Marjorie (Marge) Cleo Matelski, age 87, made her way to heaven on January 7, 2020 where she was reunited with her husband, Ed Matelski, of 53 years. She passed while surrounded by family in her Boyne Falls home.
Marge was the daughter of Ralph and Cora Hocquard, born in Boyne City on August 1, 1932. She graduated from Boyne City High School in 1950.
Marge married the love of her life, Ed, at St. Matthew’s Catholic Church on June 30, 1951. They established their life together in Boyne Falls where they raised 8 children; Ed (Veronica) Matelski of Boyne Falls, David (Mary) Matelski of Boyne Falls, Randy (Debi) Matelski of Boyne Falls, Tony (Julie) Matelski of Harbor Springs, George (Mary) Matelski of Boyne Falls, Janice (Duane) Reynolds of Boyne Falls, Andy (Karen) Matelski of Boyne Falls, and Chris (Kelly) Matelski of Boyne Falls.
Marge loved spending time with her 25 grandchildren, 38 great grandchildren.
She is also survived by her sister Maxine Bates, brother Butch (Fran) Hocquard, sister-in-law Irene Hausler, brother-in-law Rick Casper and numerous nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her parents Ralph and Cora Hocquard; husband Ed Matelski; son George Matelski; siblings Don Hocquard, Dick Hocquard, Kay Casper and Ruth Hausler; grandsons Ricky Matelski and Cody Reynolds; and great grandson Mason Matelski.
Marge was the co-owner of Matelski Lumber Company and 3M gas station along with her sons. She was actively involved in St. Augustine’s Catholic Church. She loved nothing more than being surrounded by her family and friends. As the beloved matriarch of the family, she often hosted large family gatherings such as Christmas and family reunions at her home on Cherry Hill.
Visitation will be held 5:00 to 8:00 PM Thursday, January 9th at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Boyne Falls with the reciting of the Rosary to be held at 7:00 PM.
Mass will be celebrated 11:00 AM Friday, January 10th at St. Augustine Church with a visitation being held from 10:00 AM until the time of service.
Memorial donations may be directed to the Boyne Falls Athletic Boosters Club or the Alzheimer’s Association Northwest Michigan Chapter.
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