Mr. Elmer “Jim” James Makowski, 73 of Ruth, Sigel Township, passed away Wednesday, September 5, 2012 at Huron Medical Center. Jim was born December 29, 1938 in Parisville to the late Edward and Blanche (Trepkowski) Makowski. He married Suzanne Alexander on June 26, 1965 at St. Joseph’s in Rapson. He was a resident of Parisville all of this life. He graduated from Ubly High School. Jim worked for Active Industry “Tower” Industry as a fork lift driver before retiring April 29, 2005. He enjoyed assisting neighbors with their farming, gardening, cards, and sucker fishing. His life ended doing what he loved, working outside with his hands. Jim is survived by his wife Suzanne “Sue” of Ruth; three sons, Paul of Capac, Jim “James” of Edgerton, Wisc., Ron of Caro; Daughter Melissa Lucido, D.D.S. and her husband Michael Lucido PhD, of Bellaire; four grandchildren; two sisters, Mildred Oberski and Marian Wilkowski and her husband Willis. He was preceded in death by one sister, Lillian (Lambert) Jaroch; one brother-in-law, David Oberski, and special friend “Bella”. The funeral Mass will be 11:00a.m., Saturday at St. Mary Catholic Church in Parisville. Rev. Peter Nwokoye, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in the church Cemetery. Visitation will be at the Zinger-Smigielski Funeral Home in Ubly on Friday from 2:30p.m.- 9:00p.m. and on Saturday from 10-11a.m. at the church only. There will be a vigil service at 7:00p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Memorials are requested to Disabled American Veterans or donor’s choice.