John Edward MatetichJohn Edward Matetich, 96, Grand Rapids, formerly of Hibbing, died Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013, in Grand Itasca Hospital, Grand Rapids.
John Edward Matetich, 96, Grand Rapids, formerly of Hibbing, died Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013, in Grand Itasca Hospital, Grand Rapids.
He was born in West Winfield, Penn., on Nov. 24, 1917, to John and Frances Matetich and grew up in Chisholm.
He was a partner in the Matetich Insurance Agency in Hibbing for 60 years and was one of the longest-licensed insurance agents in Minnesota.
He was preceded in death by his wife Irene; his parents; four brothers and two sisters.
He is survived by his five children, Noreen (Jon) Maturi of Grand Rapids, Linda (Patrick) Bujold, Grand Rapids, John (Chris) Matetich of Hibbing, Marie (Kevin Griswold) Matetich of Anchorage, Alaska, and James (Teresa) Matetich of Grand Rapids; 11 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; his sister, Carol (Roy) Palmquist, of Minneapolis; and numerous nieces and nephews.
VISITATION: 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013 until the 11 a.m. service in the Dougherty Funeral Home, Hibbing. Interment will be at Maple Hill Cemetery, Hibbing. Arrangements are with Dougherty Funeral Home, Hibbing. Memorials are preferred to the Chisholm Library. To sign the on line guest book go to www.doughertyofhibbing.com