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Condra Funeral Home

503 Talbot Street, Taylor, TX

OBITUARIO

JOHNNIE L. MACHU

8 agosto , 195122 enero , 2020
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Johnnie Leonard Machu passed away on January 22, 2020 in Temple, Texas. He was born on August 8, 1951 to Johnnie D. and Dolores (Cervenka) Machu in Granger, Texas.

He was preceded in death by his parents. He attended Taylor Schools and was an Honor Graduate of the class of 1969 from Taylor High School. He was then employed at Walter Jezek Co. and entered the US Navy serving his country from 1970 to 1973 with an Honor discharge. He was then employed by Carroll Bachmayer Equipment, Westing House in Round Rock, Texas and then Texas Department of Transportation from which he retired in 2011 after 28 years. In April 1980 he married Marilyn Urbanek. He is survived his loving spouse of almost 40 years, Marilyn Machu. He is also survived by two sisters, Arlene Miller (Paul) and Patricia Talasek (David); two brothers-in-law, Douglas Urbanek (Rebecca) and Micheal Urbanek (Bonnie); and two sisters-in-law, Shirley Flippin (Larry, Sr.) and Patricia (Urbanek) Steffek. There are nine nieces, eight nephews, eleven great-nieces, and four great-nephews.

Throughout his life reading to learn was very important and so was working on anything needing fixing or repair mechanically or otherwise. He enjoyed old western movies and some new ones, he liked country western music and a lot of all kinds including Czech and polka music. Chevrolet vehicles were his favorite as were tractors of older make. He loved the land in sustaining it- the cattle and pastures, orchards and gardens they owned. Picking grapes and growing berries and fruit added to his interest in making homemade wine for a number of years. Nature, hunting, and fishing for food were special interests form an early age- including the camping outdoors, BBQing, grilling and fish fries that went along with it. Cooking for and with the American Legion members in Granger for the Veteran’s Sunrise Breakfast was a favorite. Family and friends, reunions, and gatherings of each were special. He loved animals from armadillos to geckos and most of God’s creatures especially the many dogs that shared the life of this man. There is so much more, ultimately he thanked the Lord for this life he was given and felt blessed by him.

Visitation will be from 6 pm to 8 pm at Condra Funeral Home in Taylor on Friday, January 24, 2020 with a Rosary at 7 pm.

Funeral Mass will be on Saturday January 25, 2020 at 10 am at Ss. Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church in Granger, Texas. Burial to follow at Machu Cemetery in Granger, Texas.

Memorials can be made to the American Legion post 282 - Granger Nat. Bank in Granger, Texas 76530, Machu Cemetery, or an Animal Rescue/Shelter.

Arrangements under the direction of Condra Funeral Home, Taylor, TX.

  • PORTADORES

  • Gifford Champion, Active Pallbearer
  • Raymond Naivar, Active Pallbearer
  • Dale Tomanetz, Active Pallbearer
  • Matthew Heinze, Active Pallbearer
  • Tom Kroese, Active Pallbearer
  • Lana Limmer, Honorary Pallbearer
  • J.C. Boyer, Active Pallbearer
  • James Henderson, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Ed Bisland, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Tony Reitan, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Clifton Bailey, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Sid Voigt, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Dennis Bomberger, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Ed Sanders, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Ronnie Zett, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Johnnie Polasek, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Bobby West, To and in Memory and Honor
  • Bobby Urbanek, To and in Memory and Honor
  • Bobby Fitzgerald, To and in Memory and Honor
  • Paul Volek, To and in Memory and Honor

Servicios

  • Visitation viernes, 24 enero , 2020
  • Rosary viernes, 24 enero , 2020
  • Mass of Christian Burial sábado, 25 enero , 2020

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Cathy Suchomel Kostroun

20 febrero , 2020

Dearest Marilyn,

I was so sorry to hear of Johnnie's passing! My heart, thoughts and prayers are with you and all his loved ones! May our loving God bring you comfort and peace at this very sad time <3

I am thinking of you often and wishing you all the best<3

Love & Blessings,
Cathy Suchomel Kostroun

Rachael Naivar Dimitt

25 enero , 2020

My deepest sympathy to all of Jonnie's family. My God wrap His loving arms around you and bring you peace.

Gene Stabeno

24 enero , 2020

I worked with Johnny at TxDOT and I must say he was a real asset to the Department. He was such a talented person who could fix anything. If you didn't have the correct part he could make it work by using a part that fit something else. A trait that is not found much anymore. He was a joy to be around and what you would call a wonderful gentleman.

Gods blessing to the family and I know he will be dearly missed.

Ann Kreidel Hackbarth

23 enero , 2020

I remember Johnnie, Arlene and Patty from our school bus and 12th st school days. So sorry to hear of Johnnie's passing...he was a kind person who never created havoc on the bus! My sympathies to the Machu family. Thanks for the memories!

Michelle Hernandez

23 enero , 2020

My family and I miss John already. He was a loving uncle and godfather to me and my siblings. I will always remember his kindness, servant's heart, and the way he made people laugh and smile.

Gladiola Kruse

23 enero , 2020

Marilyn, sorry for your loss. Praying that God will grant you and your family comfort and strength during this difficult time.

Ronnie Kattner

23 enero , 2020

My thoughts and prayers go out to the Machu family...Johnnie was a very nice hard working person and will be missed..Enjoyed my last conversation visiting with Johnnnie at Randys.....RIP Johnnie...

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Biografía

Johnnie Leonard Machu passed away on January 22, 2020 in Temple, Texas. He was born on August 8, 1951 to Johnnie D. and Dolores (Cervenka) Machu in Granger, Texas.

He was preceded in death by his parents. He attended Taylor Schools and was an Honor Graduate of the class of 1969 from Taylor High School. He was then employed at Walter Jezek Co. and entered the US Navy serving his country from 1970 to 1973 with an Honor discharge. He was then employed by Carroll Bachmayer Equipment, Westing House in Round Rock, Texas and then Texas Department of Transportation from which he retired in 2011 after 28 years. In April 1980 he married Marilyn Urbanek. He is survived his loving spouse of almost 40 years, Marilyn Machu. He is also survived by two sisters, Arlene Miller (Paul) and Patricia Talasek (David); two brothers-in-law, Douglas Urbanek (Rebecca) and Micheal Urbanek (Bonnie); and two sisters-in-law, Shirley Flippin (Larry, Sr.) and Patricia (Urbanek) Steffek. There are nine nieces, eight nephews, eleven great-nieces, and four great-nephews.

Throughout his life reading to learn was very important and so was working on anything needing fixing or repair mechanically or otherwise. He enjoyed old western movies and some new ones, he liked country western music and a lot of all kinds including Czech and polka music. Chevrolet vehicles were his favorite as were tractors of older make. He loved the land in sustaining it- the cattle and pastures, orchards and gardens they owned. Picking grapes and growing berries and fruit added to his interest in making homemade wine for a number of years. Nature, hunting, and fishing for food were special interests form an early age- including the camping outdoors, BBQing, grilling and fish fries that went along with it. Cooking for and with the American Legion members in Granger for the Veteran’s Sunrise Breakfast was a favorite. Family and friends, reunions, and gatherings of each were special. He loved animals from armadillos to geckos and most of God’s creatures especially the many dogs that shared the life of this man. There is so much more, ultimately he thanked the Lord for this life he was given and felt blessed by him.

Visitation will be from 6 pm to 8 pm at Condra Funeral Home in Taylor on Friday, January 24, 2020 with a Rosary at 7 pm.

Funeral Mass will be on Saturday January 25, 2020 at 10 am at Ss. Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church in Granger, Texas. Burial to follow at Machu Cemetery in Granger, Texas.

Memorials can be made to the American Legion post 282 - Granger Nat. Bank in Granger, Texas 76530, Machu Cemetery, or an Animal Rescue/Shelter.


Arrangements under the direction of Condra Funeral Home, Taylor, TX.