Edwin William Makowski

Edwin William Makowski, lovingly known to most as “Ed”, passed away on December 2, 2017 in Robinson, Texas at the age of 89, having succumbed to lung cancer.

Memorial Service:> December 27th at 11:00AM at Central United Methodist Church, 5740 Bagby Ave, Waco, TX.

Ed was born in Lexington, TX to Edwin Walter and Bertha Florence Makowski. He attended LaVega Schools in Bellmead, TX and then Baylor University, where he received a BA degree. Ed served four years in the air force, then returned to Waco and joined his father in Mac’s Garage, an auto repair shop. Ed and his first wife Laura were married at Sparks Memorial United Methodist Church in Bellmead, TX in 1956. He and his father became GMC Truck dealers and then started M&M Truck Lease in 1970. Ed sold the business and moved to Edinburg, TX in 1990.

Ed married Ann McNallen in 1991. After a few months of leisure, Ed and Ann started a new enterprise, A&E Truck Parts, which was sold seven years later. He then became a substitute teacher for McAllen and Mission school districts and served as Chairman of the Cimarron Homeowners Association Architectural Committee. After Ann’s death in 2015, Ed moved back to McLennan County, residing in Robinson until his death. Ed had a long and fruitful interest in the genealogy of the German Texans of which he was a part, documenting over 90,000 names in his GerTex tree on Ancestry.com. He was a master at Bridge and Scrabble but enjoyed games of all types.

Ed is survived by his sons, Mike and wife, Donna of Waco, and Andy and wife, Carole of Kingsport, TN; step-children, Pam Albrecht, Karen McNallen, Dean McNallen, and Dale McNallen, along with their spouses, children, and grandchildren; his sister, Frances SoRelle of Richardson; along with numerous nieces, nephews, and a host of loving friends.

Memorials may be made to Central United Methodist Church Music Ministries (cumcwaco.com) or the Central Texas Choral Society (centraltexaschoralsociety.org) – organizations which Ed loved and passionately supported.

Lake Shore Funeral Home and Cremation Services

5201 Steinbeck Bend Dr
Waco, TX 76708
United States (US)
Phone: (254) 752-5900

Place of Service: Central United Methodist Church , 5740 Bagby Ave.; Waco, TX 76712

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  1. Dennis Mathewson :

    I am so sorry to hear of your great loss. Recently I lost my dear mother, and found
    great comfort in the Holy Bible, like at Isaiah 25 verse 8 – “The Sovereign Lord will
    swallow up death forever, and wipe away the tears from all faces.” Also at
    Revelation 21 verse 4, we find God’s promise to remove both pain and death.
    For more comfort, I turn to the website at: http://www.jw.org (Search: Comfort)

  2. Ed, you will forever be my Baylor Lady Bears cheering partner. I know you watch from above, and I look down the row of seats and think of you. We miss you at FountainView…R.I.P.

  3. Ed was a special person and a friend from grade school through college. He was always willing to give me a ride to classes at Baylor. My wife JoAnn and I were both neighbors and friends with Ed and his family through our school years. He raised some of the finest pigeons in our hometown of Bellmead, TX. In later years we would see Ed with his great smile and humor at school reunions. I know he will be missed by his friends and family.

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