Joseph F. “Joe” Matthias, 78

May 31, 1943 - July 22, 2021

Former Hastings resident Joseph F. “Joe” Matthias, 78, passed away Thursday, July 22,
2021, at Prairie Winds Assisted Living, Doniphan, NE.

Rosary will be 7 p.m. Thursday, July 29, at Butler Volland Chapel. Mass of Christian
Burial will be 10 a.m. Friday, July 30, at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Hastings with
Father Jeremy Hazuka officiating. Burial with military rites by Hastings Military Honor
Guard will be at Parkview Cemetery in Hastings. Visitation will be 1-7 p.m. Thursday at
the funeral home and one hour prior to service at the church. Memorials may be given to
Mary Lanning Healthcare. Private condolences may be sent to the family at
www.lbvfh.com. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is
serving the family.

Joe was born May 31, 1943, in Eureka, CA to Shirley & Lucille (Canepa) Matthias. He
graduated from St. Bernard’s High School and in 1961, Pre-Med Studies at College of the
Redwoods, and Creighton University with a bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy. Joe served in
the U.S. Army from 1966 to 1968. He moved to Hastings in 1973 and was a pharmacist
at Mary Lanning Healthcare for 33 years before he retired. Joe attended St. Michael’s
Catholic Church. He enjoyed muscle cars and fishing in Canada and was fascinated with
airplanes.

Joe was preceded in death by his parents, Shirley & Lucille Matthias; and brother, John
Paul Matthias.

SURVIVORS:

Sons: Todd Matthias – Omaha, NE
Troy Matthias – Omaha, NE

Grandchildren: Tyce Matthias
Tylan Matthias
Sidney “Sid” Matthias
Austin Matthias

Brothers & Spouses: James Matthias – Eureka, CA
Jerry & Theresa Matthias – Eureka, CA
William “Bill” & Laura Matthias – Eureka, CA

Numerous Nieces & Nephews