graduated from Michigan State University with her Bachelor’s Degree in Science. Suzanne was a pharmaceutical rep for several companies and most recently employed at Great Lakes Medical Supply. She was a member of the Bay City Yacht Club. Suzanne had a passion for gourmet cooking, traveling, scuba diving, skiing, but most of all…sailing. Surviving are Suzanne’s mother, Jean Burns and her husband Rev. William Burns, Saginaw; Suzanne’s father, James Makowski and his wife Mary, Saginaw; Suzanne’s brothers and sisters, James S. Makowski Jr. and his wife Michelle; Michelle Makowski; Brian and Carrie Madison; Jeff and Dawn Madison; Jim and Shari Madison; Lisa Pierce; many nieces and nephews. Suzanne was preceded in death by her grandparents, Fred and Alma Miller, Simon and Katherine Makowski. Funeral service will take place on Friday, July 22, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Christopher Catholic Church in Bridgeport, Michigan. Rev. Fr. John Mancini, O.S.F.S., will officiate. Honoring Suzanne’s wishes, cremation will follow. Friends may call at The Snow Funeral Home, 3775 N. Center Road, (between Shattuck and McCarty), where the family will be present on Thursday from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and at St. Christopher Catholic Church on Friday from 10:00 a.m. until time of service. In lieu of flowers, those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to St. Christopher Catholic Church or the charity of their choice.