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Joretta J. MACHMEIER

Age 81 of Chisago City On December 4, 2012 The home fire of our family has been dimmed by the passing of our beloved wife and mother. Her strong, gentle spirit and tender, loving presence will be missed and remembered. Jetty was an avid painter, gardener, world-traveler and most important to her, a home-maker. She expressed her love of her Lord, her husband, family and friends through her daily care and concern for others. Preceded in death by parents Paul & Wilhelmine Gibson and step-mother Lillian Skoug Gibson; siblings Natalie, David, Daniel, Meredith, Robert & Ronald. Survived by husband Roger; children Philip (Deb) Machmeier, Bruce Machmeier, & Ann Machmeier; grandchildren Peter Machmeier, Samantha Hinkley Machmeier, Elizabeth Machmeier, & William Machmeier; Siblings Kathryn (Larry) Smith, Steven (Carol) Gibson, & Paul Michael Gibson; sisters-in-law Mary Lee Smith & Debbie Broadwater; nieces & nephews Kirk Breen, Kara Waterman, Nathan Smith, Jeff Smith, Adam Gibson, & Tressa Kelly. Funeral Service 10:00 a.m. Saturday, December 8, 2012 at Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church, St. Croix Falls, WI. Visitation 5-8 p.m. Friday at Grandstrand Funeral Home, Lindstrom and one hour prior to service at church. Interment Oak Park Cemetery, Mondovi, WI. Memorials to Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church in our mother's honor. www.grandstrandfh.com 651-257-4000




Published in Pioneer Press on Dec. 6, 2012
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