Clarence "Buzz" Matter
March 17, 2017

Clarence E. “Buzz” Matter, age 87 of Delano, passed away March 17, 2017 with his family by his side. He was born on July 5, 1929 in Delano, Minnesota to Clarence, Sr. and Goldie (Keplinger) Matter. Buzz lived and worked on the family farm his whole life; being the only son with 6 sisters. He married his high school sweetheart Virginia Dunn. Buzz also worked as a bus driver and enjoyed coffee with friends after the morning jobs were completed. Buzz loved spending time with his family. He had a wonderful sense of humor and enjoyed socializing with others. After retiring, Buzz enjoyed fishing and sharing his catch with loved ones.

Buzz was preceded in death by his parents Clarence and Goldie; sisters Dorothy Jamma, Pam Zins and Bonnie Pawelk; daughter-in-law Pam Matter.

Buzz is survived by his wife of 66 years Virginia; children Dan (special friend Terri), Debbie (Doug) Motzko, Denise (Steve) Fahy, Duane (Janice), Darcy (Curt) Johnson; 12 grandchildren Dan (Erin) Matter, Jr., Jeff (Jenny) Holovnia, Tristan (Jon) Mors, Paul (Aumori) Matter, Laura Matter (fiancé Jeremy Spike), Lee Johnson, Jeremiah Johnson, Jeanine (Joel) Pantzke, Shelly (Ken) Theis, Carrie (Derek) Lindberg, Nicole (Gary) Holman, Nate Matter (special friend Kari Schroeder), Travis Johnson, Katelyn Johnson; 19 great grandchildren Asher, Emma, Dalton, Weston, Adlyn, Braxton, Ben, Alex, Haley, Mila, Brock, Tyler, Chandler, Alec, Garrett, Chloe, Skyler, Lydia, Austin; sisters Marian Boll, Vivian Herrman, Betty Boll; many other relative and friends.

Mass of Christian Burial was held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at St. Peter Catholic Church, Delano. Visitation was Tuesday 4-8 p.m. with a 3:30 p.m. Rosary service and continued Wednesday 10-11 a.m. ALL in Martha’s Hall of St. Peter Catholic Church. Interment was in the Calvary Cemetery, Delano.