Vernon Macho, 86

Vernon Macho, 86

Vernon Macho, 86, of Motley, passed away on December 24, 2013, at the Lakewood Health System Care Center in Staples. Funeral services for Vernon will be held on Tuesday, December 31, 2013, 11:00 a.m., at St. Michaels Catholic Church in Motley. Friends may call on Monday, December 30, 2013, 5:00 8:00 p.m., at the Iten Funeral Home in Browerville and on the day of the funeral beginning at 10:00 a.m., at the church. Parish prayers will be held at 7:30 and KC Rosary will be held at 5:30 p.m. Burial will be held at St. Isidores Catholic Cemetery, Staples.
Vernon was born November 17, 1927, in Ward Township, Todd County, to Anton & Lavena (Smith) Macho. He was educated at District 54 and attended Staples High School; where he received his GED diploma. On October 14, 1950, he married Lorraine Matson at Corpus Christi Catholic Church in St. Paul. Vernon and Lorraine were blessed with 8 children. Vernon farmed his lifetime in Ward Township; having dairy, and beef cattle and a hog set up. He built a slotted floor barn first for calves then later built a set up for hogs. Vernon raised irrigated corn and also built his own manure spreader and others.
Vernon worked for Grain Exchange and Box Factory and also drove school bus for the Staples School District; he also had a kindergarten route for Staples and did the country school route for District 54.
Vernon was employed at Land O Lakes for 20 years in Browerville; he started at a dryer operator and advanced to licensed chief steam engineer.
Vernon served as a committee member of the ASCS in Todd County, he was a member of the Knights of Columbus Council 3663, and served as the Treasurer on the school board for District 54 for many years. Vernon was a member of St. Isidores Catholic Church and St. Michaels Catholic Church in Motley.
Vernon helped his children with 4-H and was involved with school activities. He enjoyed working on old machinery and tractors, hunting squirrels and deer and going fishing. He also enjoyed playing cards and traveling; spending 18 winters in Texas where he enjoyed listening to music jams. Camper trips with the children were special . Vernons love for family Id say I Love You, he would always answer I Love you, More
Vernon is survived by his wife Lorraine of 63 years; children: Laura (Ralph) Botzet of Jamestown, N.D., Barb (Dan) Becker of Browerville, Connie (Dale) Becker of Browerville, Karen (Bob) Spandl of Browerville, David (Lynne) Macho of Glenwood, James (Ann) Macho of North Branch, Dr. Steve (Cate) Macho of North Java, New York, Kristi Mickelson of Milliken, CO; sister Geneva (Don) Kitzman of Minneapolis; 23 grandchildren and 32 great grandchildren.
Vernon is preceded in death by his parents; granddaughter Faith and sisters: Leona Deering and Alma Logering.
Arrangements with Iten Funeral Home, Browerville.

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