Eugene L. Matulka
Date of Birth
December 10, 1933
Valparaiso, Nebraska
Entered into Rest
May 8, 2020
Bellevue, Nebraska
Mass of Christian Burial Directions

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 ~ 10:00 a.m.  (Social distancing applies)
Sts. Mary & Joseph Catholic Church ~ Valparaiso, Nebraska
Interment with Military Honors at St. Mary Cemetery ~ Valparaiso, Nebraska

Visitation & Rosary Directions

Tuesday, May 12, 2020
No Visitation
Rosary ~ 7:00 p.m.  (Social distancing applies)
Sts. Mary & Joseph Catholic Church ~ Valparaiso, Nebraska


In lieu of flowers memorials to the family or the Alzheimer’s Association.


*The Mass and Rosary will be live streamed on the Svoboda Funeral Home Facebook page.

Eugene L. Matulka, 86 of Valparaiso, NE entered into eternal rest on Friday, May 8, 2020 at the Eastern Nebraska Veteran’s Home in Bellevue, NE.  He was born December 10, 1933 in Valparaiso to Peter Sr. and Adeline (Roublicek) Matulka.  Eugene was a graduate of Valparaiso High School, he attended the University of Nebraska and taught school for three years in a rural elementary school.

In July of 1953, he enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corp.  He completed basic training at Camp Pendleton, CA and served in Korea. He was honorably discharged in July of 1955.  Eugene was united in marriage to Alyce Zetocha on June 6, 1959 at St. Vitus Catholic Church in Touhy, NE.  He was a loving and devoted husband to his wife and loving father, father-in-law and grandfather.

Eugene farmed and later started a feed and agriculture business known as “Gene’s Feed”.  He retired from this occupation in 1996.

Eugene enjoyed playing cards, square dancing, Legion activities and wood working.  He built several homes for him and his wife.  He was a handyman at heart and would be willing to lend a hand to anyone who needed help.  He also enjoyed attending his children and grandchildren’s activities.  Family was very important to him.

He was a former school board member, past American Legion Post Commander and current member of the American Legion Post #371, member of Sts. Mary & Joseph Catholic Church and Knights of Columbus Council #8625 member.

Eugene is survived by his wife of 60 years Alyce Matulka; children, Karla (Richard) Bartlett, Kevin Matulka, Alan (Lori) Matulka, Amy (Steve) Broadstone, Luanne (Keith) Christiansen, Laurice (Josh) Brandl; grandchildren, Lindsey Pritchard (Justin Timm), Ashley (Skip) Stewart, Dane Christiansen, Alexus Matulka (Robert Dohn), Grayson Matulka, Cole Christiansen, Jace Brandl, Sam Broadstone, Adam Broadstone, Tatum Brandl, Landry Brandl; brother, Erwin (JoAnn) Matulka; sister Gerry (Joe) Bordovsky; sister-in-law, Janice Matulka and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Peter, Sr. and Adeline Matulka; infant sister, Angela; brother and sister-in-law, Peter Jr. and Wilma “Jean” Matulka;; brother, Lawrence Matulka; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Ed and Gladys Kubik; brother-in-law, Donald Zetocha.

Condolences for Eugene L. Matulka
  1. Paul and Diane
    • May 9, 2020 - 4 weeks ago

    Laurice, Josh, and family. And to all of Gene’s family, we were so sorry to hear about your Dad and husband. He was a very kind man and he will be missed by many. Thoughts and prayers to all of you during this difficult time.

  2. Jim Kubik
    • May 9, 2020 - 4 weeks ago

    I will really miss my Uncle Eugene. I will always remember his kindness, his wit, and his work ethic. He always took an interest in what I was doing and was a great example for how one should live life. To my Aunt Alyce and my cousins, I am truly sorry for your loss.

  3. Thomas Benes
    • May 10, 2020 - 4 weeks ago

    Gene was as solid as the rest of his generation. Fond memories I have growing up with him and his family. God Speed!!

  4. Georgann
    • May 10, 2020 - 4 weeks ago

    Deepest sympathy to the Matulka family on behalf of the George & Anna Marshall family from years ago in Valparaiso. I am their youngest grandchild, Georgann, who used to live with them back in 1944-1950. I was known in Val as “Marshall’s little granddaughter.”
    I have fond memories of Matulka family folks. Very sorry for your loss.

  5. Jeremy Brandl
    • May 10, 2020 - 3 weeks ago

    Sorry to here about your loss. What a rotten year

  6. Mark kubik
    • May 10, 2020 - 3 weeks ago

    Uncle Eugene will be greatly missed.He was my confirmation sponsor and it was over 50 years ago he bought me at the FFA slave auction. We threw hay bales all day,that’s when I figured out his very,very strong work ethic and knew of his kind heart.To the all my cousins & their families my deepest condolences. To my Aunt Alyce my deepest sympathy.

  7. Keith Kubik
    • May 10, 2020 - 3 weeks ago

    I am so sorry to hear that Uncle Eugene has passed away. Growing up, he was someone that I could look up to as hard working, honest and fair….. .a person who had ideas and well thought out opinions…. a great family man who helped raise great kids… My sympathies to Aunt Alyce and all my cousins and their children…

  8. Dan Nelson
    • May 10, 2020 - 3 weeks ago

    My thoughts and prayers are with you in this difficult time.

  9. Roma Swanson Smith
    • May 11, 2020 - 3 weeks ago

    My sincerest sympathy.

  10. Tim Sliva
    • May 11, 2020 - 3 weeks ago

    Sympathies to all of you.

  11. Donna Petrzilka
    • May 12, 2020 - 3 weeks ago

    Deepest Sympathies to you, lot of good memories of Gene and your family. Those are memories that will never forgotten. Very sorry for your loss.

  12. Mark Rezac
    • May 13, 2020 - 3 weeks ago

    We are so sorry to hear about Eugene. I can still hear his deep chuckle and see him grinning from ear to ear just like we are standing in the feed store. He always had a funny story for us.

    Your family is in our prayers!


  13. Noreen McCarthy
    • May 14, 2020 - 3 weeks ago

    I am so sorry to hear about Uncle Eugene’s passing! He was so kind and funny. I have many special memories of him growing up. Staying over for summer vacations and celebrating birthday parties are just a few. He was a super hard worker with great character. He was a great dad and has wonderful kids. To all my cousins and to my WONDERFUL Aunt Alyce I am truly sorry for your loss!!

  14. Christie Weber
    • May 15, 2020 - 3 weeks ago

    My sympathies to you all! Thinking of and praying for you all. God Bless you.

  15. Msgr. Daniel Seiker
    • May 15, 2020 - 3 weeks ago

    My he rest in peace! My prayers and deepest sympathy for family and friends

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