William Charles Matthies

  • Born: April 25, 1925
  • Died: August 8, 2017
  • Location: Richland, Michigan

Tribute & Message From The Family

William was born on April 25, 1925 and passed away on Tuesday, August 8, 2017.

William was a resident of Richland, Michigan at the time of passing.

William served his country in the Navy alongside General Patton in World War II; he enjoyed spending time traveling with his wife, Wilma and spending time with his family.

The family will receive friends on Saturday, August 12, 2017 beginning at 10:00 a.m. at the Adams Funeral Home, 502 West Michigan Ave, Paw Paw, where a funeral service will commence at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Shawn Raissinder officiating. Burial with military honors will follow at Almena Cemetery. Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan 222 N. Kalamazoo Mall, Suite 100, Kalamazoo MI 49007-3882 http://www.hospiceswmi.org Visitation at the Adams Funeral Home from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM on August 12, 2017. August 12, 2017 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM Adams Funeral Home 502 West Michigan Avenue Paw Paw, MI 49079 August 12, 2017 11:00 AM Adams Funeral Home 502 West Michigan Avenue Paw Paw, MI 49079 Visitation at the Adams Funeral Home from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM on August 12, 2017.

Memorial contributions may be directed to Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan.


Condolence & Memory Journal

The world lost a great man. My fondest memory of Bill was when we were at Congressman Upton's office and he finally got the metals our nation owed him for his service. He was so proud. I will try to locate the picture and get it to Mitch. Bill and I spent many hours on the deck at Summer Place Mooring drinking his home made wine, talking about his military service and what he had been through. He was truly an amassing man. Rest in peace my friend.

Larry and Toni Todd

Posted by - Kalamazoo, MI   August 13, 2017

So sorry for the loss of your Dad.
Jenny Cummings

Posted by A friend   August 10, 2017

To the Matthies family: I will always remember as a little girl the wonderful Christmas parties the whole family had together at grandmother's house and also at the VFW post. Uncle Bill was a steadfast strong brother for my mother, Virginia Lum. My mother loves all her siblings and family and she wishes that she could be up here in Michigan to be with them. My prayers are for my cousins and the whole Matthies family and friends so that they may rest assured that Uncle Bill is at peace now. My mother said "now he can see Wilma again!" I also hope in the future that we can all continue to remember that blood ties us together and we should all try not to be strangers but to stay as one family and support each other. Love always to the whole Matthies family and Dolores Smith and John and Judy Kubeck and Dorothy Marusek and all the grandchildren. Let us live our life in a way that would make Uncle Bill and Aunt Wilma proud. With sympathy and loving thoughts, Uncle Bill's niece Tryna Weiss (formerly Lum).

Posted by Tryna Weiss - Allegan, MI   August 10, 2017

Yorkville Community Church has lost a valued member of our church with Bill's passing. He joined our family in 2009 after his Commitment to Delores. The two of them grew old together in the most beautiful way. We loved to hear his war stories and how he told General Patten he was wrong. I know we only had him with us for a short part of his life but it was a wonderful part, he was so full of joy.
We will miss him
Cathi Harris
Yorkville Community Church

Posted by A friend   August 10, 2017

Dear Steve and family, I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your dad! He was such a lovely man and I remember him with great fondness. I am sorry for your loss. Sending love and prayers. Dorene

Posted by Dorene Soret - Madison, WI   August 10, 2017

Steve & family:
I have fond memories of Bill during our years at the local Chevy dealer. I was very pleased to run into him at Meijer some years ago when I was visiting Kalamazoo and had my picture taken with him for 'old time sake'. I'll say a prayer tonight for his soul & your comfort.
Sympathetically,
Kim "Mac" MacKellar

Posted by - St. Pete Beach,, FL   August 09, 2017