Joan R. (Welser) Matter May 23, 1927 - June 30, 2008

Aug 28, 2015


Joan R. (Welser) Matter, 81, residing in Huron, died early Monday Morning in Stein Hospice Care Center after a brief illness.

She was born May 23, 1927, in Bellevue. She was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Sandusky and Sandusky Eagles post 444. Joan enjoyed bowling, playing bingo and spending time with her family and friends.

She is survived her daughter, Vicki "Victoria" Simpkins of Greenbush, Mich.; her son Daniel (Cynthia) Matter of Huron; three grandchildren, Amanda (Eric) Ruble, Cori Simpkins and Greg Matter; one great-granddaughter, Lauryn Ruble; a special friend, Dick Andres; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Russell W. Matter, in 1997; and her parents, Walter Welser and Nora (Sprankel) Miller.

Friends may call 5-8 p.m. Tuesday in Groff Funeral Home, 1607 E. Perkins Ave., Sandusky, where funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday. Pastor Gary Ulrich of St. Paul Lutheran Church will officiate. Burial will be in Meadow Green Memorial Park, Huron.

Memorial contributions may be made to Stein Hospice Service, 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, OH 44870. Condolences may be sent to