Sandra A. Machovec

July 25, 1958 - March 17, 2023

Sandra A. Machovec, 64, of Lincoln, NE passed away Friday, March 17, 2023 at home surrounded by her family. She was born July 25, 1958, in West Point, NE to Leonard and Cecilia (Litz) Hegemann.

Sandra attended St. Wenceslaus Catholic Elementary School and Dodge Public High School in Dodge. After graduating high school in 1976, she moved to Lincoln, NE. She was united in marriage to Paul Machovec on September 14, 1985, at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church, in Dodge, NE.
Sandra was a member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church. Her first job upon moving to Lincoln was with Ohio Casualty & Life Insurance, followed by a short time with AAA Insurance before becoming a full-time Mom for her boys. Once the boys were school age and attending Saratoga Elementary School, she started working as a parent volunteer. She then worked in multiple positions at Saratoga, over the past 20 years, ending with her last position as a para-educator.
Sandra’s favorite pastimes were reading, especially books written by Stephen King; listening to and going to concerts with her family (23 last year) featuring loud, hard rock, and heavy metal music; watching Lifetime movies and Survivor; Husker Volleyball; going to car shows with her family; sewing clothes/making felt Christmas ornaments, and baking absolutely delicious cookies.
Sandra is survived by her husband Paul Machovec and sons, Jeremy and Kevin Machovec, siblings Pat(Gena) Hegemann, Maureen Berg, Pam Hegemann, Liz(Don) Kelberlau, Jodi Hegemann, Regina(Drew) Hutto, Michael(Angela) Hegemann, brother-in-law John Machovec, sisters-in-law Maribeth(Mike) Everley and Marisue(Jerry) Campbell, multiple nieces and nephews: Erin, Michaela, Lauren, Adam(Elaine), Angela, Colt, Cash(Elise), and Cody. Great nephews and nieces: Jared, Jordan, Kylee, Kelcee and Josie.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Leonard and Cecilia Hegemann; nephew, Shawn Hegemann.





Roper & Sons Midtown Chapel

4300 O St.
Lincoln, NE 68510

(402) 476-1225

Funeral Service

Roper & Sons Midtown Chapel

4300 O St.
Lincoln, NE 68510

(402) 476-1225

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April 22, 2023

I am Sandra’s niece and I was lucky to be there and help while she was sick. We went multiple times to the hospital and we got her a rice crispy from the vending machine(her favorite snack). My dad, uncle and I had the pleasure of putting a ramp up for her that she loved. Before she passed we got to have a good moment looking through pictures and getting one last thing one as a family. We also got to spend the last moments with her the Wednesday before she got passed, which I am very grateful for. 😢

– Lauren Hegemann
March 25, 2023

I grew up across the street from Jeremy and Kevin on Otoe Street, living there until 2002 or so. I’ve known the family literally since I was a baby, and have nothing but fond memories of Paul & Sandra. I spent countless hours over at their house, playing with their dog Daisy, and playing video games with Jeremy and Kevin. I remember how she would take us to the old Gateway bowling alley for our leagues, and I remember her time at Saratoga as well, as we all went there. When I heard the news I was deeply shocked and saddened. My thoughts and prayers go out to Paul, Jeremy, Kevin, and the rest of the Machovec family. Love you guys

March 23, 2023

My deepest condolences to all of Sandra’s family. We grew up together in the small town of Dodge celebrating the same birthday and graduating high school together. I had not seen her in many years but was happy to read she had such a fun, rewarding life filled with love from all of you. May she Rest In Peace.

– Kimberly Hamel Lenhart
March 23, 2023

Sandra’s dad worked for my dad for many years. She was my classmate from kindergarten through senior year. I hadn’t seen her since we graduated until about 4 years ago. I ran into her at an outdoor concert at Zorinsky Park. We had a wonderful visit. So thankful for that.

– Mary Jo Dirkschneider Hegy
March 23, 2023

Our children attend Saratoga Elementary. I always appreciated Sandra’s help when I stopped by the school. The kids were so sad to hear of her passing. Condolences to your family.

– Elisha, Nolan, Heywood, Gwen, and Madoc Johnson
March 21, 2023

I worked with Sandra at Saratoga. What a warm caring person Sandra was, I am honored to have known her.

– Mona Jiménez Schindler

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