July 5, 1919-July 1, 2019
Ethel Mach, 99, of David City, died Monday, July 1, 2019, at St. Joseph's Villa in David City.
Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, July 5, at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Abie, with the Rev. Ron Homes, Celebrant. Visitation will be at 9 a.m. on Friday, with a rosary to be prayed at 10 a.m. Lunch will immediately follow Mass in the church basement. Committal will be at the Prague National Cemetery. Memorials may be made in care of the family for future designation.
Ethel Emily (Kaspar) Mach was born on July 5, 1919, in Prague, to August and Mary (Ourada) Kaspar. She married Adolph Mach on Oct. 3, 1936, at St. John's Parsonage in Prague. To this union, seven children were born. They lived on a family farm near Linwood. After the passing of her husband, Ethel moved to Abie, where she loved to participate in many activities. She played countless games of Bingo, loved to bake horn rolls, kolaches, and strudel, quilted with the church ladies, and embroidered. Ethel was a 75 year member of the ZCBJ Lodge. She enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren. In 2013, she moved to St. Joseph's Villa in David City. She could still enjoy her favorite activities and attend Mass. She had a love for life, her family and Czech music.
Ethel is survived by four daughters: Georgia (David) Roebuck of Lancaster, Ohio, Glory Scheibe of Cedar Bluffs, Goldie (LaVerne) Krivanek of Abie, Sherrie Hampl of Wakefield; three sons: Dennis (Ginny) Mach of Fremont, Delbert (Charis) Mach of Everett, Washington, David (Gwen) Mach of Linwood; 18 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; and six great-great grandchildren; one sister, Blanche Bartek of Wahoo; brother-in-law, Don Ostry of Prague; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; granddaughter, Lisa Mach; three sisters: Helen Mach, Lillian Kudlac and Delores Ostry; infant brother, Joseph; infant sister, Anna; and son-in-law, Wilfred Scheibe. Kracl Funeral Chapels in charge of arrangements.