Paul M. Matter, 78

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Paul Marion Matter, 78, passed away Wednesday, November 16, 2022, in Beloit, Kansas. Paul was born in Beloit on November 20, 1943, to Marion and Letha (Dyas) Matter of Jewell, Kansas. Paul attended the Jewell schools and graduated from Jewell High School in 1961. He went on to Fort Hays State University where he graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Agriculture in 1966. While he was in college Paul joined the Army National Guard, which he served in for six years. During his service he attended Officers Training School where he was promoted to the rank of First Lieutenant.
Paul met his future wife Carole (Katz) while attending Fort Hays. They later married November 26, 1966, in Kinsley, Kansas. To this union, four children were born: Jude, Megan, Katrina, and Mitch. Paul and Carole raised their children on the family farm near Jewell, Kansas. Paul spent his entire life in the Jewell and Jamestown area farming until five years ago when retiring to Beloit.
Paul was dedicated to farming and it was especially important to him to be a good steward of the land. After he retired, his love for the land and countryside continued to be where he was the happiest as he spent his days driving the backroads. Throughout his life he enjoyed coffee in the morning with his friends in Jewell, and later on with his friends in Beloit. Paul especially enjoyed watching his children's many activities as they grew up, and then in his later years watching his grandchildren's as well. Even when he was not feeling well, a visit from his grandchildren could always bring a smile to his face.
Survivors include his wife, Carole, of the home; children: Jude (Heather) Matter of Beloit, Megan (Scott) Young of Mankato, Katrina (Kevin) Jones of Beloit, Mitch (Lyssa) Matter of Beloit; and grandchildren: Katia; Logan, Devon, Mason; Tyler, Cole, Lane, Anna Marie; Grace, Ember, Josie. He is also survived by nephews Dallas (Belinda) Katz, Chris Tegley, and niece Elizabeth (Johnny) Curtis. He was preceded in death by his parents; sister and brother-in-law, Coral Ann and Richard Tegley of California; and nephew, John David Tegley.
Paul was an active member of the Zion Lutheran Church in Beloit for 55 years. He was also a member of the Jewell County American Legion.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 AM Saturday, November 19, at the Zion Lutheran Church in Beloit.
Visitation will be from 1:00 PM to 7:00 PM with family present from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM Friday, November 18, at the Roberts Family Funeral Home.
Services will be livestreamed at the Zion Lutheran Church Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/ZLCBeloit
Memorials may be given to the Church or the Mitchell County Regional Medical Foundation.
Roberts Family Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.
Condolences may be left at www.robertsfamilyfs.com

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