Duane Matthys

June 17, 1931-Dec. 10, 2013

MARSHALL – Mass of Christian Burial for Duane Matthys, 82, of Marshall will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Marshall. Visitation is from 4-8 p.m. today with a CCW rosary at 4 p.m., a parish prayer service at 7 p.m. and a KC rosary following the prayer service at Rehkamp-Horvath Funeral Home in Marshall. Visitation will continue from 8:30-10 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will be at St. Clotilde Catholic Cemetery in Green Valley.

Duane died of congestive heart failure on Tuesday at his residence in Marshall. He died peacefully at home surrounded by his family at his bedside.

Duane Joseph Matthys was born June 17, 1931, in Tracy, to Mary (Bossuyt) and Carvinus Matthys. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Clotilde Catholic Church in Green Valley. He grew up in Stanley Township where he attended Country School District 75. On June 16, 1953, he was united in marriage to Frances Cecelia Otto at St. John Cantius Catholic Church in Wilno. The couple farmed and raised livestock in Stanley Township, east of Marshall. Duane was a member of the Knights of Columbus and the Lyon County Pork Producers. He volunteered at the Marshall Kitchen Table Food Shelf. He enjoyed ushering at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, playing rolle bolle and cards, spending time with family and friends, and was a John Deere enthusiast. In later years, he enjoyed the art of putting together puzzles.

Duane is survived by his wife of 60 years, Frances; children Diane (and Greg) Louwagie of Marshall, Donna (and Mark) Horsman of Watertown, S.D., Doreen (and Danny) Owens of Henderson, Nev., Daniel Matthys and fianc Ruth Seifert of Marshall; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren (and three on the way); siblings Dennis (and Bonnie) Matthys of Cottonwood, Leonard (and Mary Kay) Matthys of Willmar, Edward (and Connie) Matthys of Durango, Colo., Mary Ellen (and Ron) Hodapp of Libertyville, Ill.; sister-in-law Mary Matthys of Apple Valley; and nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother Bernard Matthys.

Blessed be the memory of Duane Matthys.

Arrangements with

Rehkamp & Horvath Funeral Directors

Marshall, Minnesota