Lisa A. Matuska, 51

Lisa A. Matuska, age 51, of Maple Grove, formerly of Silver Lake, passed away Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014, at North Memorial Residential Hospice after a battle with brain cancer.

She was born March 29, 1963, in Minneapolis, to Benjamin and Virginia (Metkowski) Matuska.

Lisa grew up in Silver Lake. She was a graduate of Glencoe High School.

She worked at Telex for a short time, then started working for Graybar in August 1983, where she provided 30 years of service. Lisa was instrumental in the training of administrative personnel in Zones, SAP conversion, and the implementation and setup of the Minneapolis Service Center. She was a dedicated employee; a loyal, kind, appreciative, and gentle person who cared about the staff; and a very hard worker.

Lisa loved to travel, taking trips to Alaska and Germany. She was an avid reader and recently took up golf and karate. She especially valued the time she could spend with her nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; sister Nancy Bergstrom; and brother Kevin Matuska.

Lisa is survived by her significant other, Bill Radde; brothers Archie (Diane), Dennis (Darlene), and Ken (significant other Frankie Travis); sister Donna (Dave) Corbet; sister-in-law Barb Matuska; and many nieces and nephews.

A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial took place Saturday, Aug. 16 at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Delano. Inurnment was in the church cemetery.

There was a gathering of family and friends Friday, Aug. 15 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Iten Funeral Home in Delano. Gathering continued Saturday, one hour prior to Mass at the church.

Arrangements were by the Iten Funeral Home in Delano.

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