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Joseph A. Makovec

Joe’s life began Oct. 14, 1964, in Marion. He was the son of Jerry and Faye (Bezdek) Makovec.

Joe was a 1983 graduate of Marion High School and attended Concordia Junior College. He was employed at Manville in McPherson for nearly 35 years.

Joe enjoyed golf and going fishing. He was an avid Kansas City Chiefs and Kansas State fan. Joe was a member of the Eagles Lodge in Newton and parishioner at Holy Family Parish in Marion. He enjoyed his pets, and most especially loved and cherished his family.

His loving family includes his son, Aaron Makovec of Pittsburg; parents Jerry and Faye Makovec of Marion; siblings Donita (Gary) Turk of Lawrence, Jeff Makovec of Halstead, and Tim (Becky) Makovec of Marion; nieces and nephews Adam (Megan) Turk, Brian (Holly) Turk, Chelsea (Tim) Larson, Erol (Staci) Kinkaid, Morgan Makovec, Dustin Looney, and Tyler Makovec; and 10 great-nieces and nephews.

Joe passed away on Monday, Aug. 5, 2019, in McPherson. His family gathered with friends on Aug. 9 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Yazel-Megli-Zeiner Funeral Home, Marion.

Rosary prayers were recited Friday, Aug. 10, at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Family Parish St. Mark’s Church, Marion. Mass of Christian burial was celebrated at the church at 11 a.m. Aug. 10, led by Father Brian Bebak.

Family and friends gathered Aug. 10 for burial at Marion Cemetery. Memorial contributions in his name can be sent to the Father Emil Kapaun Legacy Fund.

Last modified Aug. 21, 2019