Obit: Macha, Dorothy L. (1927 - 2008)
Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon
Email: dolores@wiclarkcountyhistory.org

Surnames: Macha, Knudson, Gaulke, Kett, Hoffman, Bennett, Leigh, Wenger

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) October 22, 2008

Macha, Dorothy L. (28 February 1927 - 19 October, 2008)

Dorothy L. Macha, 81, of Black River Falls, formerly of Wisconsin Rapids, died Sunday evening, Oct. 19, 2008, at Pine View Care Center in Black River Falls.

Dorothy was born Feb. 28, 1927, in the Town of Sigel to Raymond and Agnes (Knudson) Gaulke. She was united in marriage to Alex Macha Oct. 12, 1946, in the Town of Sigel.

She worked at Preway, Inc. and as a secretary at Tri-City Oil Company for nine years and worked for 31 years with her beloved husband at Al’s Service. She was a charter member of St. Luke’s Lutheran Church and St. Luke’s Ladies Aid. She was on the election board in Wisconsin Rapids.

In 1990 she moved with her husband Al to Hatfield. She continued on the election board in the Town of Dewhurst. Dorothy also was an officer in the Sportsman Club and also a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Neillsville, the Red Hats and Homemakers. She enjoyed her family, friends, traveling, volunteering at Clark County Social Services and many years of retirement.

Survivors include her husband, Alex; children, Dr. Allen (Betty) Macha of La Crosse, Kathleen (Jeff) Kett of Tomah and Susan (Bruce) Hoffman of Stevens Point; six grandchildren, five great-grandchildren; sister, Ila May (Tom) Bennett of Phoenix, AZ; sister-in-law, Elaine (John) Leigh of Dallas, OR and brother-in-law, Earl (Nancy) Macha of Suring. Dorothy and Al provided a home for Elaine and Earl after the death of their parents. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Agnes and Raymond Gaulke, and son, Dr. Robert Macha.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 23, 2008, at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Wisconsin Rapids. Rev. Timothy Wenger will officiate. Burial will be at Forest Hill Cemetery.

Friends may call at Taylor, Vollert and Jennings Funeral Home from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday and from 10 a.m. until the time of services at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church Thursday.

Memorials are preferred to St. John’s Lutheran Church in Neillsville debt reduction fund or St. Luke’s Lutheran Church.

 

 


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