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Dale L. Matis

April 17, 1946 ~ January 23, 2024 (age 77) 77 Years Old

Dale Matis Obituary

Dale Louis Matis, 77, of Marathon, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, January 23, 2024 in the woods.

He was born on April 17, 1946 to the late Louie and Rose (Sommers) Matis in Wausau.  He later married the former Nancy Schuster on October 1, 1966 at Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church in Wausau.

Dale enjoyed his best times outside as a woodsman and a true outdoorsman.  In his younger years he was a multiple award-winning snowmobile racer and former baseball player.  He enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping, and was a trapper of muskrat, mink, and beaver.  Dale was also famous for his grilled chicken that was prepared for and enjoyed by family and friends.  He worked for many years as a logger and owned his own business.

Survivors include his wife, Nancy; sons, Davey (Krista) Matis and Paul (Lisa) Matis; daughters, Christy Blenker, Lisa Rennie, and Cathy Jo Matis; grandchildren, Ashley, Corrina, Andrew, Brett, Joe, Sam, Alisha, and Haley; great-grandchildren, Easton, Evelyn, and Athena; brother, Pete Matis; sister, Marlene Spiegel; and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Louie and Rose; and sisters, Nancy Blaschka and Rose Marie Frittitta.

Visitation will begin at 9:00 a.m. until the time of service at 11:00 a.m., followed by lunch, on Monday, January 29, 2024 at St. Mary’s Oratory, 325 Grand Avenue, Wausau, celebrated by Canon Aaron Huberfeld.  Burial will be at 3:00 p.m. in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Marathon.  Online condolences may be expressed at

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January 29, 2024

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
St. Mary's Oratory
325 Grand Avenue
Wausau, WI 54403

Funeral Mass
January 29, 2024

11:00 AM
St. Mary's Oratory
325 Grand Avenue
Wausau, WI 54403


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