Gerald A. Mach, age 76, of Viborg, South Dakota and formerly of Yankton, South Dakota, passed away surrounded by his family on Tuesday, October 4, 2016 at Pioneer Memorial Nursing Home in Viborg.
Funeral services are 11:00 AM, on Saturday, October 8, 2016 at Wintz & Ray Funeral Home in Yankton with Reverend David Roehrich officiating. Burial will be in the Sacred Heart Cemetery in Yankton. Visitation will begin at 9:00 AM on Saturday at the Wintz & Ray Funeral Home with a rosary at 10:30 AM.
Pallbearers are Bryce Mach, Dana Mach, Tim Steffen and Peggy Mach.
Gerald was born March 1, 1940 at Yankton, South Dakota to Arthur W. & Luella (Schmelzel) Mach. He lived in Yankton all of his life. Gerald married Carole Fystro and to this union 3 sons were born. He enjoyed working with his father on old cars and later in life could usually be found working on some small engine or other mechanical item. Gerald worked at Freeman Company as a machinist for 40 years and for ALCOA for 10 years as a night security guard until his retirement. He enjoyed hunting, NASCAR races, and a long list of dogs that he cared for. He had a soft heart for dogs that needed special attention.
Gerald is survived by his sons: Brett Mach of Ramsey, MN, Bryce (Peggy) Mach of Viborg, SD and Brad Mach of Mission Hill, SD; 4 grandchildren: Bryce (Alyssa Bebeau), Dana, Delana, and Denae Mach and 1 great-granddaughter, Khaleesi Mach; his sister, Joan (David) Steffen; nephew, Tim (Amy) Steffen; niece, Angie Nordhues; great-nephew, Zachary Nordhues; and grand-dogs, Macy McKenna and Abigail Spirit.
Gerald was preceded in death by his parents and many beloved pets.
Special thank you to the Pioneer Memorial Hospital, Villa, and Nursing Home Staff. Residents, your friendships and companionship over the past few years have been a blessing! Also, thank you to Ascera Care Hospice for your support!
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Sorry to hear of your lose, we are remembering your dad & you in our daily Prayers. He is now at rest, watching & guiding each thru your daily lives.
So sorry for your families loss, he was like a second Dad for me when we were growing up, my thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Sorry to hear of Jerry's passing. Wish we would have heard sooner and we would have come for the funeral. We had many good times and memories. We had the same interests in cars and were always trying to out do each other. We have your family in our thoughts and prayers.
During this time of loss, we at AseraCare Hospice, would like to extend our condolences to you and your family. The nurses and staff at AseraCare thank you for the privilege of being able to serve you during these difficult times. May the Lord bless you and keep you.
- The AseraCare Hospice Team
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