June 12, 2023 at 9:11 a.m.
Mr. Macho died on Friday, June 9, 2023) of natural causes at his home.
Michael F. Macho was born on Sept. 11, 1955 in Springfield to Russ and Joan (Lipetzky) Macho. He grew up in Clements, later moving to Granite Falls, where he graduated from Yellow Medicine East High School in 1973. He enlisted in the Naval Aircorp where he assisted in the assembly of military parachutes. Later in his life he joined the Legion Riders of Austin.
Michael was married on June 7, 1980 at St. Marys Catholic Church in Chatfield, to Susan "Suzy" Manahan. Following their marriage the couple lived in Chatfield and La Crescent for a few years. They moved to Stewartville in 1993 where they raised their family and made their home for a number of years. Michael owned and operated his own companies throughout his lifetime including Mike's Auto Clinic in Chatfield and Ag Services for many years. His passion was working as a millwright worker helping grain handlers across the Midwest region. Susan was a homemaker and was employed at Mayo Clinic in Rochester for 42 years primarily in Central Services. In 2004 they moved to their farm in rural Dexter.
Michael was an active member of St. Bernard's Catholic Church in Stewartville serving on the church council and with its mens' club activities. He instilled his love of canoeing and fishing that he learned as a child, onto his children. There were many memories made on the water. He also looked forward every year going to La Crosse, Wisconsin spending time with his friends during the Oktoberfest festivities, as well as pool parties on the 4th of July. Mostly, Michael enjoyed motorcycle rides, catching up with a good friend, telling a good joke, and his dogs, Bobo and Mugz. He loved time spent with his family, especially his granddaughters.
He is survived by his wife, Susan; two daughters and one son, Eric Michael of Sargeant. Melissa (Jason) Meyerhofer of Stewartville, and Elizabeth (Troy) Steinkamp of Adams; four granddaughters, Madison, Hannah, Mya, and Violet; one sister, LeAnn (Bill) Manor of Colfax, Wisconsin; two brothers, Ross (Nadine) Macho of Ellendale, and Richard (Merila) Macho of Helena, Montana; brother-in-law, James Hundertmark (Audrey Farnsworth) of Stewartville; as well as his cousins and nieces and nephews, whom he adored.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Russel and Joan Macho; and his beloved sister, Patricia Hundertmark.
A time of visitation for family and friends will take place one hour prior to the service at the church on Friday morning. Burial will take place at St. Bernard's Catholic Cemetery in Stewartville.
Arrangements are with Griffin-Gray Funeral Home in Stewartville. Condolences and memories of Mike and are welcome at www. griffin-gray.com.