Funeral Services for Melvin Matson, age 76 of Neligh, NE will be 11:00 am, Monday, February 18, 2013 at Grace Lutheran Church in Neligh with Pastor David Kuhfal, Officiating.
Burial will be in Albion Rosehill Cemetery.
Visitation will be 5 - 7 pm, Sunday, February 17, 2013 at Beyer Snider Memorial Funeral Home in Neligh.
Melvin passed away on February 15, 2013. Melvin R. Matson was born July 28, 1936 to Ed and Flora (Ramey) Matson at Elgin. Melvin attended K-8th grade in Basset rural school, graduated in 1956 from St. Edward High School and 1958 graduating as an Auto Body Technician from Southeast Community College. Melvin worked in auto body until entering the armed forces in January, 1960, he was discharged in March, 1962. Melvin owned and operated Matson Body Shop in Neligh for many years. Melvin married Barbara K. Killion on August 17, 1958 in Albion, NE. To this marriage they had four children Dave, Bradley, Gregory, and Susan. Melvin was active in Neligh Jaycee's, Neligh Chamber of Commerce, he was on the Grace Lutheran Church board, helped with boy scouts, loved to bowl, and collect old coins. Melvin is survived by wife, Barbara. Son, Dave and wife Cathy of Des Moines, IA. Daughter, Susan and husband Shawn O'Toole of Twin Falls, ID. Granddaughter, Amanda Snider and grandson, Tyler O'Toole of Twin Falls, ID. Brother, Warren of Schuyler, Ne. Many relatives and friends. Preceded in death by sons, Brad and Gary. Parents and grandparents. Sister-in-law Rose Marie Matson.