Obituary: Lois Linda Mach, 70

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Lois Linda Mach. She was unexpectedly called to be with the Lord on Saturday, November 5, 2022.

Lois was born in Waukesha, Wisconsin on February 29th, 1952, a leap year baby. The daughter of Raymond and Caroline (Detloff) Hookstead, she married her high school sweetheart, Frank Mach III (the silver fox) on January 9th, 1971. 

Lois snuck off to get a job at Fairhaven in 1976 and began a 40-plus year career as Laundry Services Manager. She was named employee of the year in 1997, and continued working in a part-time capacity even after retiring. She deeply loved her Fairhaven community, and was also a dedicated and active member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Fort Atkinson.

Surviving Lois are her beloved husband and two daughters (who both believe they were her favorite), Stacey (Bill) Bieberitz and Kasey (Joe) Wierschem, all of whom will desperately miss her annual off-key Happy Birthday phone calls. 

Her absolute pride and joy were her four grandchildren: Elizabeth and Jordyn Bieberitz, and Jack and Ben Wierschem. As their devoted Nani, she convinced herself they had no faults, and delighted in spoiling them beyond measure. 

Lois will be lovingly remembered for her constant prankster shenanigans, her love of loud music, and her sweet moves on the dance floor. As someone who brought joy everywhere she went (and at a frighteningly fast pace when behind the wheel of a car), the smile she gifted those she loved with every time she saw them will be particularly missed.

Funeral services will be held Friday, November 11th at 3 p.m. at Nitardy Funeral Home in Fort Atkinson with Father Tim Renz officiating. Visitation will be held 1-3 p.m. prior to the services.

The family would like to extend their deepest gratitude to Ryan Brothers EMT team, special neighbors Adam and Sarah, as well as to the entire ER staff at Fort Memorial Hospital.

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