Stan Matel, 65, passed away Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at the University Of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City.
He was born July 2, 1948 at Grand Rapids, MI, and grew up in Ann Arbor. He graduated from Bishop Montgomery High School in Torrance, CA. Stan served in the United States Marine Corp serving two tours of duty in Vietnam. He received the Purple Heart. After he was discharged from the military he moved back to California. He worked for the V.A. and received his plumber's license. Mr. Matel worked for many years for ODICO and then worked over 25 years at St. Marys Academy & College. He had lived in Washington State before moving to St. Marys in 1985. He was a Member of the American Legion and the American Legion Riders.
Stan was preceded in death by a sister Janis Rose Matel.
He was married to Marianne Reuter. She survives of the home.
Other survivors include his parents, Tony and Marge Matel; five daughters, Annie Marie Wheeler, Beth Margaret Martin, Joanne Mary McCoy, Regina Michelle Spradley and Cathie Monica Matel; a brother, A.J. Matel; a sister Sue Matel; 8 grandchildren with one on the way.
Requiem Mass will be at 2:00 P.M. Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at Assumption Chapel in St. Marys. Interment will be in Our Lady of Peace Cemetery, St. Marys. A Rosary will be recited at 5:50 P.M. Monday, April 21, 2014 at Assumption Chapel. Memorial contributions may be made in Stan's name for the care of his wife Marianne and sent in care of Piper Funeral Home, 714 Maple St. St. Marys, Kansas 66536.