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:  or simply going to 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.

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Jean and Doug Zimanske
3 months ago

Our sincerest sympathy to all of Mary Ann’s family and friends. One of the sweetest people I had the pleasure of knowing, May the many good memories you carry in your hearts give you peace and comfort in the days ahead.

Mike and Deanna Riker
4 months ago

So sorry for your loss!

Chris Wolf
4 months ago

Our sympathy to you all on the loss of your Mom and sister. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Mark and Chris Wolf

Nancy Fierst
4 months ago

Arnie, Our deepest sympathy goes out to you and your family on the loss of your mom. Our thoughts and prayers are with you!! Randy and Nancy Fierst

arnie mach
4 months ago
Reply to  Nancy Fierst

thank you for your thoughtful comments

Denise Muehlberg
4 months ago

Colleen, your mom truly was the sweetest woman. I enjoyed getting to know her as well as you at Mala Strana. You are in my prayers.

4 months ago

Our sympathy to you, Diane, and your family. May you find peace with all your great memories.

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