Bernadine Matuska

Obituary of Bernadine Matuska

Bernadine Matuska, age 93, of Tabor, passed away early Thursday, May 29, 2014, at the Good Samaritan Society, Tyndall, SD. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 AM, Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014 at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church, Tabor, with Rev. Steven Jones officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Visitation will be 5 to 7 PM at the Opsahl-Kostel Memorial Chapel, Tabor, with a scripture service followed by a rosary at 7:00 PM. Pallbearers will be Bernadine's great grandchildren. Bernadine was born April 11, 1921 in Tyndall, SD to Peter Sr. and Josephine (Pobuda) Becvar. She was baptized at St. Leo Catholic Church, Tyndall. Bernadine was a 1939 graduate of Tyndall High School. She married Willard Matuska September 10, 1940. They lived most of their lives on a farm near Tabor. She was known for her poultry raising especially ducks and geese which she sold throughout the Tabor area. She was also active with the Beseda Hall, Catholic Sokol Social Club, the Altar Rosary Society, and an active participant in Tabor Czech plays. Bernadine's memory is cherished by one daughter, Connie Miller of Newell, SD; one son, Ron (Jeanette) of Comstock, WI; one brother, Joe of Tyndall, SD; one sister, Anetta of Tyndall, SD; three grandchildren: Todd (Jennifer) Matuska of Ham Lake, MN, Brad (Nicole) Matuska of Cold Spring, MN, and Melanie (Todd) Williamson of Newell, SD; 10 great grandchildren: Tyler, Megan, Tera Jean, Mandee Sue, and Tia Faye all of Newell, SD, Jack, Will, and Charlie all of Cold Spring, MN, and Mitchell and Sidney of Ham Lake, MN. She was preceded in death by her husband and two brothers, Peter and Wesley.
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