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Wilma Jean (Bocknar) Matayo

August 11, 1944 — February 18, 2024

Wilma Jean Matayo, 79, of La Porte, passed away on February 18, 2024 at Millers Merry Manor-New Carlisle.

Wilma was born on August 11, 1944 in Decatur, IL, to Eddy and Helen (Wesselhoff) Bocknar.

Surviving Wilma are her son, Kenneth W. Matayo; granddaughters, Brittany Matayo and Alyssa Heaphy; brother, Robert King; dear friend/like a daughter, Melissa Cable; bonus grandchildren, Rachel Cable, Chad (Emily) Cable, and Gwen Cable; bonus great-grandchildren, Mason and Avalynn; as well as several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Phyllis Cannon and Kathy Carol-DeMarrow; and significant other, Haron Woolbright.

Wilma worked many years as a line leader assembler.  She enjoyed camping, dancing, and cruising around with Haron in his antique car.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Monday, February 26, 2024 at Cutler Funeral Home and Cremation Center. Burial will follow at Salem Cemetery, La Porte.

A time of visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service on Monday at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to the VFW La Porte, 181 McClung Rd, La Porte, IN 46350 or to the donor's choice.

Condolences may be shared with the family on www.cutlercares.com.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Wilma Jean (Bocknar) Matayo, please visit our flower store.

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Monday, February 26, 2024

10:00am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

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Cutler Funeral Home and Cremation Center

2900 Monroe Street
La Porte, IN 46350

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Celebration of Life Service

Monday, February 26, 2024

Starts at 12:00 pm (Central time)

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Cutler Funeral Home and Cremation Center

2900 Monroe Street
La Porte, IN 46350

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Burial

Monday, February 26, 2024

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Salem Cemetery


IN 46350

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