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LaVern Machel

March 9, 1925 — September 24, 2022


LaVern Emma Machel passed away on September 24, 2022 at the age of 97.

LaVern was born in Wausau on March 9, 1925 and grew up on her family’s farm in the Town of Rib Falls. She was the daughter of Agnes & Wesley Hoffmann.  After LaVern graduated from Marathon High School, she attended County Teachers College. The first four years of her teaching career were in a rural (one room) school.  After receiving her teacher’s license from UW Stevens Point, LaVern taught for 30 years at Grant Elementary School.

LaVern married Marvin Machel and celebrated 72 years of marriage before he passed away in 2017.  She was an active member of St. Stephen Lutheran Church. In her spare time, LaVern loved to garden, read, quilt, and travel.

LaVern is survived by her sisters-in-law; Molly Hoffmann and Laurel Hoffmann; nieces; Rebecca (John Kear) Hoffmann,  Deb (Paul) Clarke,  Beverly (Gene) Lundt, Diana (Bob) Hedtke, and many great-nieces & nephews. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her brothers; Delmor Hoffmann & Arden Hoffmann

The family would like to thank the staff at Mt. Terrace Assisted Living, along with the nurses and staff of Interim Hospice Care, for the loving care they gave LaVern.

A celebration of life for LaVern will be held Friday, October 21, 2022 at 10:00am at St. Stephen Lutheran Church in Wausau. In lieu of flowers, donations may be given to the church or a charity of your choice.

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