Nancy Macht of Eden Valley, formerly of St. Cloud, died peacefully after a courageous battle with breast cancer Thursday, May 30, 2013, surrounded by her loving family
at the St. Cloud Hospital. She was 71.
A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial was at 11 a.m. Monday at Assumption Catholic Church in Eden Valley with Rev. Matthew Kuhn and Rev. Jerome Naduvathaniyil, OSB officiating.Relatives and friends called from 4-8 p.m. Sunday at the Daniel Funeral Home in St. Cloud, and after 10 a.m. Monday at the church. Parish prayers were at 7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Burial was in the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery near Little Falls.
Nancy was born July 3, 1941, in Tustin, Calif., to Wilbur and Kathleen (councilman) Jackson. She graduated high school in Bishop, Calif., in 1959. She and Richard P. “Dick” Macht were married Aug. 13, 1966, in Bishop. In 1978, they moved to Lucan, where they owned and operated the local grocery store. In 1994, because of a fire, they lost their home and business and moved to Paynesville. Nancy attended Ridgewater Community College in Willmar and obtained her LPN degree in 1996. She was employed on the Mental Health Unit at the St. Cloud Hospital until retirement. They moved to St. Cloud in 2004, and recently Nancy lived with her son and his family Brian and Emily in Zimmerman. She was a member of Assumption Parish in Eden Valley, Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life (MCCL) and a past member of St. Michael’s Parish in St. Cloud. She found strength and joy by attending daily mass and living her life of faith in relationship with Jesus Christ.
Nancy spent many special summers with her family at their lake cabin near Eden Valley where she loved to fish and spend time with her close friends. She also enjoyed going to MN Swarm Games (LaCrosse) with her sons, treasured time spent with her grandchildren, making pilgrimages and being involved with Koinonia. Nancy will also be remembered for the thousands of rosaries she made with her husband Dick.
Nancy was preceded in death by her husband Dick Nov. 20, 2011.
She is survived by her three children Brian (and Emily) Macht of Zimmerman, Sr. Mary Sarah Macht, RSM of Alma, Mich., and Eric Macht of St. Cloud; grandchildren Alyssa, Joseph and Ella Macht; brother Terry (and Diane) Jackson of Big Pine, Calif.; and many friends.