Bernhard Charles “Butch” Makela, Jr. age 77 of Spartanburg County, SC died on June 21, 2020 in Lyman, SC.
Butch was born May 5, 1943 in Chicago, Illinois the first born son of Bernhard and Lucille (Olszak) Makela. He served in the U.S. Army from March 1965-March 1967.
Surviving are his sister Mary Ann (Joseph) Kornatowski of Chicago, IL; nephews and nieces, Joe, Jeff (Sue), Jennie (Val), JoAnn (Bo), Jackie (Scott), Jill (Jesus); great nephews and nieces, Josh, Maddie, Tori, Parker, and Liam. Also, two close friends that were always by his side, Bruce & Rich.
Preceding him in death are his parents Bernard and Lucille Makela and brother James L. Makela.
Graveside services will be held on Saturday, June 26, 2021 at 10 a.m. at the Aura Cemetery with Baraga County Area Veterans conducting military honors under the direction of the American Legion Post 444 and committal prayers by Fr. Corey Litzner. Jacobson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Friends may sign Butch’s guest book or send condolences at www.jacobsonfuneralhome.com
To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Bernhard "Butch" Charles Makela, please visit our floral store.