Matuska, Melvin "Mel" A.
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St. David, AZ. Passed away on Wednesday, December 25, 2013. He had been a resident of St. David for the last 4 years after moving from Omaha, NE. Melvin was born May 18, 1939 in Tyndall, SD 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. The next few years were spent traveling and keeping busy. Mel enjoyed gardening, repairing machinery and spending time in Arizona. He is survived by his life partner, Betty Wagner; one brother, Leonard (Betty) Matuska; daughter, Sheila Matuska; son, Bernard Matuska; 5 grandsons; and 4 great grandchildren. Mel's extended family includes Paul Wagner, Jim and Mary Vincent, Jimmy and Jessica Vincent, and Michael Wagner. Also mourning Mel's passing are 6 nieces; 4 nephews; and 1 brother-in-law, Clyde Gill. He was preceded in death by his parents; sister Dorothy Gill; daughter Shelly Matuska; and an infant son, James.
All SERVICES and Interment will be at the St. Leo's Catholic Church and Cemetery at a later date in Tyndall, SD. Donations may be considered in Mel's name to: the
at alz.org/donate. Online condolences: hatfieldfh.com
HATFIELD FUNERAL HOME
Sierra Vista, AZ 520-458-5120
Published in Omaha World-Herald on Dec. 29, 2013