Date of Death: January 15, 2024
Visitation will be held Saturday, January 20, 2024 beginning at 10:00 a.m. at Three Rivers Bible Church, 220 N. Erie St., Three Rivers. A memorial service will follow at 11:00 a.m. at the church with Pastor Jeff Homan officiating. Interment will take place at Ft. Custer National Cemetery in the spring.
John Charles Matazel, 87, of Three Rivers, passed away Monday, January 15, 2024 at his home surrounded by his loving family.
He was born November 6, 1936 in Chicago, the son of John and Mary (Hynek) Matazel.
John served his country in the United States Army at Sandia Base in Albuquerque, NM. He later worked as a printer for various businesses ending his career at Merchant’s Publishing Company in Kalamazoo, MI.
On July 20, 1974, he married Ruth (Anderson) Matazel in Chicago and they moved to Southwest Michigan to start their life together.
John was a long-time member of Three Rivers Bible Church, but more importantly he loved the Lord Jesus as his personal Savior and because of that love served in many ministries of the church so that others might come to know Him as their Savior as well. John was a man of many interests and delighted in learning new things.
Remaining to cherish his memory are his wife, Ruth Matazel, and daughters, Betsy Matazel of Grand Rapids, MI and Molly Matazel of Middlebury, IN.
He was preceded in death by his parents and by his brother, Jerome (Jeremy).
Donations in John’s memory may be directed to Pacific Garden Mission, Chicago, IL or to Three Rivers Bible Church, Three Rivers, MI. Envelopes will be available at the church.
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