G. Pauline Machacek dies at 91

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Wednesday, July 26, 1995
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AUSTIN -- G. Pauline Machacek, 91, of 700 First Drive N.W., a retired London, Minn., farm homemaker, died Monday (July 24, 1995) at Burr Oak Manor Nursing Home in Austin.

Grace Pauline West was born Jan. 28, 1904, in Colorado Springs, Colo. After graduating from high school in 1922, she attended business college and then worked as a secretary in Colorado Springs. On Sept. 3, 1925, she married Lee Machacek at Trinity Methodist Church in Denver. They were dairy farmers in Colorado until 1934 when they moved to the London area where they farmed until retiring and moving back to Austin in 1979. Her husband died July 18. Mrs. Machacek was a member of First United Methodist Church and was active in Circle 2 and taught Sunday school. She had been a horticulture judge and headed horticulture activities at the Mower County Fair for many years, was a 4-H and Girl Scout leader, and served on the River Trails Girl Scout Council. Also, she was a member of the Mower County Public Health Auxiliary and Austin Garden Club, and was named Outstanding Senior Citizen in 1973.

Survivors include six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She was preceeded in death by a son.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Friday at First United Methodist Church in Austin, with the Rev. Becky Jo Thilges officiating. Burial will be in Woodbury Cemetery in Lyle.

Friends may call an hour before the service at the church. There will be no reviewal.

Clasen-Jordan Mortuary in Austin is in charge of arrangements.

Memorials are suggested to the American Heart Association or First United Methodist Church.