Robert Anthony Makovec, 44, of Steamboat Springs died at his home early Tuesday, March 19, 2002, of a cerebral hemorrhage.
Graveside services and burial will take place at Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery in Stetsonville, Wis., at a later date.
He was born Jan. 12, 1958, at Marshfield to Eugene F. and Orvilla A. (Boehlen) Makovec. He married Rebekah DeWald June 29, 1979, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Auburndale. They later divorced.
His education took place at St. Mary's School, Colby and St. Mary's School, Auburndale, then at Auburndale High School. After high school he spent some time in New Mexico before returning to Wisconsin. He spent several years in Eau Claire, taking a few college courses and working in painting and construction. In the late 1980s, he moved to Colorado, where he worked in Denver as a steel stud framer/drywall hanger until 1992 then moving to Oak Creek and finally Steamboat Springs.
Bob was a voracious reader, an avid pool player and a huge fan of the Denver Broncos and the Green Bay Packers.
Besides his parents, Bob is survived by one daughter, Zoe DeWald of Carrboro, N.C.; nine brothers and sisters: Gerard (Barbara) Makovec of Fontana, Wis., Thomas (Peggy) Makovec of Stratford, Wis., Stephen Makovec of Dayton, Ohio, Mary (Verlyn) Schalow of Marshfield, Wis., Ivan Makovec of Spring Lake Park, Minn., Therese (Thomas) Kaletka of Belle Plaine, Minn., Eugene (Betsy) Makovec of Kirkwood, Mo., Agnes Makovec of Denver and Francis (Angela) Makovec of Unity, Wis.; 25 nieces and nephews plus a great-niece and a great-nephew also.
Bob also has had many friends in Denver and the Yampa Valley and will be sadly missed by all who knew him.