Dilbert Ralph Machon, age 89, of Iberia, passed away on Wednesday, January 3, 2018, at SSM St. Mary’s Hospital in Jefferson City.  He was born on March 16, 1928, a few miles east of Iberia near Sudheimer, son of the late William Charles and Redus (Rowden) Machon.    On April 7, 1962, at the United Methodist Church in Dixon, he was united in marriage to Vera Mae Riley, who preceded him in death on September 12, 1985.  
Dilbert served in the U.S. Army with the 6th Infantry Division as auto rifleman (Browning automatic rifle model 1918-A2) through 1947 in Korea and was honorably discharged on January 23, 1948.  After his time in the service he worked at Ft. Leonard Wood Hospital for five years and later worked at the Missouri State Prison for 11 years.  Dilbert spent his last working years (1969-1993) working with David Earp building houses all around Iberia and the neighboring areas.  
Dilbert was baptized by Rev. Karen Morse at the Iberia United Methodist Church on October 23, 1988.  He was a member of the American Legion Post 105 in Iberia for many years and was a past member of the VFW in Iberia.  
He is survived by one daughter, Dana Christine (Machon) Knewtson and husband Kelly of Joplin; two grandchildren, Tyler Knewtson and Allison Knewtson; one sister, Bonnie Hedgpeth of Harrisonville; two half-sisters, Bobbie Schmidt of Jefferson City and Janet Darr of Iberia; step-daughter, Melanie Williams of Iberia; and step-son, Jack Riley of Jefferson City and grandchildren, Tina, Jason, Tony, Amanda, Tracie, Eric, Cory, Brody, Mackenzie, and Cory.
He was also preceded in death by one brother, Carl Machon; half-sister, Billie Ash; step-daughter, Cheryl Buechter; grandsons, Christopher Wimberly and James Martin.   
Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to 12 (noon), with services immediately following at 12 (noon), on Saturday, January 6, at Fancher-Rekus Funeral Home with Junior Darr officiating.  Interment with military honors will be in Iberia Cemetery.  
Memorial contributions are suggested to the Iberia Cemetery.
Condolences may be shared with the family at www.fancher-rekusfuneralhomes.com.