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I am a Veteran.Edward "Ed" M. Ellis

October 4, 1929 - October 7, 2018

Edward "Ed" M. Ellis, 89, passed away on October 7, 2018 in Frelsburg, TX. He was born in Corpus Christi, Texas, on October 4, 1929, to Earl Odell Ellis and 0llie Howard Ellis. Ed grew up in Waco, Texas. Spent many years in Houston before moving to Frelsburg, Texas, December 20, 1986.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Jean Halfmann Ellis of Frelsburg. Other survivors include son, Edward M. Ellis, Jr., Conroe, Texas; daughter Teresa Diane Davis, Conroe, Texas, daughter Jeanie Marie Doyle and husband Chris, Plano, Texas, and daughter Ginger Lee Cruikshank and husband Tom, Richardson, Texas. Sister Jonelle Russell and brother-in-law Russ of Santa Rosa, California; sisters-in-law Dorothy Button, Patsy Henderson and husband Steed, and Leona Marshall; ten grandchildren, eight great grandchildren and one great great grandchild.

Preceded in death by his sons, Kenneth Allen Ellis and Donald Eugene Ellis, and a brother, Earl 0. Ellis, Jr.

Ed Ellis spent 27 years in the Army obtaining the rank of First Sergeant E8. Besides the military, Ed worked in the automobile industry for many years. Served in many different positions in the Knights of Columbus including State Warden, Grand Knight Council 5157 and Faithful Navigator of Fourth Degree Assembly #1136. Served in the American Legion as past Post Commander #383. Taught CCD at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church of Frelsburg, Eucharist Minister of Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church of Frelsburg, Colorado County Republican Chair, Colorado County Historical Commission, German Society of Colorado County, Member of the Farm Bureau, and past President Colorado County Economic Development Corporation. Also, was Vice President of the 1492 - 1992 Quincentennial of Colorado County. He will be best remembered by his family and others for his positive attitude and outgoing personality.

Visitation will be held Tuesday October 9, 2018 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Henneke Funeral Home in Columbus. Knights of Columbus and Parish Rosary will follow visitation at 7:00 pm at the funeral home.

Visitation on Wednesday from 9:00 am to 10:00 am at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Frelsburg with a Parish Rosary at 9:30 am.

Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, October 10, 2018, 10:00 am at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Frelsburg with Fr. Michael Lyons officiating.

Burial will follow at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Cemetery in Frelsburg. Serving as pallbearers are Chris Doyle, Tom Cruikshank, Colton Cruikshank, Jason Ballman, Richard Button, Delbert Kulhanek. Honorary pallbearers are Daniel Doyle and McKinnon Cruikshank.

Memorials are suggested to be given for Mass Offerings at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church or Church of your choice.


Edward "Ed" M. Ellis
October 4, 1929 - October 7, 2018



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