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Melvin “Mel” A. Matuska, 74, of St. David, Ariz. died December 25, 2013. He had been a resident of St. David for the last four years after moving from Omaha, Nebraska.
Melvin was born May 18, 1939 in Tyndall, South Dakota to Alfred and Emma (Nehonsky) Matuska. Mel graduated from Tyndall High School in 1957 and joined the U.S. Marine Corps. Upon being discharged from the Corps, he was employed by Omaha Bedding Company, a bedding manufacturing company where he worked for the next 43 years, retiring as a plant manager in May 2002.
He is survived by his life partner, Betty Wagner; one brother, Leonard (Betty) Matuska; one daughter, Sheila Matuska; one son, Bernard Matuska; five grandsons; four great-grandchildren; six nieces; four nephews and one brother-in-law, Clyde Gill. Mel’s extended family includes, Paul Wagner, Jim and Mary Vincent; Jimmy and Jessica Vincent and Michael Wagner.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Dorothy Gill; one daughter, Shelly Matuska and an infant son, James.
I was blessed and honored to be a life-long friend of Mel. Because of who he was; I know he will be greatly missed. One great guy!
Bernie Balvin May 15 2014 8:44 PM
Dear Betty, I am so sorry for the loss of Melvin. I am so very grateful I met him all those years ago for your 50th Class Reunion. He was so nice and wonderfully kind. I hope he will finally be at peace. I am thinking of you and sending you lots of prayers. Love Amy S. Petrik, Springfield.
Amy S. Petrik May 14 2014 9:13 AM