Jerome Henry Matter, 82

Jerome Henry Matter passed away Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, in Sun City, Arizona, at the age of 82.

Jerome was born in Jackson on Nov. 26, 1934, the son of late Frank and Minnie (Kannenberg) Matter. He married the love of his life of 60 years, Donna Engeleiter, on July 14, 1956, at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in West Bend, and was an active member in the church and school. He had a passion for singing praises to the Lord, which will always be remembered. Jerome served in the U.S. Army from 1958-60. He was employed at Gehl Co. and retired from Bend Industries. After retiring, Donna and Jerome moved to Sun City, Arizona, in 2004.

He enjoyed spending time in his workshop, golfing, listening to polka music, playing cards with family and friends, and spending time with his family. He will always be remembered by his boisterous laugh and cheerful smile. Jerome was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend to all.

Jerome is survived by his wife, Donna; sons, Brian (Sheryll) of Campbellsport and Daryl (Iris) of Lebanon, and daughters Tammy of Lexington, Kentucky, and Penny (Bruce) Spaeth of Renton, Washington; grandchildren, Nathan Matter, Eric (Nelita) Matter, Jessica (Kevin) Soyk, Parker Matter, Evan Matter, Nicholas Matter, Emily Matter, Devon Matter, Morgan Clyse, Taylor Clyse, Lauren Lemberger, Kayla Spaeth and Cameron Spaeth; and great-grandchildren, Audianna, Temperence, Reddington, Fletcher, Paislee, Hunter and Lincoln. He is further survived by his sister, Evelyn Guhl, and other relatives and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents and his siblings, Elroy, Roman, Merl, Earl and Beatrice.

Any memorials are appreciated to the family and will be donated to the Sunshine Service of Sun City, Arizona, a nonprofit organization lending medical equipment to residents of Sun City, which helped in meeting many needs for Jerome. Care entrusted to Advantage Golden Door Chapel, Youngtown, Arizona.

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