Mary Ann Mach
August 17, 1926 - December 8, 2020
Mary Ann Mach, age 94, of New Prague, died peacefully on Tuesday, December 8, 2020 at Mala Strana Rehabilitation and Assisted Living. Mary Ann was born August 17, 1926 in Helena Township, Scott County to Frank H. and Anna R. (Topic) Bastyr. She attended St. Benedict Parochial School and met and married the love of her life, Frank B. Mach in New Prague on June 26, 1946. Mary Ann was the world’s best mother to her five children, mastering the art of cooking and creating a home that was welcoming and warm; she made the best kolacky, mouth-watering and flavorful and taught her children to carry on the Czech tradition. She loved gardening and was noted for her beautiful gardens. An avid Twins watcher, you’d best not call her during a game on TV! Word puzzles filled out her leisure time. Mary Ann’s kind and sweet disposition will be sorely missed by her family, friends, and caregivers.
Mary Ann is survived by her children, Diane Lee of Litchfield, Arnie (Beverly) Mach of Elk River, Colleen (Gary) Buszmann of New Prague, Nancy (Dennis) Mielke of Savage, Dave (Mary) Mach of New Prague; grandchildren, Chris, Kirsten, Carianne, Stephanie, Andrew, Jeffrey, Susan, James, Melissa, Jeremy, & Dan; 23 great-grandchildren; siblings, Dorothy (Leonard) Lubbers, Genevieve (Alvin) Novotny, Leonard (Janice) Bastyr, Raymond Bastyr. She is preceded in death by her husband, Frank on September 23, 2007; parents; brothers, Frank, Jr., Eugene, & George Bastyr; sisters, Clara Bastyr, Lillian Bastyr, Adeline Trezinsky, Elsie Uhlir.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held Friday, December 11, 2020 at 2:00 PM at Calvary Church (830 4th Ave. SW) in New Prague with Pastor Ben Bolin officiating. It will be live-streamed by following this link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCladfWeJRkJ0a1hEW6He2zQ?view_as=subscriber or simply going to calvarychurchmn.org and pressing the link. Public may enter church beginning at 1:45 PM and numbers are limited. Burial will occur at Czech National Cemetery following the service where all are welcome. Masks and social distancing are required at both church and the cemetery.