Larry and Marty Mach
Date of Birth

Entered into Rest
September 25, 2020
Wahoo, Nebraska
Mass of Christian Burial Directions

Friday, October 2, 2020 ~ 10:00 a.m.
St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church ~ Wahoo, Nebraska
Interment at Sts. Cyril & Methodius Cemetery ~ Plasi, Nebraska
Military Honors by U.S. Navy, American Legion #254, American Legion #110 and American Legion #371

Visitation & Rosary Directions

Thursday, October 1, 2020
Visitation ~ 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Knights of Columbus and Catholic Daughters Rosary ~ 7:00 p.m.
St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church ~ Wahoo, Nebraska


In care of the family for future designation.

*The Rosary and the funeral will be live streamed on the Svoboda Funeral Home Facebook page.

Lawrence “Larry” J. and Margaret “Marty” A. Mach of rural Weston, NE, entered into eternal rest together in an auto accident on September 25, 2020 in Wahoo, NE.

Larry and Marty were married on September 22, 1979 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Ulysses, NE.  They were members of Sts. Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church in Plasi, NE and they both were very active in their community and held many positions throughout the surrounding area.

Marty was born on March 24, 1954 in David City, NE to Wilbur M. and Hilda Olga (Prochaska) Coleman.  She graduated from David City Aquinas High School in 1972.  Through the years, Marty worked as a CNA at South Haven, Saunders Care Center and St. Joseph Villa.

Marty was a member of Catholic Daughters of America, the American Legion #254 Auxiliary and the Sts. Cyril & Methodius Rosary Society.  She enjoyed entertaining family and friends, baking kolaches and yodeling.

Larry was born November 22, 1948 in North Bend, NE to Anton and Helen (Sedlacek) Mach.  He graduated from Prague High School in 1967.  He served his country in the U.S. Navy until he was honorably discharged.  Larry worked for Goodyear for forty years until his retirement.

Larry was a member of the Knights of Columbus #1833 and the 4th Degree Assembly.  He was a member of American Legion #254 and he was currently serving as Senior Vice Commander for the State of Nebraska American Legion.  Larry was currently serving on the Saunders County Board of Supervisors, he was a member of the Nebraska Cattleman Board of Directors and part of the Blue River Gang.  He was a member of the Saunders County Livestock Association Board of Directors, 40/8 Voiture #1018, Eagles Aerie #1834, Vice Chair of the Seedstock Council and Nebraska Classic Board of Directors.

They are survived by children, Ross (Emily) Mach of Columbus, NE, Ryan (Ashley) Mach of Gilbert, AZ and Wendy Mach of Weston, NE; grandchildren, Brady, Bennett, Ensley and Wyatt; Marty’s siblings, Ray (Elaine) Coleman, Marie (Dan) Pallat and Steve (KayLynn) Coleman; Larry’s siblings, Roger (Kami) Mach, Dale Mach, Joe (Julie) Mach and Lyle (Linda) Mach; Marty’s sisters-in-law, Betty Coleman and Joanie Coleman; Larry’s brother-in-law, Paul Plybon; many nieces and nephews.

They were preceded in death by their parents; Marty’s siblings, Wilbur Gene Coleman and Ron Coleman; Larry’s sister, Elaine Plybon.

Condolences for Larry and Marty Mach
  1. Julee Kallenbach
    • September 27, 2020 - 4 weeks ago

    Your mom was a CNA at St Joseph’s Villa in David City and I grew to know her well as my dad has been there for several years and still is. She was truly an “angel” on earth and the residents loved her! She spoke highly of her husband, children and grand children. So sorry for the loss of both of your parents.

  2. Rob Scheffler
    • September 28, 2020 - 4 weeks ago

    My sympathies to the family. I worked with Marty at St. Joseph’s Villa in David City. She was a hoot! Her fiery personality was always one that made me laugh. May she and Larry rest in eternal peace!

  3. • September 28, 2020 - 4 weeks ago

    To the children of Marty and Larry. I can’t even imagine your sorrow as it has been sorrowful for me. I was a classmate and co-worker at the Villa. Marty was an angel on earth so I’m confident she now is with Jesus in heaven. Marty and Larry’s life here together on earth was done as they enjoy eternal life now together with Jesus. God Bless all of you

  4. Sherri Schutt(Paseka) and family
    • September 28, 2020 - 4 weeks ago

    So sorry to hear of your loss. Thoughts and prayers are sent to all the family.

  5. joyce egr
    • September 28, 2020 - 4 weeks ago

    Sad to hear about their sudden death. I will for one request a light be put there at that intersection we all said it was needed and now when two lives are gone they will get one.
    Very nice people living the good life, know the Legion, Saunders county, Nebraska and their families will miss them. God bless them and their families.

  6. Vi Kroeger
    • September 28, 2020 - 4 weeks ago

    Hearing about this accident just breaks my heart. I got to know Marty while my mother lived at the Villa in David City. She was the most wonderful, caring person. She really cared about how the residents/and their families felt. She knew that my mother wanted to listen to the Sunday morning polka show and was concerned about finding it on the small radio in my mother’s room. I will always remember her kindness to my mother and me–especially the time that she spent with us during my mother’s last days with us. What a wonderful person she was! May God bless your family at this extremely sad time.

  7. Lourdes Garcia
    • September 28, 2020 - 4 weeks ago

    I am very sorry to hear about your sister’s and her husband’sdeath. Condolences and prayers.
    You will remember me as Lulu 1 I remember you as one of the kindest people to the Cuban girls at Aquinas.

  8. Sharon Rogers
    • September 28, 2020 - 4 weeks ago

    I knew Marty from working at St Joseph Villa. She was so we’ll liked by the residents there. She was singing & making them so happy. She will truly be missed on this Earth. So sorry for loss.

  9. Diane (Kuncl) Peirce
    • September 28, 2020 - 4 weeks ago

    I am so deeply sorry for your loss. I was Elaine’s good friend and lived with her in Lincoln. So I knew Larry before he married Marty. They were both wonderful people. Whenever I would be home in Prague and run into Larry we would reminisce about fun time we had. They will be greatly missed by all.

  10. Cindy Quick
    • September 28, 2020 - 4 weeks ago

    I worked with Marty through the Saunders County Right To Life. She was so pleasant and loved life. She was a strong advocate for the unborn. She will be greatly missed

  11. Virginia Geiger
    • September 28, 2020 - 4 weeks ago

    I met Marty at St Joseph’s Villa when my mother was there. She was always a delight. We had great conversations and listened to her sing. What a delightful woman!

  12. Sherry Hall
    • September 28, 2020 - 4 weeks ago

    So sorry for this horrible happening Such a great loss for you and your family. Be strong and my prayers are with you and your family

  13. Ashley Rhea
    • September 28, 2020 - 4 weeks ago

    I’m sorry to hear of your family’s loss. I worked with Marty at The Villa. Came to know her and her yodeling!! Always prepared to entertain!!! She will be missed! Prayers and thoughts with you all as you try to get through this.

  14. Bob and Patti Hahn
    • September 28, 2020 - 4 weeks ago

    We cannot imagine the sadness and grief you all are going through. We had the pleasure of meeting the Machs when Ross and Emily were married and had another visit when we lost our dearest friend Sherry, Emily’s momma. They were wonderful people. Let you faith, family and friends help you through this. We will keep you nbour prayers.

  15. Deb Birkel
    • September 28, 2020 - 4 weeks ago

    I was a classmate of Martys. Whenever our paths crossed, she always took time to stop and visit, so we would catch up on kids, and whatever else was going on in our lives. She was so friendly and positive. I also saw her while my parents were in the Villa, and she was so good with the residents. My sympathies and prayers to the families of Marty and Larry.

  16. Tom and Sharon Rustermier
    • September 28, 2020 - 4 weeks ago

    Ross, Ryan, Wendy and families!
    We are so sorry for your loss!! How devastated you must be! What a sweet sweet pair your parents were! We enjoyed visiting whenever we ran in to them! They will be dearly missed in our community!!
    So sorry…Tom and Sharon Rustermier

  17. Sharry(Berglund)Arneson
    • September 28, 2020 - 4 weeks ago

    My deepest condolences to the families of Margaret and Larry.So sad to hear of their passing.

  18. Orv and Carolyn Gigstad
    • September 29, 2020 - 4 weeks ago

    Orv and I are from Syracuse and were in the Nebraska Jaycees with Larry. He was a delight to be around and hilarious! He always called me the Redheaded Filly! We were surprised to see he and Marty lately at Republican events. Orv had a great talk with him the last time we saw him. It is truly a tragedy to lose Larry and Marty so suddenly. We are so sorry! Our hearts go out to the family!

  19. Cathy Pohl
    • September 29, 2020 - 4 weeks ago

    Sending deepest condolences to Larry and Marty’s families. Tom and I went to Aquinas with Marty and her siblings and knew them all as kind and caring people. They will be missed!

  20. Sarah Taylor
    • September 29, 2020 - 4 weeks ago

    Dear Mach family, I am deeply saddened by this news. Marty was a classmate at Reece & Sybil in 1972. She will be remembered fondly by her warm smile and engaging personality, as we gathered for a reunion a few years ago. Prayers that many wonderful memories of your parents will bring you all comfort in the days ahead.

  21. Doug Ranslem
    • September 29, 2020 - 4 weeks ago

    My deepest sympathy to the Mach family. Larry and worked together for many years moving seed to his customers with Garst and most recently with Producers. Larry was a good friend. His smile and laugh made everyone a better person. He was one of the best. My heart is saddened with his loss. He will be missed.

  22. Bob and Carol Meduna
    • September 29, 2020 - 4 weeks ago

    Larry and Marti will be missed deeply by so many. Our deepest sympathies and prayers to their family and for all who are mourning their loss at this time.

  23. Doris M Karloff
    • September 29, 2020 - 4 weeks ago

    Dear Mach Family,
    It is with a heavy heart that I write my condolences to you. I served with Larry on the County Board. He did a superb job in representing not only his district, but the county as a whole. Met Marty on several occasions and admired her spirit. They will be missed. May they rest in peace. Doris and Chuck Karloff Blessings and love

  24. Fr. Rand Langhorst
    • September 29, 2020 - 4 weeks ago

    Ross, Ryan and Wendy and families

    My heart and prayers go out to you and will continue to pray for the reposes of your parents souls. I feel fortunate to have known them and like so many — blessed by their service to church, schools and community.

  25. • September 29, 2020 - 4 weeks ago

    We are Ashley’s Aunt and Uncle. We offer our sincere condolences to Ryan, Ashley, Ensley and Wyatt. Our prayers are with Larry and Marty. We only had the pleasure of meeting Larry and Marty once. We want to know that you all have our most sincere thoughts and love. Sandra and Denis Meiers

  26. Mitch and Angela Wells
    • September 29, 2020 - 4 weeks ago

    We are truly sorry to hear of the loss of Larry and Marty. May the love and support of family and friends comfort you during these difficult days. Please accept our sincere condolences.

  27. Kirk and Deb (Hanis) Marushak
    • September 29, 2020 - 4 weeks ago

    Deepest sympathy to the the family of Marty and Larry. I can’t imagine losing both parents at the same time, and the whole area will be at loss without them in it. They were both such vibrant people. I remember the Mach family well from going to church in Plasi when I was little and growing up. A few times I went to Mass there lately with my dad and Larry would be there also. Larry would always come to my dad after Mass and talk. Always interesting what the conversation was about, and always ended up laughing about something. I’m sure they were met at heaven’s gate by all the angels and family members that went before them. Now Marty can yodel in heaven, and Larry can update everyone up in heaven what they are missing here on earth, which lot going on so he will be talking forever. Rest in peace Larry and Marty.

    • September 29, 2020 - 4 weeks ago


  29. • September 30, 2020 - 4 weeks ago

    Just wanted to send condolences to the entire family of Larry and Marty. We both worked with Larry when he was building belts at Goodyear. He could always bring a smile to your face and really make a person laugh!!!

  30. Carol & Ken Meduna
    • October 1, 2020 - 4 weeks ago

    You have our deepest sympathy. Your parents were wonderful people.

  31. Archer Family
    • October 1, 2020 - 3 weeks ago

    Mach Family, our deepest sympathy to you and you family. We are truly sorry for you loss. We are praying for peace through this difficult time. Please let us know if you need anything.

  32. Julie Benes
    • October 1, 2020 - 3 weeks ago

    Well, I’m the oddball here because I’m not from here, like my husband is. But from what I’ve seen and read, they were an amazing couple who has a beautiful family that will celebrate them. May they rest with God peacefully and our prayers to loved ones!

    Dan, Julie, Reagan and Daniel Benes

  33. Mark & Elizabeth Rezac
    • October 2, 2020 - 3 weeks ago

    Wendy, Ryan and Ross
    We are so sorry to hear about Larry & Marty. I remember the first time I met your dad I was about 14, I had no idea that Larry and my parents were great old friends. So much to talk about. I hope there are Simmental cattle in heaven because the good Lord has another shepherd for his herd. I’m gonna miss Larry’s & Marty’s visits on main street, at the agency, or any place we met up. Our deepest sympathy to you and your families.

  34. Janice (Mach) Warnke
    • October 2, 2020 - 3 weeks ago

    My deepest sympathy to Larry and Martys family.
    I grew up with Larry, neighbors and cousin, loved talking & laughing with him This is a tragic lose for the community and the family. Great people gone too soon.

  35. Beth & Jim Linn
    • October 2, 2020 - 3 weeks ago

    We are so sorry for your loss. Larry was a friend and mentor. Jim loved his “discussions” with Larry.

  36. Glenn and Lynn Baumert
    • October 2, 2020 - 3 weeks ago

    Wendy, Ryan and Ross and Families, Our deepest sympathies to you all. We pray that you will all feel God’s arms around you to hold and comfort you as you grieve. Know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers.

  37. Carolyn Novak
    • October 2, 2020 - 3 weeks ago

    We were so sad to hear about this terrible accident. I graduated from HS with Larry & he was always so friendly. Got to know Marty at some of our reunions. Both awesome people. Everyone remembers Larry’s laugh & Marty’s yodeling!! They will be so missed. Our deepest sympathy to their entire family. We are in NE but will be heading back to our Scottsdale, AZ home soon. We were unable to attend the funeral or rosary because of COVID. The family is in our thoughts & prayers. Sincere sympathy, Carolyn & George Novak

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