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.