Norman Hugo Matthijetz, 101 of La Grange passed away on August 28, 2017. He was born on July 21, 1916 to Carl and Annie Jakobeit Matthijetz near Winchester, one of eight children.
Visitation will be held on Friday, September 1, 2017 at Fayette Memorial Funeral Home in La Grange from 12:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, September 2, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at Mount Calvary Lutheran Church in La Grange.
Interment will be announced at a later date.
He attended St. Paul’s Lutheran School in Serbin and finished schooling at the Lutheran School in Greasy Bend, near Winchester. On October 24, 1937 Hugo married Clara Lehmann and together they had one son, Raymond. He was a member of St. Michael’s Lutheran Church for 50 years , serving as church President and Sunday School Teacher. Norman worked for L.G.I.S.D. as a Maintenance Custodian and did farming during his life. He enjoyed gardening, fishing and hunting and passed these skills to his great-grandsons along with sausage and jerky making.
Norman was survived by his son Raymond Matthijetz and his wife Sandra; grandchildren Michael Matthijetz and wife Diane and Scott Matthijetz and wife Chari; Great-Grandchildren Brandon Matthijetz and Blake Matthijetz: sisters Marie Kilian, Lillie Diller and husband Wes and Edna Kessel; sister-in-law, Laura Matthijetz and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife Clara: parents Carl and Anna Matthijetz; brothers Ernst, Wilbert, and Max; sister Erna Cox and nephew Roger Matthijetz.
Family suggests memorial donations to Mt Calvary Lutheran Church, Texas Wendish Museum or the charity of one’s choice.