Clark E. Matson

April 15, 1925 - December 22, 2017

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Clark Edward Matson, 92, of Avilla passed away Friday, December 22, 2017, at his residence.

He was born April 15, 1925, in Pleasant Lake to Oscar Lewis and Vella Ima (Metzler) Matson.

On September 2, 1955, in Avilla he married Annabelle Schlupp.

Mr. Matson was a graduate of Pleasant Lake High School and Tri-State University. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II from 1943 to 1946.

He worked as an associate manager of the J.C. Penney Store in Ionia, Michigan. He was also the business manager of the LaGrange County Hospital, executive manager of the Irene Byron Hospital and the American Lung Association of Northeast Indiana.

Clark was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Avilla and Avilla American Legion Post 240.

Surviving are his wife, Annabelle Matson of Avilla; a sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Georgia Ellen and Robert Zimmerman of Kendallville and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, James Matson, Richard Matson, and Donald Matson; and two sisters, Jeanette Gordon and Marjorie Saurer.

Private funeral services will be held Wednesday, December 27, 2017, at Young Family Funeral Home, Kendallville Chapel, 222 South State Street, Kendallville with Rev. Patrick Kuhlman of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Avilla officiating. Burial will be in Woodruff Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Jerry Bender, Jeff Bender, Jerry Krock, Robert Zimmerman, Larry Matson, and Brett Peters.

Preferred memorials are to Immanuel Lutheran Church, 113 West Albion Street, Avilla, Indiana, 46710 or to Parkview Noble Hospice, 401 Sawyer Road, Kendallville, Indiana, 46755.

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Frank Lee ( Pee Wee )
July 14th, 2018 6:39pm
St. George Ut.

My prayers are with you aunt Anne. I didn"t know that uncle Clark passed. I will always remember him and grandpa, Jim, performing vaudeville for us kids. It was amazing!!! Those two together were unstoppable. Miss you and love you aunt Anne please take care. would love to talk to you so if you get time or bored give me a call, my number is 260-243-9979. love you

Scott & Izy Myers
December 25th, 2017 8:32pm
Avilla In

Thoughts and prayers Annie

renea vice
December 25th, 2017 6:39pm

God Bless you Annie and May you Rest In Peace Clark! Our thoughts and prayers are with you all! Scott Henry and Renea Vice