Jerry Makala Obituary

Jerry T. Makala
Jerzy "Jerry" Makala
Jerry T. Makala

January 12, 1938 - May 22, 2014
Born in Poznan, Poland
Resided in Des Moines
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Jerry Tadeusz Makala, age 76, passed away Thursday, May 22, 2014 near his home in Des Moines.

He was born to the late Stanislaw and Genowefa Makala on January 12, 1938 in Poznan, Poland. He graduated from Wroclaw Polytech with a Masters degree in Electronic Engineering. Shortly after, he married Elizabeth Makala in 1978, the same year Pope John Paul II was elected pope. They lived together in Poland before starting their home in Des Moines in 1990.

Jerry worked as an Engineer for over 20 years in Poland, and then later served as a loyal employee for Iowa Packing before retiring in 2010. Jerry was a faithful member of his church St. Pius X, an avid soccer fan, and loved spending time with his dog Gucio.

Jerry is survived by his wife Elizabeth; his daughter and son-in-law Justyna and Mike Aspiazu; his son and daughter-in-law Woytek and Ashleigh Makala; as well as his three grandchildren Sebastian, Lucia, and Matilda.

Memorial contributions may be directed to Hospice of Central Iowa.

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Arrangements by Iles Westover Chapel



Westover Funeral Home
6337 Hickman Road
Des Moines, IA US 50322
Sunday, May 25, 2014
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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St. Pius X Catholic Church
3663 66th Street
Urbandale, IA US 50322
Monday, May 26, 2014
10:30 AM