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Rachel Machacek

John Machacek

February 18, 1940 - July 24, 2020

We created a memorial to celebrate the life of John Machacek. Collecting your stories and memories here will offer us great comfort. Thank you for contributing to this lasting memorial.

On July 24, 2020, John Machacek, — loving husband, proud father, and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist — died at age 80 from stroke complications. He was at home, surrounded by family. John was born Feb. 18, 1940, in Cedar Rapids, to Wesley and Mary Agnes Machacek. He attended Immaculate Conception School, where he started his first newspaper in the eighth grade. This kicked off a "newspaper war" with another classmate as they hand...  see more
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