Vernon R. Matulle, 95, formerly of Oshkosh, Wisconsin, passed away at Pleasant Point Senior Living in Racine, Wisconsin on December 21, 2022 after a short illness. He was born on March 3, 1927 at Mercy Hospital in Oshkosh to Ruben and Gertrude (Nachtrab) Matulle. He was the eldest of two children with his younger sister, Virginia Mottl preceding him in death on January 1, 2014.
Vernon graduated from Oshkosh High School in January, 1945 and was drafted into the U.S. Army shortly after. He was stationed at Fort Riley in Kansas for basic training and achieved the rank of Corporal. He played on the traveling Army softball team and boxing team while serving. Eventually, he was stationed overseas in Japan. His military service totaled one year and nine months. Upon his discharge, he returned to Wisconsin and married Janice (Ehrenberg) Matulle on September 10, 1949. They were married for 55 years until Janice’s passing on February 24, 2015. They moved to Elkhart, Indiana where Vernon earned his two-year business degree from Elkhart Business University as a Dental Technician in 1952. They returned to Oshkosh where he found employment at Kimberly-Clark in Neenah, Wisconsin and worked there until his retirement at the age of 59.
Since his retirement, Vernon was involved in Meals on Wheels, doing taxes for the elderly, transportation for Evergreen Manor, as a delegate to Bethel Home, Church Council and statistician for his church dartball team. He loved his Church and Bible Study, playing fast-pitch softball, his family and the Packers.
He has resided in Racine since August, 2017 until his passing. Survivors include: one daughter, Sandra (Robert) Hankel, one son, Terry (Kathy) Matulle. Five grandsons: Erich (Laura) Wolff, Barry (Becky) Hankel, Matthew (Cheli) Matulle, Corey (Lauren) Matulle and Brian (Amanda) Hankel. Vernon has one sister-in-law, Charlotte Meisinger and seventeen great-grandchildren.
Special thanks to Regina, Rick, and Al from Racine Hospice Alliance for their exceptional care given to Vernon.
Funeral services will be held at Seefeld Funeral Home, 1025 Oregon Street, Oshkosh, on Wednesday, December 28, with visitation being held from 12pm until 1pm, and services to follow at 1pm. Burial will take place at Lake View Memorial Park following at 2:30pm.