Eugene Grant Matkins


Eugene Grant Matkins, 91, Anderson, passed away June 10, 2019, at Bethany Pointe Health Campus.
He was born Feb. 28, 1928, in Spencer, Indiana.
He was a 1945 graduate of Reelsville High School in Putnam County, 1953 graduate of General Motors Institute (GMI) with BME and 1965 graduate of Purdue University with MScE. He served his country in the U.S. Army from 1946-1947 and 1950-1951 with rank of Tech Sgt.
He worked for General Motors (Guide Division) for 23 years in Product Engineering with 11 patents for Headlamp Control and in Quality/Reliability Engineering Management. He also worked for Federal Mogul Corporation for 17 years in Quality Control Management and Engineering.
Eugene was a member of Meadowbrook Baptist Church, where he served on church boards and taught a Sunday school class. He also enjoyed traveling and woodworking.
Eugene is survived by his daughters, Janna Parker, Susan (Charles) Bow, Diane (Jack) Laidig, Mary Matkins; six grandchildren, Brandon, Sarah, Elizabeth, Justin, Jessica and Ben; and eight great- grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Lois June Matkins; parents, Olace and Lucile Matkins; daughter, Joan Matkins; sister, Retha Pitts.
Visitation will be Thursday, June 13, 2019, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Loose Funeral Homes & Crematory, 200 W. 53rd St., Anderson.
Services will be Thursday, June 13, 2019, at 1 p.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Dennis Zirkle officiating. Burial will take place in Anderson Memorial Park.
Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer's Association, 50 E. 91st St., Suite 100, Indianapolis, IN 46240.
Published on June 10, 2019
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