Ron Machel

Ron Machel (80) passed away peacefully on Friday, December 16 at his home in Burnsville, MN, surrounded by his loving family and his lab Brandi.  Ron will be dearly missed and will forever remain in our hearts.

Ron was born on May 6, 1942 in Wausau, WI to Harold Machel and Mildred (Kiepke) Machel Koenig.  He is survived by his son and daughters, Rob (Jen) Machel, Sara (Jeff) Beach, Heidi (Kevin) Houck, Holly Machel; grandchildren, Elena and Isabel Machel, Alden and Emma Beach, Adela, Lilian, and Bernadette Houck; sister, Nancy (Paul) Storm Spano; step-brother, Lyle Koenig; and beloved dog Brandi. He was preceded in death by his parents, Harold and Mildred; step-father, Norman Koenig; brother-in-law, Valroy Storm; niece and goddaughter, Lisa Storm; step-brother, Lee Koenig.

Visitation will be held Thursday, December 22, 2022, from 10-11 AM, followed by Funeral Service at 11:00 AM, at Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church, 12650 Johnny Cake Ridge Rd., Apple Valley, MN with a reception to follow. Ron loved telling stories and sharing memories.  There will be an opportunity during the service for anyone who wants to share a memory or story about him.  Livestream will be provided by McNearney-Schmidt Funeral Home. A Celebration of Life and Interment will be held May 6, 2023 in Wausau, WI. Arrangements with McNearney-Schmidt Funeral and Cremation, Shakopee, MN, 952-445-2755. Condolences may be shared at

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