Joseph Martin Matthews


April 22, 1933 - June 8, 2015



Joseph Martin Matthews was born April 22, 1933 at Artesian, SD to Alfred and Jennie (Shirk) Matthews. He attended elementary school and graduated from Woonsocket High School. He served in the US Air Force from 1951 until 1959 where he was an aircraft mechanic. On March 1, 1959 he married Minnie Joann Albers. He was employed by Mitchell Concrete for 56 years. He was an avid hunter and fisherman, enjoyed NASCAR racing and working with the stock car racing pit crew for his brother, Jim.  His was a lifetime member of the American Legion.

He is survived by his wife of fifty-six years, Minnie; two children: Jimmy Joe (Penny) Matthews, Pukwana, and JoLae (Terrance) Semmler, Sioux Falls; five grandchildren: Crispin, Austin, Rachel, Joden and Ashton; three sisters: Thelma Johnson, Whitewood, Jean Liddeke, Tucson, AZ and Dorothy (Leroy) Degen, Mitchell; one brother, John (Monica) Matthews, Beeville, TX and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, James and Jerome, and sisters: Edith Hanten, Laura Flowers and Katherine (Kitty) Wittenhagen.



Thursday, June 11, 2015
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Bittner Funeral Chapel
805 West Havens
Mitchell, South Dakota


Friday, June 12, 2015
10:30 AM
First United Methodist Church
310 North Rowley
Mitchell, South Dakota


American Legion Cemetery
Mitchell, South Dakota

Posted by Allison Kueter (work) on June 11, 2015
I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family through this difficult time. May God be with you and your family during this difficult time.
Posted by Charlie & Wanda Kobes on June 10, 2015
Thoughts and Prayers coming to all of you ! Joe will be missed by all that was blessed to know him .
Posted by Barb jacobson {work} on June 10, 2015
Am very sorry to hear of your dad's Passing. My thought's and Prayers are with you and your Family.
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