George Henry Matzen, of Milford, was born February 10, 1947, in Blair, Nebraska to George E. and Marjorie (Gehrk) Matzen, the oldest of four children and passed away suddenly Saturday, July 13, 2019 at his home at the age of 72. As a young boy he attended country school and graduated from Blair High School with the class of 1965. He attended UNL for two years prior to being drafted into the US Army and served in Vietnam. Upon his discharge he continued his education by attending Milford Technical College, graduating with a degree in Manufacturing Engineering. On August 11, 1973, he was united in marriage to Christina DeMay and to this union two sons were born, George Alan and John Michael. They lived in Lincoln until George accepted a teaching position in the Manufacturing Department at SCC - Milford campus, where he taught for 36 years. Following his retirement, he enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his two grandchildren. Over the years, he enjoyed working crossword puzzles, often having a great time competing with his wife for the best time to finish. He was an avid supporter and donor to the Nebraska Blood Bank. He was a member of the Milford American Legion Post 171.
George is survived by his wife of 46 years, Christina, Milford, sons and a daughter-in-law, George A. Matzen, John and Holly Matzen, all of Lincoln, two grandchildren, Julian and Parker, sister and brother-in-law, Mary and Bill Jorgensen, Blair, brother and sister-in-law, Jim and Donna Matzen, Mt. Vernon, WA, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, John DeMay, Lincoln, Michael and Riassa DeMay, El Cerrito, CA, Mary DeMay and Tom Neylan, Mill Valley, CA, Jane and Rick Andreotti, Knightsen, CA, nieces, nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and a brother, Jake Matzen.
A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, July 18, 2019 at First Plymouth Church, 2000 D St. in Lincoln, with Pastor Patrick Messer officiating. Memorials may be directed in care of the family for future designation. A time for food and fellowship will be held at the church immediately following the services. His final resting place will be held at Omaha National Cemetery with military services at a later date.
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