Gale Jean Makolin

CALUMET – Gale Jean (McCullah) Makolin, 60, passed away peacefully at her home Friday morning, August 23. Gale was born June 9, 1959, in Calumet, to Holly Jean (Anderson) McCullah and John Clay McCullah.

Gale was a loving mother and grandmother who enjoyed rooting for the Packers and cooking big meals for her family and friends. She loved puzzles and word games and was known for her boisterous laugh and radiant smile.

She is survived by her long-time partner, Darrel Latvala; her children, Joel and Melissa Makolin; her grandchildren, Calvin and Lucas Flores; her sisters, June Pillatsch, Peg Staley, Carol McCullah, and Kay Elander; and her brother, James.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Holly and John; and her brothers, David, Edward, and Robert.