Edsel James Matousek
1930 - 2020
January 2, 1930
November 17, 2020
CLARKS - Edsel James Matousek, 90, of Clarks died Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020, at Bryan LGH East in Lincoln.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, at Solt-Wagner Funeral Home with Pastor Mark Hartley officiating.
There will be no visitation. Due to the directed health measures, social distancing will be observed. Burial will be in the Silver Creek Cemetery.
Edsel James was born to James and Agnes (Spilnek) Matousek on Jan. 2, 1930, in Howard County near St. Paul. Edsel grew up in Howard County and graduated from St. Paul High School in 1948. Following graduation, Edsel farmed with his dad on the family farm.
Edsel enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1952, serving in Korea. He was honorably discharged in 1954. Edsel came back to Clarks to again farm with his dad. He was united in marriage to Carolee Colby on Jan. 29, 1962, in Central City. Edsel continued to farm and raise cattle for his entire life.
Edsel was a member of the Legion Club in Silver Creek. He loved his time with his grandchildren, and followed their many activities.
Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Carolee of Clarks; his children, Patty and Rick Haas of Columbus and Phil Matousek of Elizabeth City, N.C; and his grandchildren, Brian and Audra Haas of Kearney, Lisa and Adam Neef of Longmont, Colo., Lori and Max Haas-Mershon of Lake Oswego, Ore., and Joey Matousek of Elizabeth City, N.C.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and his brothers, Eldon and Ellard Matousek.
Memorials are suggested to the family to be designated later and condolences can be sent to the family at www.soltwagnerfuneral.com.
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Published by The Grand Island Independent on Nov. 19, 2020.
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Edsel was a great guy and a good friend. We enjoyed him immensely, and he will be sorely missed. We loved his sunny disposition and easy going manner. Sympathy to Carolee and family.
Joan and Tom Hruza
November 21, 2020
Carolee, we just heard today about Edsel´s passing. Have so many memories of our time together and all the crazy things we´d do. We do wish to extend our sympathy. If this Covid wasn´t so prevalent right now, we would certainly join you tomorrow.
Udell & Jeri Podliska
November 20, 2020