Memories and Condolences

Don & Peggy Flager, Elkhart, IN

Doris, Please accept our sincere sympathy, Chet was one of a kind and we will always remember him and smile. He was a part of Don's I & M family for many years. Loved to see you both glide across the floor. God bless you and your family.

George and Patt Kieffer, Edwardsburg, MI

Dear Doris and Family, we just learned of Chet's passing and we are sorry to hear of his illness. We are glad you had 60 years to share, Doris, and we are keeping you in our prayers. love..Patt and George Kieffer

Tim and Rita Porsche, Elkhart, IN

Dear Amy, Ryan and family, so sorry for your loss. You are all in our thoughts and prays.





Lynn Huber Jablonski, Bowling Green, OH

Dear Kyra and family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Chet was the man! I hope you will find comfort in wonderful memories. When challenges and celebrations occur look upwards and talk to him. He will always be with you.

Rich Townsend, Elkhart, FL

Dear Ryan and Kyra, Your father was a fixture at the lake...part of the amazing fabric of the fairy tale place we lived. My first thoughts of your father is obviously the weight lifting. He transformed my brother Tom in one summer into what became the nick-name of Hercules around the lake. My thoughts are with you during this time of loss. He was a great man. Warm regards, Rich Townsend

Diana Kruis, Seattle, WA

Doris, Kyra, Ryan, What a wonderful life Chet led! I will always remember him as vivacious and competitive. When he came back to my house from skiing Aspen Mountain, he was tired but not beat. Next morning, he was "gonna BEAT that mountain!" I so admired how he cut his lawn with a hand mower, lifted weights, skied and skated, and even ballroom danced. Will never forget going with him the first time of the season all around the lake on ice; at night! How 'bout when he used to pull us on ice skates with his motorcycle! What a fun-loving guy. And formidable, too! He told Kyra & me that he could tell we were speeding in his Javelin by the bug smashes on the windshield! You are all a big part of my life, Love you, Diana

Joane Orcutt, Mesa, AZ

Chet and I worked togather at the electric the late forties. Had a fun time. Please know the family is in my prayers and has my upmost sympathy. We will miss him at our next class reunion in 2014.

Kathy Satterfield Dardis, Simonton Lake, IN

Dear Doris, Ryan and Kyra, We are so sorry for your loss.Growing up at the LAKE, we'll never forget those who kept us safe. We had the true neighborhood watch! I am wondering if Mr. Matherly will find Mom for a polka. :) God Bless and keep you all.

Barb Twichell, Elkhart, IN

Doris, so sorry....we missed you both on Monday. Chet was one of a kind, he will be missed. You and Ryan are in my thoughts and prayers, God Bless.

Bob Drake, San Anselmo, CA

Wow, Chet. You will be missed. I still remember when you were going to test me for my Life Saving certificate - I had to bring you up struggling from the bottom of the deep end of the pool to pass - you told me "Drake, I've learned to hold my breath for three minutes just for you!" Anyone who knew your stature and strength of body and mind will understand how formidable and daunting was that statement and test. I did it and you passed me and I worked as a lifeguard for a long time. Chet, you will be missed. I pray for healing for Kyra and the rest of your family. To Kyra and Chet's family: Chet Matherly was a good, wise, fun, energetic man. I know he was a great father because of the talking to he gave me before I took his precious daughter out on a date! (Kyra, I don't know if you ever knew that) God speed, Chet. May your family heal and remember you always in love. In affection and respect, Bob

Bernard & Hazel Redmond, Elkhart, IN

Hello Doris, I am really sorry to hear about Chet. Our prayers are extended to you and your family. Bernard & Hazel Redmond

Mary (McNitt) Conner, Osceola, IN

Dear Dr. Matherly and family, please accept my sincerest sympathy at the loss of your father.