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Machin, Charles R. 1939 - 2021


Posted By: Joy Moore (email)
Date: 7/24/2021 at 12:30:45

Charles R. Machin, 82, Alta Vista, IA, passed away after a lengthy illness on July 14, 2021 at Aase Haugen Senior Services in Decorah, IA.

Charles (Chuck) was born June 5, 1939 in Saratoga, IA to Harold and Kathleen Joan (Sigler) Machin. Chuck graduated from Osage Iowa High School in 1957, enlisted in the United States Air Force and proudly served his country from 1958 to 1969. In later years, Chuck attended North East Iowa Area Community College for 2 years. Chuck served one year in Viet Nam and was very proud to be a Viet Nam Veteran. Chuck married Doreen Trowbridge in 1963 in Osage, IA. Chuck and Doreen had two daughters: Kim and Coreen. Following Chuckís military service, he opened Machinís Auto Body Repair Shop in Pauline, KS. In 1974, Chuck sold the auto repair business moving his family back to Iowa to be closer to extended family and purchased an excavating business and acreage in Dows, IA. Chuck later sold that business and acreage to purchase a farm in Ionia, IA. There he farmed and raised hogs until relocating to Farmington in 1985, and later to Lakeville, MN in 1994, working as a welder/sheet metal fabricator up until his retirement in 2001. Chuck retired in Alta Vista, IA and purchased a small auto repair shop to tinker on cars, trucks, and tractors. Chuckís passion was buying and fixing older cars, trucks, and tractors. Chuck was a member of the Methodist Church in Osage, IA.

Survivors include two daughters; Kim (Jeff) Ewanika of Elko, MN and Coreen Auge (Paul McHenry) of Lakeville, MN, seven grandchildren; Jennifer, Christopher, Cory, Morgan, Megan, and Mason and six great grandchildren; Camden, Jameson, Reece, Khailey, Zella, Maxwell and Cash, and two brothers; John (Jova) Machin of Osage, IA, Harry (Kathleen) Machin of Ft. Collins, CO, and three sisters; JoAnne Machin of Waimea, HI, Mary Napier of Monument, CO and Bernice Curry of Belton, TX.

Chuck is preceded in death by his parents Harold Machin and Kathleen Joan Machin.

Graveside services with full military honors will be held 11:00 AM on August 28, 2021 at Saratoga Township Cemetery. Celebration of Life and luncheon will follow 12:30 to 4:00 PM at Riceville City Park (Picnic Shelter).

Source: Lindstrom Funeral Home database

Saratoga Township Cemetery

Howard Obituaries maintained by Constance McDaniel Hall.
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