Machacek, Donald L. November 8, 1931 - July 5, 2019 Donald L. Machacek, age 87 of Waterloo NE, passed away at Brookstone Meadows in Elkhorn, NE with his beloved wife, Marilyn by his side. He was born the son of John and Mayme (Ohnoutka) Machacek in Weston, NE. Don graduated with the class of 1950 at Weston High School. He went on to attend college at Luther College in Wahoo, NE and then the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, where he received his Bachelor's Degree. Don served his country in the United States Navy from 1951 until his honorable discharge in 1954. On December 27, 1958, Don would be united in marriage to Marilyn Pabian in Morse Bluffs, NE. They lived at Riverside Lakes in Waterloo for the past 50 years. He was a Sales Representative for US Plywood and Georgia Pacific. He was a member of the American Legion in Weston, and St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Elkhorn. Don loved to hunt, fish, golf, Nebraska Football and most of all, traveling with Marilyn on cruises, trips to Europe and Acapulco, Mexico. Don was preceded in death by his parents; infant brother, John; sister, Adelia Dolezal; and brothers-in-law, Henry Dolezal, George Pabian and Tom Roberts. He leaves to Celebrate his life: his wife of 60 years, Marilyn; sister-in-law, Bonnie Roberts; nieces, Debbie Crosby, Donna Stara, Denise Dolezal, and Robin Seymour; and nephews, Jeff Pabian and Duane Dolezal. MASS of CHRISTIAN BURIAL will be held at 10am Wednesday, July 10, at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Elkhorn. VISITATION will be held from 6-8pm on Tuesday, July 9, at the Reichmuth Funeral Home in Elkhorn, with a 7pm WAKE SERVICE. Burial will take place in St. John Nepomucene Cemetery in Weston at 1:30pm on Wednesday. Memorials can be made to St. John's Nepomucene Catholic Church in Weston, NE. REICHMUTH FUNERAL HOME 21901 West Maple (402) 289-2222 www.reichmuthfuneralhomes.com

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Jim Clifton

Dear Mrs. Machacek: I am sorry to read of the death of your husband, Don. You won't remember after all these years, but I remember you as a wonderful teacher at Westgate Elementary... 4th grade, as I recall. I will remember you and your husband at Mass this weekend. -Fr. Jim Clifton, SJ

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