Obit: Matti, Richard A. Sr. (1925 - 1993)

Contact: Steve & Cindy Dressler

Surnames: Matti, Dimmitt, Hestekind, Dressler, Matalas, Ziegelmaier

----Sources: Personal Collection

Matti, Richard A. Sr. (30 March 1925 - 5 Jan. 1993)

Richard A. Matti, Sr., 67, of Humbird, died on Tuesday, Jan. 5, 1993, while ice fishing on Humbird Pond. He was born on March 30, 1925, to Adolph and Nellie (Dimmitt) Matti. He served in the U. S. Navy during World War II. He married Geraldine Squires on Nov. 30, 1946, in Fairview.

He was a milk hauler for the South Alma Cheese Factory for 17 years and he managed the Lakeshore Club in Hixton for four years. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and also enjoyed gardening.

He was a member of the Humbird American Legion Post 320 and also the North Branch Rod and Gun Club.

Survivors include his wife, Geraldine Matti of Humbird, one son, Richard (Linda) Matti, Jr., of Humbird; three daughters, Patricia (Vaughn) Hestekind and Janice (Don) Matalas, both of Alma Center, and Cynthia (Steven) Dressler of Beloit; one brother, James Matti of Humbird; 10 grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Janice and brother Bob.

Funeral services for Richard A. Matti, Sr., were held at 1:30 p.m. at Jensen Funeral Home, Hixton, on Friday, Jan. 8, with the Rev. David Ziegelmaier officiating. Military rites were conducted by the Humbird American Legion Post 320 honor squad.

Friends called at the Jensen Funeral Home on Thursday evening from 6 to 9 p.m. and on Friday one hour prior to services.



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