Paul Edward Mattke

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Paul Edward Mattke passed away in Seguin, Texas, on Thursday, April 7, 2022, at the age of 83. Paul was born in New Berlin to Paul R. and Rolene (Schultz) Mattke on Aug. 21, 1938. He was baptized Nov. 13, 1938, and confirmed at Immanuel Lutheran Church in La Vernia on April 6, 1952. Paul married his wife of 61 years, Sandra Kay (Strey) Mattke on Jan. 13, 1961, in the Immanuel Lutheran Church in La Vernia.

Paul worked for Koepp Chevrolet in La Vernia for 41 years. After his retirement, he served as Justice of the Peace for eight years in Wilson County. Paul also volunteered for the La Vernia Fire Department for 22 years and served as Fire Chief for 20 years. He was City Marshal for eight years, and managed the Chamber of Commerce Hall for 20 years. With whatever spare time Paul had he loved to fish, play softball, and go gambling with friends and family.

He was preceded in death by his parents; son Kane Paul Mattke; sister and brother-in-law Ida Mae Gipson and Douglas Gipson; and sisterin law Mary Strey.

Paul is survived by his loving wife, Sandra; grandchildren Michael Paul Mattke and Christopher James Mattke; great-grandchild Kaiden James Mattke; daughter-in-law Tracy Lee Mattke; brothers-in-law Buddy Strey, Randall Strey, and Sidney Strey (Dore); numerous nieces and nephews; and other loving relatives.

Visitation with family was held on Sunday, April 10, from 5-7 p.m. in the Finch Funeral Chapel in La Vernia.

A funeral service was held on Monday at 10 a.m. in the funeral chapel, officiated by Pastor Eric Miletti.

Interment followed in the Christ Lutheran of Elm Creek Cemetery in Seguin.