Bonnie Machacek

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Winthrop - Bonnie B. Machacek, 90 years old, of rural Winthrop, died Dec. 30, 2009, at the Buchanan County Health Center following a short illness. She was born Jan. 28, 1919, in Buchanan County, the daughter of Guy Adelbert and Grace Blanche (Taylor) Reed. She graduated from high school in Quasqueton, with the Class of 1936, and received her teaching certification from Iowa State Teachers College in Cedar Falls in 1938. She taught in the Buchanan County country schools for six years. On Aug. 21, 1940, she and Malvin Paul Machacek were married in Waterloo. They farmed and raised their family near Winthrop. Machacek was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Independence, the King's Daughters (60 year member), and the Quasqueton Federated Garden Club.
Machacek is survived by her husband of 69 years, Malvin; two sons: David (Marcia) Machacek of Albernett, and Richard (Cheryl) Machacek of Winthrop; four grandchildren: Kristin (Ryan) Baker of St. Augustine, Fla., Stephanie (Bobby) Ascher of Marion, Jennifer Machacek of Ft. Worth, Texas, and Andrew Machacek, of Winthrop, and three great grandchildren: Brennan Baker, Connor Baker, and Dylan Ascher. She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Graydon Reed.
Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, January 4, 2010, at the First United Methodist Church in Independence, Iowa, with Rev. Dennis Bailey officiating. Music will be provided by Mrs. Don Bowden, organist, and Dr. Don Bowden, vocal soloist. William Reed, Dr. Don Bowden, Randall Balderston, Marvin Machacek, John Machacek, Andrew Machacek, Bobby Ascher, and Alan Peremsky will be Casket Bearers. Burial will be in Mt. Hope Cemetery in Independence, Iowa.
White Funeral Home of Independence is in charge of arrangements. Friends may call for visitation from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 3rd, at the funeral home. On line condolences may be left at
Published in Independence Bulletin-Journal on Jan. 4, 2010