Doris Jean Matz, 83, of Belvidere passed away Wednesday, June 13, 2012, at her home.
Born September 7, 1928, in Dell Rapids, S.D., the daughter of Knute and Clara (Quissell) Shefte. She graduated from Dell Rapids High School. Married Arnold E. Matz on June 2, 1946, in Luverne, Minn.
Doris was a homemaker and a Belvidere resident for 55 years. Member of Zion Lutheran Church, Belvidere, and of the Sons of Norway, Loves Park. She loved to spend time with her grandchildren, enjoyed sewing, being outside and tending to her flower garden and feeding her birds.
Survived by daughters, Carol Ellingson of Rockton and Peggy (Ronald) Karlson of Belvidere; grandchildren, Todd S. Miller, Tracy Miller, Kristin Karlson, T.J. Matz and Toni (John Gillott) Matz; great-grandchildren, Brooke Van Briesen, Austin Miller, Emma Miller, Derek Gillott and Abigail Gillott; brothers, Kenneth (Delores) Shefte of Dell Rapids, S.D., and Howard Shefte of Sioux Falls, S.D.; and sister, Ruth Megard of Lincoln, Neb. Predeceased by her parents; husband; son, Thomas Matz; grandson, Mike Luxton; and sister, Bernice Gubbe. A special thank you to the nurses and staff of Heartland Hospice for their kind and compassionate care. Service at 11 a.m. Monday, June 18, in Zion Lutheran Church, with visitation from 10 a.m. to time of service; the Rev. Karl Otto will officiate. Interment in Belvidere Cemetery. A memorial is being established in her memory. Arrangements by Belvidere Funeral Home.