Ellen K. Makiya, nee Schinker, 47

Ellen K. Makiya, nee Schinker of Thiensville embraced the arms of her Lord and Savior on Monday, Sept. 23, 2013, at the age of 47 surrounded by family and friends.

She is the beloved wife of Paul Makiya and devoted mother of Lauren and Matthew Makiya. She is the dearest daughter of Judie Schinker and the late John Schinker. Ellen is survived by David (Gerilynn) Schinker and Jim (Kay) Schinker, brothers of Ellen; Dennis and Marion Makiya, parents of Paul; Jim (Reine) Makiya, Robert (Lori) Makiya, Thomas (Joni) Makiya and Mike (Jan) Makiya, brothers of Paul; Margaret (Pat) Wiley, Elizabeth (Reuben) Gaudia, Mary (Jim) Stauber, Michelle (Ralph) Salas and Catie (Eric) Gietzen, sisters of Paul. She is further survived by the gift of loving grandparents, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, friends and the church family of Beautiful Savior. Friends may greet the family on Monday, Sept. 30 from noon to 2 p.m. and again from 4 p.m. to the time of services at 7 p.m. at Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church, 11313 N. Riverland Road in Mequon. In lieu of flowers gifts in memory of Ellen should be directed to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, 200 South Executive Drive #203, Brookfield WI 53005; the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center, 100 Charles Street Suite 234, Baltimore, MD 21201; or the Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church K-9 Comfort Dog Ministry, 11313 N. Riverland Road, Mequon WI 53092.

Schmidt & Bartelt Funeral Home, Mequon, is serving the family. For online condolences, please go to www.schmidtandbartelt.com.