Mark Edward Matthias, 73, of Atchison, KS, passed away Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at his home surrounded by his family.
Mark was born October 30, 1946 in Highland, KS, the son of Frederick and Myrtle (Thorne) Matthias. He graduated from Midway High School in 1964 and attended and graduated Kansas State University 1968 having earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. Mark was an Electrician by day and a farmer on nights and weekends. He was a member of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church for forty-three years having served as president of the congregation council for many years. Mark enjoyed his grandchildren, farming, gardening, woodworking and coaching little league baseball.
Mark married Kim Chastain on July 10, 1976, in McLouth Baptist Church, she survives of the home. Additional survivors include a daughter Wendy and Roman Corralejo, DeKalb, IL, three sons, Mark Justin and Heather Matthias, Atchison, KS, Chad Matthias, Denton, KS, Adam Matthias, Denton, KS, four sisters, Janice (Harold) Kuhnert, Atchison, KS, Carol Robertson, Leavenworth, KS, Catherine Soyland, Topeka, KS, Wilma Alexander, New Boston, TX, four grandchildren, James, Joseph, Ethan and Sadie and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was also preceded in death by his parents, five brothers, Fred, Lawrence, Henry, Jay and an infant, a sister, Lois Matthias.
Memorial service will be 2:00 PM Sunday, January 26, 2020 at the St. Marks’s Lutheran Church, with Rev. Craig Lantz officiating. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 1:00 to 2:00 PM at the Church. Memorials are suggested to St. Mark’s Lutheran Church or American Diabetes Association and may be sent to the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home who has been entrusted with the arrangements. Word of comfort to the family may be left at www.beckerdyer.com.