Louise J. Mattas, 88, of Sergeant Bluff, died Thursday, June 29, 2006, at the Floyd House Assisted Living in Sergeant Bluff.
Louise Jeanette Mattas was born Oct. 26, 1917, near Hinton, the daughter of Henry and Ellen (Taylor) Funk.
On Oct. 8, 1941, she married Joseph "Jack" Mattas in Dakota City, Neb. Louise worked as a nurse's aide at the Brentwood Care Center in Le Mars. She later worked at the Westwood Nursing and Rehab, and retired from Casa De Paz Nursing Home.
After her retirement, you could find Louise crocheting, playing bingo or rummy, but her greatest joys were spending time with her daughters and grandchildren.
Louise is survived by her daughters, Lonny and her husband, Daryl Myers of Akron and Beverly Mattas of Sioux City; eight grandchildren, Robert Myers of Akron, Shawn Myers of Akron, Nicole and her husband Kenny Cakebread of Sergeant Bluff, Jay Myers of Akron, Danielle and her husband, R.J. Stowe of Dakota City, Neb., Dawn and her husband, Michael Twohig of Sioux City, Jamie Mattas and his wife, Rebecca of Sioux City, and Joshua Myers and his wife, Brandi of Akron; 15 great-grandchildren; one brother, Floyd "Bud" Funk; and many friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband Jack in 1984; her daughter Joyce in 1952; a great-granddaughter Paige Myers in 2005; one brother, Elmer Funk; and four sisters, Emma "Dolly" Majeres, Berneice Bremer, Kathryn Funk and Alice Funk.
Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Monday July 5, at Wesley United Methodist Church, 350 Main Street, Akron, with Neil Peck, CLS, officiating. Visitation was from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Waterbury Funeral Service in Sergeant Bluff, with the family present 6 to 8 p.m. Burial was in Hillside Cemetery, Merrill.