Robert “Bob” E. Matulka
Date of Birth
June 19, 1953
Lincoln, Nebraska
Entered into Rest
June 5, 2019
Milford, Nebraska
Mass of Christian Burial Directions

Saturday, June 15, 2019 ~ 10:00 a.m.
Sts. Mary & Joseph Catholic Church ~ Valparaiso, Nebraska
Interment at St. Mary Cemetery ~ Valparaiso, Nebraska

Visitation & Rosary Directions

Friday, June 14, 2019
Visitation ~ 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Knights of Columbus Rosary ~ 7:00 p.m.
Sts. Mary & Joseph Catholic Church ~ Valparaiso, Nebraska


In Care of the Family

Robert “Bob” E. Matulka, 65, of Valparaiso, NE, entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at Sunrise Country Manor in Milford, NE.  He was born June 19, 1953 in Lincoln, NE to Peter L. Jr. and Wilma Jean (Anderson) Matulka.  Bob graduated from Bishop Neumann High School in 1971.  On August 18, 1972, Bob was married to Cathy Keane at St. Mary Catholic Church in Davey, NE and to this union three children were born:  Renae, Jackie and BJ.


Bob farmed most of his life near Valparaiso.  He also operated a grain elevator with his father, distributed feed for Golden Sun and worked as a hail adjustor for Farmers Mutual.  Bob was a member of Sts. Mary & Joseph Catholic Church where he served as an Acolyte for many years and with the Knights of Columbus.  Bob enjoyed playing cards, deer hunting, fishing and spending time with his grandchildren.  He also enjoyed riding horses and Team Penning, in which his team won a State Championship in 1993.


He is survived by children, Renae (Mike) Jacobson of Elm Creek, NE, Jackie (Chris) Vaughn of Liberty Township, OH and BJ (Kristin) Matulka of Dwight, NE; grandchildren, Jade Matulka, Evelyn Matulka, Vivienne Matulka, Drake Vaughn, Ashtyn Vaughn, Chase Jacobson and Tyler Jacobson; brothers, Jim (Marla) Matulka of Valparaiso, NE and Ron (Diane) Matulka of Valparaiso, NE; sister, Donna Matulka of Lincoln, NE; many nieces and nephews, and many friends.


He was preceded in death by his parents, Peter L. Jr. and Wilma Jean Matulka; grandchildren, Delani Vaughn and Jaxon Matulka.

Condolences for Robert “Bob” E. Matulka
  1. Kathy Jones
    • June 7, 2019 - 4 months ago

    To the Matulka family we send our love and support. Bob always treated me as another member of the family when I was visiting, had me riding horses and trying out the tractors truly a good soul who always tried to make every day a little bit brighter for all. The last time I was out he was taking the kids for rides on his motorized wheel chair and I can remember Vivian squealing faster pop and he had that gleam in his eye and away they went. May you find strength and peace in his memories in your time of sorrow. Love, Kathy & family from WV

  2. Georgann Mantor
    • June 11, 2019 - 3 months ago

    Deepest sympathy to the Matulka family from the grown surviving grandchildren of George & Anna Marshall, long-time ago Valparaiso residents. I am their youngest grandchild and have fond memories of the Matulka family in Val.

  3. Jan Eckert
    • June 12, 2019 - 3 months ago

    To Ron and Diane and families: my sincere condolence to all. May God Bless

  4. Linda Meduna
    • June 15, 2019 - 3 months ago

    To Jim and the Matulka family, my sincerest sympathies in losing Bob.

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