Frank Mateka

Friday, July 27, 2007

PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Frank E. Mateka, 86, of Perryville, Mo., died Thursday, July 26, 2007, at Perry Oaks Manor.

He was born Oct. 9, 1920, at House Spring, Mo., the son of Frank and Barbara Steck Mateka. He and Rosalia Wuertz were married May 7, 1949.

Mateka was a retired highway construction worker. He was a member of St. Maurus Catholic Church in Biehle, Mo., and American Legion Post 133. He was a World War II Army veteran and recipient of the Purple Heart.

Survivors include his wife, a son, Albert Mateka of Perryville; daughters, Barbara Burgess of High Ridge, Mo.; Mary Vogel of Chesterfield, Mo.; Nancy DuBois of Defiance, Mo.; sister Mildred Lewis of St. Louis; 11 grandchildren and a great-grandchild.

Friends may call at Young and Sons Chapel in Perryville, Mo., from 4 to 9 p.m. Saturday; at the American Legion wake, 7 p.m. Saturday; or at the Heiligtag-Lang-Fendler Funeral Home in Arnold, Mo., from 4 to 9 p.m. Sunday.

Funeral will be 10 a.m. Monday at St. John's Church. Burial will be in St. John's cemetery.