Lawrence P. Matulka
Date of Birth
August 6, 1931
Valparaiso, Nebraska
Entered into Rest
November 16, 2018
Lincoln, Nebraska
Mass of Christian Burial Directions

Saturday, November 24, 2018 ~ 10:00 a.m.
Sts. Mary & Joseph Catholic Church ~ Valparaiso, Nebraska
Interment at St. Mary’s Cemetery ~ Valparaiso, Nebraska
Military Honors by U.S. Marines and American Legion #371

Visitation & Rosary Directions

Friday, November 23, 2018
Visitation ~ 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Rosary ~ 7:00 p.m.
Sts. Mary & Joseph Catholic Church ~ Valparaiso, Nebraska


In Care of the Family for Future Designation or Masses

Lawrence P. Matulka, 87, of Valparaiso, NE, entered into eternal rest on Friday, November 16, 2018 at Bryan East Medical Center in Lincoln, NE.  He was born August 6, 1931 in rural Valparaiso, NE to Peter, Sr. and Adeline (Roublicek) Matulka.

Lawrence was a member of Sts. Mary & Joseph Catholic Church in Valparaiso and American Legion #371.  He grew up on a farm near Valparaiso and graduated from Valparaiso High School.  Following high school he farmed until he enlisted in the United States Marine Corp.  After his service to his country, Lawrence continued farming near Valparaiso.  At the time of Lawrence’s death he was still active on the farm.

On August 16, 1955, Lawrence was united in marriage to Janice Kliment in Touhy, NE.  In this union five children were born:  Robin, Randall, Larry, David and DeAnn.  Lawrence and Janice were married for 63 years.

He is survived by wife, Janice Matulka; children, Robin (Mark) Ethridge, Randall (Mariann) Matulka, Larry (Sharlene) Matulka, David (Sonya) Matulka and DeAnn Matulka; 15 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren; brothers, Eugene (Alyce) Matulka and Erwin (JoAnn) Matulka; sister, Geraldine (Joe) Bordovsky; many nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Peter, Sr. and Adeline Matulka; brother and sister-in-law, Peter Jr. and Wilma “Jean” Matulka; infant sister, Angela Matulka; parents-in-law, Edward and Antonette “Toni” Kliment.

Condolences for Lawrence P. Matulka
  1. Jo Matulka
    • November 19, 2018 - 5 years ago

    Such a sad day, he was such a wonderful person, thoughts and prayers to his wife and children.

  2. laurie maly maestas
    • November 20, 2018 - 5 years ago

    Sorry for your loss always hard to loose a parent. Remember the good times

  3. Georgann Mantor Jordan
    • November 21, 2018 - 5 years ago

    Good memories of this Valparaiso family from when I lived there decades ago with my maternal grandparents, George & Anna Marshall. I’m their last granddaughter living. Deepest condolences to the Matulka family.

  4. Alex Cermak
    • December 5, 2018 - 5 years ago

    Dear Matoka family,
    We would like to express our sympathy of Lawrences passing. As a young girl I have fond memories of Lawrence. One is going to local dances at Dwight and dancing with Lawrence and his brothers. The other memory that stands out is going to the county fair in writing the Ferris wheel with him. May he rest in peace. Thinking of you, Ruth (daughter of Helen Sypal) and Alex Cermak

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