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Marcel Eugene Matousek

September 23, 1927-April 15, 2019

Marcel Eugene Matousek, 91, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, April 15, 2019, at Countryside Home in Madison.

Graveside service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, April 19, at the Shelby Cemetery. Memorials may be made to family wishes.

Marcel was born Sept. 23, 1927, northwest of Rising City to John A. and Agnes (Mazanec) Matousek. He grew up in the Rising City area, attending Blue Mound Rural and Rising City High School, and graduating in 1945. After Marcel returned home from the U.S. Army, he met his bride-to-be at an Easter dance at the Parish Hall in Shelby. They started dating after that. Marcel married Mardell DeTurk at the Evangelical United Brethren Church in Shelby on Nov. 29, 1948. He farmed with his wife and family for 45 years in the area north of Rising City, also serving as Director of Butler County Public Power District for 15 years. In 1993, Marcel and Mardell retired and moved to Columbus. Marcel was a member of the United Methodist Church in Shelby, a member of Composite Lodge #81, A.F. and A.M., American Legion, Eagles #1834 and Life Member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars #3704.

Survivors include three sons: Mick (Bonnie) of Oregon, Blake (Kathy) of Kansas, John of New York; six grandchildren: Heather (Tyler) Pedersen, Heidi Fuller, Josh (Katie) Matousek, Marcus (Suzie) Matousek, Caleb (Hannah) Matousek, and Alyssa (Seth) Sander; and 12 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John A. and Agnes Matousek; sisters, Wilma Rech, Evelyn Peterson, and Dorothy Behnken; and his wife of 69 years, Mardell.

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