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Evelyn Anna MachCELEBRANT
Fr. Mathew Vazhappilly
Chris Mach, Kelly Mach, Patrick Mach
Organist ~ Martin Sieverding
Processional ~ “I Know That My Redeemer Lives”
Solo ~ Linda Kronaizl ~ “On Eagle’s Wings”
Offertory Hymn ~ Linda Kronaizl ~ “Amazing Grace”
Communion Hymn ~ “Be Not Afraid”
Recessional ~ “How Great Thou Art”
Evelyn Anna Mach was born Sunday, January 23, 1921 at Tyndall, South Dakota to Clarence and Anna (Hack) Bower. She was raised on a farm northeast of Tyndall and attended country school. On January 3, 1945, she was united in marriage to Thomas Mach at St. Leo Catholic Church in Tyndall. They began their married lives on a farm southwest of Scotland, and devoted the next 33 years to farming and raising their family. Evelyn was an avid gardener and enjoyed canning all the fruits and vegetables they raised on the farm. She loved living on the farm, but after Tom passed away in 1978, she moved into Scotland and began working as a dietary aide at the Good Samaritan Center. She enjoyed her work there and made many life-long friends. After working there for 16 years, she retired in 1994.
Evelyn enjoyed sewing, quilting and baking. She was well-known for her homemade bread and doughnuts. She was an excellent cook, and especially enjoyed preparing large meals for anyone who came to visit her. Evelyn loved to sew and made many of her own clothes, as well as clothes for her children as they were growing up. After her retirement, she began making patchwork quilts. A lot of people will remember her as the lady who sold eggs in Scotland. She never passed up an opportunity to go shopping, as that was one of her favorite hobbies. She was a very generous and hard-working person who was always willing to help. Evelyn was a life-long member of the Catholic Order of Foresters, and a member of St. George Catholic Church.
In September of 2007, she became a resident at the Good Samaritan Center in Scotland. She passed away on Tuesday, February 28, 2012 at the age of 91 years, 1 month, and 5 days.
Grateful for having shared her life are her two sons: Don Mach of Katy, Texas and Ken (Diana) Mach of Scotland; and her daughter, Eileen (Warren) Johnson of Spearfish. She is also survived by five grandchildren: Chris (Lauren) Mach, Kelly Mach, Patrick Mach, Darin (Jennifer) Johnson and Nathan (Aimee) Johnson; and two great-grandchildren: Joe and Lucy Johnson.
In addition to her parents, Clarence and Anna Bower, she was preceded in death by her husband, Tom, one brother, Roy Bower, and two sisters: Marian Bower and Laura Fuchs Tycz.
You have our deepest sympathy in the loss of your Mother and Grandmother. We were neighbors for almost 4 years, and we enjoyed her company. She made delicious kolaches, and when we gave her small potatoes out of our garden, she asked for dill and told us how she made dill potatoes which were delicious. I think of her often. She helped me sew a suit for Lawrence when he was ringbearer for my brothers wedding. She was a very generous lady, and a jolly person. May God bless you with the grace to endear the pain that comes with grief.
Cyril and Laverta Mauch Mar 2 2012 12:38 AM
Ken Diana & Family, You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Your Mom/Grandma was very proud of each of you. I know that you have many fond memories . . . God Bless.
Mike & Sue Taplett Mar 2 2012 12:38 AM
Sorry to hear about Evelyn. I enjoyed caring for her at the Scotland Good Sam.
Cindy Loseke Mar 2 2012 12:35 AM
So sorry to hear about the death of your mother.
Caryl Hebbert Abbott Mar 2 2012 12:34 AM
Don, Eileen, & Ken, My deepest sympathy at the loss of your mother. She was a lovely lady who was a good friend to my mom Maggie Mach when she was in the Good Samaritan Home in Tyndall. Take care, love each other, and keep the good memories of your mother close to your hearts. Darlene (John & Maggie's daughter)
Darlene (Mach) Stolz Mar 2 2012 12:34 AM
Our deepest sympathy in the loss of your mother
Peg & Larry Hamberger Mar 2 2012 12:31 AM
We send our deepest sympathy to all of Evelyn's family at this time. Our prayers are with each of you. Sincerely, Ferne and Marvin Baltzer
Ferne and Marvin Baltzer Mar 1 2012 10:46 PM