Charles “Chuck” Machacek

A funeral service was held October 31, 2014 at Bunker’s University Chapel, Mesa, Ariz. for Charles “Chuck” Machacek, 85, of Mesa, Ariz.

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Posted on 10/30/14

He died October 22, 2014 peacefully at his home in Mesa surrounded by family and friends.

Interment at a later date at Calvary Cemetery at Langdon.

Chuck was born January 17, 1929 at the family farm near Dresden.  He farmed in the Dresden area 37 years until retiring in 1982. He married Elaine Bohn, June 16, 1952 in Langdon. They resided on the farm until 1968 when they moved to their new home in Langdon. He continued helping area farmers, bartended and was a cashier for Elaine at the Rainbow Bottle Stop. He was a Charter Member of Fraternal Order of Eagles Chapter #3454 in Langdon. After retiring, enjoyed traveling and fishing in summers; and winters were spent in Mesa, Ariz. where he bowled and played pinochle. He loved sports and his favorite teams were the Arizona Diamondbacks and Phoenix Suns.

He is survived by wife Elaine of 62 plus years. Son: Kerry of Tempe, Ariz., Son: Craig (Brenda) of Maple Grove, Minn. Grandsons: Weston and Evan and Great-granddaughter: Aspen, all of Maple Grove, Minn. and a very special friend Tom Rodning of Tempe, Ariz. He is also survived by Sisters: Mary (Tom) Mann; Theresa Jurek; Brother: Jim (Marsha) and sister-in-law: Betsy, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents: Charles J and Mary (Berger) Machacek; Sisters: Lorraine Illerbrunn, Madeline Rohde, Florence Davidson, Lucille Domres, and Brother: Donald “Mac” Machacek and great grandson Jaxon.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Hospice of the Valley, 2020 E. Woodside Ct., Gilbert, AZ 85297. Online obituary may be viewed at