Darlene Macht


Darlene MachtDarlene M. (Baune) Macht age 87 of Tracy passed away Monday, July 31, 2017 at the Sanford Tracy Medical Center. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, August 5 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Tracy.  Visitation is 4:00-7:00 p.m. Friday at the Tracy Area Funeral Home with a Rosary service at 4:00 p.m. and prayer service at 7:00 p.m.  Visitation will continue one hour prior to services at the church on Saturday.  Burial is in St. Anne’s Catholic Cemetery in Wabasso.  Stephens Funeral Service – Tracy Area Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Darlene Marie Macht was born December 13, 1929 in rural Redwood County, Minnesota to Raymond and Marcella (Hagert) Baune.  The family attended St. Mathias Catholic Church in Wanda where she received the sacraments. Darlene attended country school and graduated from Sanborn High School. On October 18, 1949 she married Joe Heiderscheidt in Sanborn. To this union, seven daughters were born. They farmed near Morgan, Springfield, and Lucan. Darlene worked in local cafes and whenever a card group was short a player, they were happy to invite her as a partner as she was a sharp card player. She also enjoyed her job in housekeeping at the Tracy Hospital for over ten years. On October 15, 1988, Darlene married Lennie Macht in Tracy and they lived in Lucan. Together they enjoyed traveling to many states with their pop-up camper and wintering in Arizona. A highlight was a trip to Europe when they saw Pope John Paul II.  Darlene was a warm and loving mother who always made sure her children came first. Her enjoyments in life in addition to her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren were a love of music and dancing, flower gardening, Scrabble, playing cards, doing word puzzles and watching Wheel of Fortune. She left us a legacy with her quilts, poems, and memories of weekends at Grandma’s cooking, baking, and sewing. Darlene’s specialties were potato salad and homemade buns. There was always a decorated cake at every grandchild’s birthday and special occasions. She passed on to her family her strong faith and her way of finding good in every person and every situation.

Darlene is survived by her children: Kathy (Jim) Green, Sr. Victoria Heiderscheidt, Sandy Penke, Jane Carlson, Deb (Dan) Maertens, Mary Jo Carlson, Tammy Horner; step children: Alan (Julie) Macht and Lisa (Tom) Buraczewski; 35 grandchildren and step-grandchildren; 49 great grandchildren and step great grandchildren; and siblings: Cyrilla (Max) Lande, Doris Roth, Vernon (Ruth) Baune, Rosie Ormberg, James (Myra) Baune, Mary Jane (Jerome) Schmit, Virgil Baune, Betty (Walt) Judd, David (Nancy) Baune, and Janice (Dennis) Jones.  She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Lennie, step-son Terry Macht and his wife Audrey, step-son Steve Macht, grandson Nicholas Carlson, sister-in-law, Jan Baune and two brothers-in-law, Kelly Roth and Gene Ormberg.

She will be dearly missed by all whose lives she touched.


  1. Selene Pierce says

    Tammy, all of your sisters, and the Macht family, we are so very sorry for the loss of your mom ,and step-mom. So many childhood memories with your family. Your mom was so nice. She will be missed Love and hugs to you all.

  2. Fr. Todd Petersen says

    Deepest sympathy. May she Rest In Peace.

  3. I loved her! I loved visiting with her at all of the family functions. I will miss her. Heaven is gaining an angel.

  4. Tammy Vierkant says

    Darlene will truly be missed. I have so many fond memories of growing up and visiting Grandpa and Darlene. Endless card games, scrabble and raiding the kitchen for her brownies! I am so glad we got to visit her last year, Evie had so much fun playing with her! Rest in peace Darlene, you and grandpa are together again!

  5. Deb, sending our condolences to you and your family during this time. I didn’t know her personally, but I have certainly enjoyed the fun stories you’ve shared. Cherish her special memories forever.

  6. Randy and Darla Larsen says

    We are sending our deepest sympathy, love, and support on the loss of your mother, grandmother. Godspeed, Randy and Darla Larsen

  7. Terry R Marguth says

    Tammy; Just found out about the passing of your mother. She was a very passionate person who I really liked to visit with. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. Perhaps 0ne of these days we could sit down and have a cup of coffee and just visit! God bless all of you.

    Terry R Marguth

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