Edward “Ed” J. Makuski, 68, Rosholt, formerly of the town of Amherst, died Monday, Feb. 21, 2000, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Marshfield of cancer.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. James Catholic Church in Amherst with the Rev. Robert Pedretti officiating. Burial will be in St. James Cemetery in Amherst.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Jungers-Holly Funeral Home in Amherst and at the church one hour prior to the services Friday. A rosary service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established in his name.
Mr. Makuski was born Sept. 17, 1931, in the town of Amherst, a son of the late Edwin Sr. and Alma (Anderson) Makuski.
He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.
He was married to Eileen Kurtz on Oct. 9, 1954, in Milwaukee.
He was the owner/operator of a welding fabrication business in the Amherst area from 1968 until retiring in 1998.
He was a member of St. James Catholic Church in Amherst, the Tomorrow River Conservation Club and had been a committee member of the Lake Helen Lake Association of Rosholt.
The Makuskis were also members of the Wheel and Deal Square Dance Club in Amherst for 15 years and the Drifters Camping Club in Amherst for 15 years.
Survivors include his wife; five sons, Mark (Cindy), Osseo, Robert (Sandy), Amherst, David (fiancee Carol Beyer), Waupaca, Steve (fiancee Tricia Stroik), Amherst Junction and James (Carrie), Stevens Point; one daughter, Suzi (Cary) Literski, Waupaca; 15 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.