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Mount Ayr Record-News
Mount Ayr, Ringgold County, Iowa
Thursday, January 18, 2007

OBITUARY - CLEM EDWARD MATLAGE

American Flag.jpg Clem Edward MATLAGE, 76, of Beaconsfield died January 14, 2007 at the Ringgold County Hospital in Mount Ayr, Iowa. Clem was born in St. Maryís, IA on July 24, 1930 to Frank and Minnie (COLE) MATLAGE. He grew up in Des Moines and graduated from Dowling High School. In 1947 at the age of 17 he enlisted in the U.S. Navy, serving in the Korean War. He was honorably discharged in 1954.

On September 30, 1950 Clem married the love of his life, Lille Marie DAWSON of Des Moines, IA. Clem and Lil shared 56 glorious years of marriage.

They were blessed with 3 wonderful children, Terll (Kevin) BROBST of Oreana, IL, Edward (Denise) MATLAGE of Des Moines, IA, and Scott (Rhonda) MATLAGE of Indianola, IA, 9 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Clem had 6 siblings, Helen, Art, Lester, Dorothy, Fred and Frank.

He was preceded in death by his parents and sister Helen.

Clem worked for Super Value for 25 years. After retiring he farmed in Unionville and Lockwood, MO, before moving to Beaconsfield, IA in 1976. He was Post Master and Mayor of Beaconsfield for many years. He was a member of Ringgold Post #172 of the American Legion in Mount Ayr, he loved to fish, hunt and spend time with his family.

Services were held at 1:30 p.m., Thursday, January 18, 2007 from Wilson-Watson & Armstrong Funeral Home, Mount Ayr, Iowa.

Creston News Advertiser
Creston, Union County, Iowa
Thursday, January 18, 2007

OBITUARY - CLEM MATLAGE

Clem MATLAGE, 76, of Beaconsfield died January 14, 2007, at Ringgold County Hospital in Mount Ayr.

Services will be 1:30 p.m. Thursday, January 18, at Wilson-Watson and Armstrong Funeral Home, 205 W. Monroe St., Mount Ayr. The Rev. Thomas Dooley will officiate the service. Burial will be in Ellston Cemetery with military rites by American Legion Ringgold Post No. 172. Open visitation will be after 3 p.m. Wednesday with the family present one hour prior to services on Thursday at the funeral home. A memorial has been established in his name. Clem MATLAGE, son of Minnie (COLE) and Frank MATLAGE, was born July 24, 1932, in St. Mary's. He graduated from Dowling High School in Des Moines. On Sept. 30, 1950, Clem married Lillie Marie DOWSON in Des Moines. He worked for Super Valu in Des Moines. He was a former postmaster and mayor of Beaconsfield. He served in the U.S. Navy and was a member of American Legion Ringgold Post No. 172. Survivors include his wife, Lillie MATLAGE of Beaconsfield; two sons, Scott (wife Rhonda) MATLAGE of Indianola and Edward (wife Denise) MATLAGE of Des Moines; daughter Terll (husband Kevin) BROBST of Oreana, Ill.; sister Dorothy ALDOFT of Trenton, Mo.; four brothers, Art (wife Viola) MATLAGE of Des Moines, Lester (wife Carolyn) MATLAGE of Winterset, Fred (wife Verlien) MATLAGE of Trenton, Mo., and Frank MATLAGE of Murray; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Clem was preceded in death by his parents and sister Helen GILGE.

Des Moines Register
Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa
January 17, 2007

CLEM MATAGE, BEACONSFIELD, IOWA

Clem MATLAGE, 74 formerly of Des Moines died January 14, in the Ringgold County Hospital in Mount Ayr, IA. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, January 18, 2007 at 1:30 p.m. at the Wilson-Watson and Armstrong Funeral Home in Mt. Ayr with burial in the Ellston Cemetery, Ellston, Ringgold County, Iowa. Family visitation will be held one hour prior to the funeral service. Military Graveside rites will be conducted by the American Legion. Clem was born July 24, 1932 at St. Mary's, Iowa to Frank and Minnie (COLE) MATLAGE. After school at Dowling he served in the U.S. Navy. He married Lillie DAWSON on Sept. 30, 1950. They lived in the Des Moines area many years where Clem worked for Super Value for 25 years. They have resided in Beaconsfield for the past 30 years where he was the past Post Master and Mayor of Beaconsfield.

Surviving Clem are his wife Lillie of Beaconsfield, sons, Scott (Rhonda) MATLAGE of Indianola, and Edward (Denise) MATLAGE of Des Moines and daughter Terrll (Kevin) BROBST of Oreana, IL; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; brothers, Art of Des Moines, Lester of Winterset, Fred of Trenton, MO and Frank of Murray; and sister of Dorothy ALDOFT of Trenton, MO.

Transcriptions by Sharon R. Becker, January of 2009

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