William Thomas Matykiewicz, 75Published 9:20am Monday, July 8, 2013 Updated 11:27am Monday, July 8, 2013
William Thomas Matykiewicz was born March 6, 1938, at the family home in St. Paul, the son of Leo and Martha (Jambor) Matykiewicz. He attended school up to the eighth grade.
He married Rosalee Linddstrom on Feb. 3, 1963. William worked for many people on the south side of St. Paul doing odd jobs. Then he worked for a clothing factory in St. Paul before he started to work for West Publishing Company until his retirement in 2000.
After retirement he moved to his home on Olaf Lake where he enjoyed fishing, making his own flies, watching John Wayne movies and spending time with his family and grandchildren.
He is survived by two sons, James (Danita) Matykiewicz of Pelican Rapids, Richard (Laura) Matykiewicz of New York Mills; two daughters, Christine (Robert) Link of Fergus Falls, Judith Lancaster of Frazee; grandchildren, Jesse, Sarah, Raymond, Ronald, Dwight, Lee, Adam, Latessa, Annette and Ashlea; and great-grandchildren, Drayden, Fathe, Joseph and Jaxson.
William was preceded in death by his parents, brothers: Victor, Steve, Tony, and sister Marion.
A celebration of his life is planned at noon Wednesday, at his residence on Lake Olaf. Burial will be in Ringsaker Cemetery.
Larson Funeral Home in Pelican Rapids is in charge of arrangements.