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Milo Mach

d. December 21, 2018

Milo F. Mach, 91, of Austin died in the early morning hours of Friday, December 21, 2018 in the loving arms of his Kathy and sister-in-law, Kris at his side, in their home he loved. Milo Frances Mach was born on a farm in rural Lonsdale, MN on May 13, 1927 to Eugene and Beatrice (Schultz) Mach. His early years were spent in the area with his two older sisters and a younger brother. The family moved to Rochester when his dad had an opportunity to run a grocery store. This is where Milo learned his strong work ethics. He graduated from Lourdes High School in 1946. When he returned home after serving his country in the Navy during WW II, he started working at the Mayo Clinic. It was here he met the love of his life Margaret (Peg) Brennen. Together they spent 42 wonderful years before Peg’s death in 1990. Milo was an adventurer besides his work at Mayo he spent 32 years with Hormel, while there he opened Milo Mach garden center. He loved gardening, landscaping, the “sod”, his trees and especially his customers and coworkers who became long lasting friends. He was a firm but fair boss whose motto was “turn and pivot.” He was a devoted Catholic who spent endless hours volunteering at both St. Edwards and St. Augustine Churches. He also served on the board of the Hormel Home, a proud member of the America Legion, Elks and the Moose. In late 1990's he met his second wife Kathy. They wed at St. Pious Catholic Church in Rochester on June 29, 2006. They have spent the last 12 ½ years happy in their travels to sporting events, family gatherings, dancing and their home improvement projects. Milo had been on hemodialysis for the last 15 years. He traveled to the dialysis unit 3 times a week in Albert Lea. There he met long lasting friends, his wonderful dialysis team, doctor and nurses, technicians, social workers, nutritionists, His bus driver Barb, Cindy, Blanca, Frank and especially Juan at Smart Transit who were always present and positive for him even though he struggled at times. He is survived by his wife, Kathy; his children Jane & Ron Flannery, Terry & Katherine (Kate) Mach, Cheryl & Stewart Olson; Step children Tyler & Jessica Hill, Ryan & Misti Hill and Tony & Amanda Hill; 6 grandchildren; 9 step grandchildren; with another due January 2019; 12 great grandchildren; sister in law Joann Mach, Bill and Jean Walker, Jerry and Anita Brennen, Ardts Breenen, Lois Brennen, Peter & Kristen Banas, Paul & Peggy Sanders, Mark & Tracy Sanders, Jeffery & Kristen Sanders, special nephew Mike & Jenny Lipscomb; many other “special” nieces and nephews who loved their Uncle Milo, unconditionally He was preceded in death; by his parents; his beloved first wife Peg; sisters Elaine Lipscomb, Dorothy (Sister Vitrex); younger brother, Jim Mach; Brother in Laws, Frances (Bud) John Brennen; niecese Mary Week, Kathy Brennen, Craig & John Koelsch; Sister in law Florence Brennen Koelsch A man of strong faith who served his Lord, was an altar boy and at Navy masses. He will be dearly missed. An extra special thanks you to the Father Steffes, Sisters Pat & Francine. Mayo Clinical Staff., The Smart Bus team and the wonderful hospice staff. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 11 am on Saturday, December 29, 2018 at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Austin with Father James Steffes officiating, Friends may call one hour prior to the Service at the Church on Saturday.

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Visitation

Saturday, December 29 2018
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

St. Augustine Catholic Church
405 4th Street NW
Austin MN 55912


Service

Saturday, December 29 2018
11:00 AM

St. Augustine Catholic Church
405 4th Street NW
Austin MN 55912

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