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Minnie K Machnauer

Obituary for Minnie K Machnauer

January 2, 1925 - February 9, 2020
Elyria, Ohio | Age 95

Loving Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Sister


Minnie K. Machnauer (nee Bensley), 95, of Elyria passed away Sunday, February 9, 2020 at O'Neill Healthcare in North Ridgeville following a lengthy illness. She was born January 2, 1925 in Marion, Ohio.
Minnie was a homemaker and a wonderful cook. She provided foster care and baby sitting for years. During World War II she did piece work and built transistors at several defense plants. She was a member of the Elyria Community Church of the Nazarene serving 50+ years in the children's program and also volunteered at the Salvation Army.
Mrs. Machnaur is survived by her children, John A. Machnauer (Liz, nee Burgess) of Oberlin, Kathleen M. Martin (David) of Milan, Sandy L. Machnauer of Elyria, Carol L. Harwedel (Tim) of Grafton, James Machnauer (Judi) of Elyria; grandchildren Jennifer Cooper (Mike), Scott Martin (Kathleen), Stephanie Schwartz (Matthew).
She was preceded in death by her husband John E. Machnauer (2004); sisters, Naomi Mason and Edith Bensley; brother, Warren Bensley; parents, John G. and Mabel J. Bensley (nee Davidson).
Friends may call 4-7pm Wednesday, February 12 at Busch Funeral Home, 114 Second Street, Elyria. Funeral service will be 10:30am Thursday, February 13 at the funeral home. Reverend George Gribben III will officiate. Private family interment will be at Ridge Hill Memorial Park, Amherst.
Memorial contributions can be forwarded to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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