Jon Robert Matters

May 29, 1936 - Feb. 17, 2012

Jon Robert Matters, 75, of Orfordville, died Friday, Feb. 17, 2012, at Mercy Hospital in Janesville. Jon was born May 29, 1936, in Waukesha, to the late Jack and Frances (Echtner) Matters.

Jon married the love of his life, Shirley Edmonds, on Nov. 5, 1960, at St. Theresa Catholic Church in Eagle. Jon was a member of the National Guard, the American Legion Post in Eagle and the Eagle Lions Club. Jon worked for Waukesha Dresser for many years. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. Family meant the world

to Jon. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him.

Jon is survived by his wife of 51 years, Shirley of Orfordville; his four children, Sherry (Jim) Manogue of Butte, N.D., Pam (David) Marks of Fort Atkinson, Bob (Jackie) Matters of Orfordville and Chris Matters of Jefferson; his eight grandchildren, Tricia Duelge, Jessica Manogue, Jon Marks, Stephanie Marks, Jennifer Murphy, Katie Schultz, Michael Roesch and Cassie Fell; six great-grandchildren; and a sister-in-law, Karen Matters and her children, Tim and Kathy. Jon is further survived by other relatives and many, many good friends.

Preceding Jon in death are his parents, Jack and Fran Matters; his brother, Tom Matters; and two sisters-in-law, Mildred (Wally) Pipp and Margie (John) Kropetz.

Private family services are planned.

Memorial contributions may be made in Jonís name to The ALS Association, 1275 K St. NW, Suite 1050, Washington, D.C. 20005.

Haase-Lockwood & Associates Funeral Homes and Crematory of Eagle, 594-2442, assisted the family. For the online guest registry, please go to www.haaselockwoodfhs.com.


We thought of you with love today, but that is nothing new.
We thought about you yesterday and the days before that too!!
We think of you in silence, we often speak your name.
Now all we have are memories, and your picture in a frame.
Your memory is our keepsake with which we will never part.
God has you in his keepings, we have you in our hearts.