Juanita L. Makaroff
May 9, 1934 - May 30, 2021
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Juanita L. Makaroff, age 87, of Appleton, passed away on May 30, 2021. She was born on May 9, 1934 in Ashland, WI, the daughter of Theodore and Alice (Ronning) Hartjes. Juanita had a passion for ballet, and was a student at the School of American Ballet in New York City. While in New York,…

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Claude Beavers left a message on June 14, 2021:
Juanita was a dear classmate at Appleton High School in the early 1950s. We continued our friendship for many years. Juanita was always a woman of great beauty and class.
jean reed left a message on June 10, 2021:
I loved getting to know Juanita while working last summer at Brookdale, Indomitable spirit, gentle smile. God bless your family.
Jim Wenner left a message on June 9, 2021:
Juanita has always been in my thoughts since we left Appleton many years ago. Her work with The Housing Partnership during the early years was so steady and important to our housing. work She danced with grace as she rolled paint on many walls, at many addresses, and kept the carpenters honest. I'm privileged to have known her, worked with her and became a friend. She made a difference in her lifetime and I will continue to think of her often. My best to her family and friends. Jim Wenner
Brandy Lathrop left a message on June 8, 2021:
You will be forever missed and remembered! <3
Joan Dick left a message on June 4, 2021:
Your light will continue to shine in the many hearts and lives you touched through dance, including mine Juanita. Your passion was contagious. Bless you. 💛
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Joan Dick left a message on June 4, 2021:
Im so, so sad to learn this news today. I took ballet from Mrs Makaroff for years back in the mid 70s and to this day I still hear her voice in my head, " Pull up. Find your center." I literally just told my physical therapist about her yesterday and how helpful her ballet instruction & classes have been to me all these years. Her name, memories and even some photos I took in her studio back then have been coming up for me all last month. She was a wonderful, passionate lady. Bless you Juanita and thank you for touching my life so deeply. My sincere, heart felt condolences to all her family and friends. ❤
Elaine Corriveau left a message on June 4, 2021:
My deepest condolences to Mila , Gina, and the family.
Elaine Corriveau left a message on June 4, 2021:
My deepest condolences to Mika, Gina and the family.
Dolores Larsen left a message on June 3, 2021:
Junanita and I took ballet lessons together in our younger years. She was a great example of a wonderful dancer, great person. The world will miss her very much. She has helped many people along the way in her life. Love and prayers to her family. Dolores (Shea) Larsen
Hayley Kiander left a message on June 1, 2021:
Juanita was always a calm presence to me. Her garden cottage home was a peaceful refuge for Madeleine and I after school days. She always carried herself with grace, sophistication and quiet kindness. Her laugh was like a soft butterfly landing on your shoulder. Her legacy to the Fox Valley ballet community and her charitable and Christian service does not go unnoticed. Rest in peace, Juanita. Love, Hayley & family.
Betty Ebben left a message on June 1, 2021:
My greatest love goes to Juanita. She helped to shape and change my life. God bless her.
viktoria page left a message on June 1, 2021:
I am very sad to hear about your amazing mother. She has been an inspiration throughout my life. What a wonderful role model she was as a dancer, teacher and mother. ❤️❤️
Jennifer Krueger left a message on June 1, 2021:
Mrs. Makaroff changed my life in so many ways. She was such a remarkable person and was truly a special light in my life. I will cherish all of the memories I have with her and offer all of my love to Maddie, Jeanette, and the rest of her family.
Jennifer Krueger left a message on June 1, 2021:
Mrs. Makaroff changed my life in so many ways. She was such a remarkable person and was truly a special light in my life. I will cherish all of the memories I have with her and offer all of my love to Maddie, Jeanette, and the rest of her family.
Jennifer Krueger left a message on June 1, 2021:
Mrs. Makaroff changed my life in so many ways. She was such a remarkable person and was truly a special light in my life. I will cherish all of the memories I have with her and offer all of my love to Maddie, Jeanette, and the rest of her family.
Ema Pava left a message on June 1, 2021:
She has left a legacy of beauty and strength in this world
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Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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