Dec. 8, 1961 - Oct. 12, 2012
EDWARDSBURG, Mich. — Jack Kelly Mathiak, 50, of Edwardsburg, was found passed away in his residence Friday morning, Oct. 12, 2012, from an apparent heart attack.
He was born in Battle Creek on Dec. 8, 1961, to George A. and Julia B. (Spalla) Mathiak. They precede him in death along with a brother, Arthur.
Surviving are his brothers, Phillip J. “Phil” (Janet) Mathiak of Bristol, George C. Mathiak of Elkhart, Ind., Richard D. “Rick” (Julia) Mathiak of Battle Creek, William David P. “Bill” (Donna) Mathiak of Sterling Heights and Robert L. Mathiak of Three Rivers; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be at 3 p.m. Monday, Oct. 15, 2012, followed by a 5 p.m. celebration of Jack’s life at Billings Funeral Home in Elkhart. Pastor Gary Sheets will officiate.
Cremation will follow the services with burial taking place at a later date in Kalamazoo.
Jack was a welder-assembler at Elkhart Brass for nearly 17 years.
He was an avid Harley-Davidson enthusiast and a devout NASCAR fan who enjoyed watching No. 14 Tony Stewart.
He also liked to travel, ride his snowmobile in the winter and watch the Michigan Wolverines play football.
He will be best remembered for his easy-going demeanor, carefree nature and his ability to make friends with just about anyone he met.
Memorial donations may be given to American Diabetes Association, 30 North Michigan Ave., Suite 2015, Chicago, IL 60602. Online condolences may be sent at www.billingsfuneralhome.com.