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Fredrick William Matis

July 23, 1932 ~ November 10, 2017 (age 85)

Fredrick William Matis, beloved husband, father, and grandfather, unexpectedly passed away on November 10, 2017 in Lehi, Utah surrounded by his family. He was eighty-five years old.

He was born in Hotchkiss, Colorado on July 23, 1932 to Henry and Vera Matis. His mother passed away ten days after his birth. Fred’s father remarried when Fred was two-years-old to Mae Pace. After living in Chicago, the family moved to Finland when he was fourteen-years-old where his father served as the first mission-president to Finland.  Fred served as a full-time missionary to Finland when he was twenty-years-old.

He attended Brigham Young University where he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Business. He served five years in the National Guard. After college, Fred moved to California where he sold insurance for twenty-years at Pacific Mutual. Fred was a master salesman and later became self-employed as a Health Insurance Broker selling medical insurance to many companies in Silicon Valley for more than fifteen years .  After retiring in 2000, Fred and Marilyn moved to Lehi, Utah to be closer to their children and grandchildren.

In 1961, Fred met Marilyn Shattuck. They were sealed for time-and-all-eternity in the Salt Lake Temple on June 4, 1962. They raised their family in Santa Clara, California where they lived for thirty-six years. Fred held many leadership positions within The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints including serving twice as a ward bishop and also as a counselor in a stake presidency. His greatest love was serving others.

Fred is survived by his wife, Marilyn; three daughters, Jennifer (Chris Schoebinger), Elizabeth (Ritchie Steed), Katharine Adams and Sara Matis (Bill-deceased); fourteen grandchildren, Connor (Heather), Sarah, Steven, Alyssa, Bradley, Nate, Erica, Parker, Ethan, Bronte, Sage, Mia, Sofia, and Piper. Fred is proceeded in death by his two sons, Stuart and Bill, and his son-in-law, Christian Adams.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. in the Lehi North Stake Center Chapel, 3100 North 600 East, Lehi, Utah.  A private family interment will be held in the Orem City Cemetery at a later date.

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 Service Information

Memorial Service
November 18, 2017

10:00 AM
Lehi North Stake Center
3100 North 600 East
Lehi, UT 84043

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