Rita M. Machata

June 3, 1945 – Aug. 27, 2013

Rita M. Machata of Pewaukee died unexpectedly Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013, at St. Luke’s Medical Center at the age of 68. She was born in West Allis on June 3, 1945, the daughter of Frank and Genevieve (nee Washburn) Zartler.

Rita enjoyed fishing, watching NASCAR, going up north to their cabin and she loved animals. Her grandchildren were very important to her and she will always be remembered as a loving wife, mother and grandmother.

She will be sadly missed by her husband, Dick of Pewaukee, and their sons, Daniel Machata of Sioux Falls, S.D., and Jason (Claire) Machata of Greenfield. She was the dear grandmother of Brooke, Alexandra and Elise Machata. She is further survived by her brother, Buzz (Clarice) Zartler of New Berlin; her sister, Barb Marlega of Milwaukee; her niece, Josette; nephew, Jimmy; along with her other nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. until the 6 p.m. memorial service Friday, Sept. 6, at Waukesha First Assembly of God, 1314 S. Grand Ave., Waukesha. The Rev. Todd Pope will preside.

Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral, Cremation and Preplanning Services is honored to serve the family. For further information, please call the funeral home at 547-4035 or visit our website at to leave the family an online tribute message.