Leo Spalti Matt, 72, of Marshalltown, died Saturday, March 17, at the Marshalltown Medical and Surgical Center.
A Funeral Mass was held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 20, at St. Henry's Parish in Marshalltown with Fr. Louis Jaeger as celebrant. Burial was March 21st. at Memorial Park Cemetery in Davenport. Memorials may be directed to the Iowa River Hospice or St. Henry's Catholic Church.
Leo S. Matt was born on June 30, 1934, in Cherokee, and was the son of Leo H. and Mona Lucille (Spalti) Matt. He was a proud 1956 graduate of Notre Dame University . While there, he met Elizabeth Ann Steif of South Bend, Ind., and the two were wed at Notre Dame on June 9, 1956. A true Notre Dame fan until the end, he appropriately was called home on St. Patrick's Day.
He was the owner and operator of Matt Furniture in Marshalltown for 35 years until his retirement in 1997. He was an active member of St. Henry's Catholic Church, and served on the church parish council, Knights of Columbus, the Marshalltown Chamber of Commerce, former member of the Marshalltown School Board and served as president of the Elmwood Country Club for year 1974. He was passionate about golfing, Notre Dame, and dearly loved his family.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Marshall Matt.
He is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Elizabeth Matt of Marshalltown, five sons: Marshall (Cindy) Matt of Bettendorf, Greg (Robin) Matt of Houston, Texas, Tim (Betty) Matt of Frisco, Texas, Jeff (Joann) Matt of Bettendorf, and Gary (Courtney) Matt of Bettendorf, nine grandchildren: Samantha, Hannah, Austin, Arianne, Keegan, Pierce, Norah, Abigail and Charlie Matt, his sister Marilynn Hoenig of Lincoln, Neb.; as well as a host of friends.