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MATUSKA, WILMA

MATUSKA, WILMA

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MATUSKA, WILMA

Wilma Matuska ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ LIVERMORE, CALIF - Wilma Jean Matuska passed away on Aug 14, 2020, after struggling with a progressive nerve condition, Wilma was delivered into God's hands. Wilma was born to Bernard and Anna Chapek in Wahoo, on Sept 8, 1940. She and her three older sisters and a younger brother (Mary Ann, Bernadine, Martha, and Ernest) were raised on a farm in Wahoo. She graduated from Wahoo High School and attended St. Mary's College in Omaha, for two years. She was working as a secretary at Catholic Charities in Omaha when she met and mar-ried her husband of 58 years, Roger Matuska. Wilma and Roger moved to Livermore, Calif in 1962 where they raised a family of five children. She was a devout parishioner of St. Michael Catholic Church where she worked as Office Manager for almost 20 years. Wilma loved family gatherings, celebra-tions, the theater, travel, and going to visit the ocean. She liked playing games and doing puzzles of all kinds, especially crossword puzzles. Wilma spent years and found much happiness compiling a comprehensive fami- ly genealogy. She also enjoyed playing Bunco with her friends, her exercise classes, and numerous activities with the Golden Friends. Wilma was a kind, outgoing, and generous woman who counted many as friends. She will be missed by all those who loved her. Survivors include her husband Roger, daughter Jean, and four sons: Steven, Michael (Sue), Matthew, and Anthony (Elizabeth); four granddaughters: Kathryn, Emily, Marni, and Danika; and several loving nieces and nephews. Wilma was preceded in death by her younger brother, Ernest Chapek. There will be an out-door vigil with rosary at 10am, followed by a mass and burial at Noon at St. Michael Cemetery in Livermore on Monday August 31. The family hopes to have a "Celebration of Life" for Wilma at a later date, when COVID restrictions allow group gatherings.

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