Ernest W. Matson, 74, passed away Wednesday, June 4, 2014. He was a husband, father and grandfather who will be greatly missed. His whole life was devoted to family. His best friend in life was his wife, Karen. They met while in high school as sweethearts and lived for and loved each other for 53 years. They raised two sons and enjoyed their family. In retirement, they traveled extensively and enjoyed vacations and time spent with the grandchildren. His legacy is the life he led and how he taught us all to be good parents, work hard and always put family first.
He was the beloved and devoted husband to Karen (nee Leslie) of 53 years; proud father of Dennis (Lori) and Dwayne (Michelle); grandfather to Adam (nee Cassie), Alicia (nee Danny), Nikki, Dwayne, Jr., Allison, Cassandre, Dennis, Jr.; loving great-grandfather of Cameron, Peyton and Brandon; and friend to many.
Calling hours will be Wednesday, June 11, 2014, 6 until 8 P.M., at Waite & Sons Funeral Home, 765 N Court St, Medina. (330) 723-3229. A Memorial Mass will be Thursday, June 12, 2014, 11 A.M., at St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church, 1800 Station Rd., Valley City.
The family would request, in lieu of flowers, a contribution in Ernie’s name, to the Hospice of Medina, 5075 Windfall Road, Medina OH 44256 (330) 722-4771.