Stanley Lee Matzke
11:00 a.m., Monday, September 21, 2020
Rural Wheaton, Kansas
6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, September 20, 2020
St. Luke Lutheran Church
Prayer Service at 7:00 p.m.
In-state beginning at 4:00 p.m.
Campanella Funeral Home
Stanley Lee Matzke, 65, of rural Wheaton, died September 16, 2020, at his home following a long illness. Stanley was a long-time member of the community.
Stanley was born on October 14, 1954, in Westmoreland, Kansas, the son of Melvin and Henrietta Kufahl Matzke. He attended local schools and graduated in 1972 from Onaga High School. He was a key player on the basketball team and was offered a college basketball scholarship.
Stanley was a farmer and dairyman on the family farm south of Wheaton. He also had worked for seven years as a signalman for the Union Pacific Railroad. Stanley served on the NE Kansas board of directors for Dairy Farmers of America and also served on the Sherman Township Board. He was a member of and taught Sunday school at St. Luke Lutheran Church in Wheaton.
He loved his family and was very involved in all of his children’s and grandchildren’s activities, especially sports. He enjoyed all sports and helped coach and refereed their games.
Stanley married Victoria Sloop on May 25, 1973, in Wheaton, Kansas. She survives at their home.
Stanley is also survived by his daughters, Kristine Meier (Craig), Overbrook, Carrie Ross (Travis), Wheaton, and Trixy Falke (Jake), New Castle, Colorado; his grandchildren, Shaylee and Sarah Meier, J.T., Emma and Lillian Ross, and Ethan and Wyatt Falke; his father, Melvin Matzke, Westmoreland, and father-in-law, L.D. Sloop, Holton; his siblings, Alvin Matzke (Dee), Westmoreland, Wanda Magnett (Kenny), Wheaton, and Vanessa Hill, Topeka. Stan was preceded in death by his mother, Henrietta, his mother-in-law, Lois Sloop, his sister-in-law, Kathy Matzke, and brother-in-law, Carl Hill.
Graveside services will be held at 11:00 am, Monday, September 21, 2020, at Fox Cemetery in rural Wheaton, Kansas. Chaplain Linda Lewis will be officiating. Stanley will lie-in-state at St. Luke Lutheran Church in Wheaton, on Sunday, beginning at 4:00 pm and the family will greet friends from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm. A prayer service conducted by Reverend Terry DeGiovanni will be held at 7:00 pm. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Campanella Funeral Home and those may be sent in care of Campanella-Kufahl Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made at www.campanellafuneral.com.