In Memory of

Matt P. George

April 22, 1955 - May 17, 2019
From: Aurelia, IA

Mathias Paul “Matt” George, the son of Paul and Marilyn (Peck) George, was born in Cherokee, Iowa, on April 22, 1955. He grew up on a farm near Aurelia, Iowa, and graduated from Aurelia High School in 1973.

 Matt was always drawn to anything with an engine, including big trucks, heavy equipment and motorcycles. For several years he owned and operated Blue Moon Trucking and continued hauling for various companies, both long distance and local. He loved Harley Davidsons, fixing up old cars, pick-ups and houses, and going to car shows. Matt enjoyed living in the country and was always more than willing to help a neighbor and friend with his cows and calves. He took pride in caring for his acreage and spending time with family and friends.

 Matt passed away from lung cancer on Friday, May 17, 2019, at the age of 64. He was preceded in death by his father, Paul A. George in 1995; his grandparents; his step-father, John M. Storbeck in 2016; cousins, David and Jon Roberts, Joanne Benson, Dennis Mueller, Pat Cronin and several aunts and uncles.

 Survivors include his mother, Marilyn Storbeck of Aurelia; his siblings, Debra George of Kearney, MO, Mary Lynn (Craig) DeDecker of Norwalk, IA, and Terri George of Oak Park, IL; his nephew, Brian (Missy) DeDecker, and niece, Jenna (Christian) Huntley; great-niece, Vera Ruth Huntley; an aunt and uncle, La Von (Bob) Roberts; step-brothers, Jerry (Luanne) Storbeck and John D. (Chris) Storbeck; many cousins and friends.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, May 23, 2019, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Cherokee.
Monsignor Kenneth Seifried will officiate.
Brian DeDecker
Christian Huntley
Tim Tuttle
Wyatt Tuttle
Norm Nissen
Bruce Peterson
Visitation will begin after 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 22nd at Greenwood-Schubert Funeral Home in Cherokee.
The family will be present from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m.
Organist- Charlotte Groves
Vocalists- I.C. Funeral Choir
Burial will be at Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Cherokee


Thursday, May 23, 2019 at 8:40 AM
“This was just so shocking to see this...Matt is a great guy had the best smile and a special twinkle in his eyes. He loved his scooter and other toys..Matt you will be missed much to young and too soon see you on the other side...”
- Debra Sleezer
Thursday, May 23, 2019 at 8:40 AM
“So sorry to hear about Matt's passing. He was great to talk with and always had something good to say. We will miss him at the family get togethers. Our hearts and prayers go out to the rest of his family. ”
- Bill DeDecker
Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at 11:18 AM
“Matt was a good friend in high school, especially our junior and senior years. After high school we went our separate ways, and sadly only rarely had any contact. Most recently we were at our 45th reunion last summer, and were able to talk and have a beer. I still can hear his laugh and see his smile. He will be missed. Prayers to his friends and family.”
- Randy Fahr
Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 8:22 AM
“Marilyn and Family we are so sorry. Matt was a very nice guy.”
- Dar and Barb Evans
Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 8:21 AM
“So sorry to hear about Matt, Cancer just sucks! Our prayers for your family.”
- Lynda (Henke) Best
Monday, May 20, 2019 at 9:28 AM
“Matt was a best friend since 5th grade. He will surely be missed, but not forgotten.”
- Jeff Tuttle
Monday, May 20, 2019 at 9:28 AM
“We are so sorry to hear of Matt’s passing, he was much too young. Our sincere condolences to all the family.”
- Jackie and Bill Stutz
Monday, May 20, 2019 at 9:28 AM
“Sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. ”
- Stephanie and Dan & Julie Fordyce
Monday, May 20, 2019 at 9:28 AM
“Marilyn and family, we send our prayers for comfort in this unsettling time.”
- Karen and Larry Huntley
Sunday, May 19, 2019 at 11:54 AM
“So sorry to hear of Matt’s passing condolences to family ”
- Harry & Rita Burkhardt
Sunday, May 19, 2019 at 11:54 AM
“I’m saddened to hear of Matt’s passing. I’m so sorry this has happened to your family. I am out of town and won’t be able to be there. ”
- Janet Lucas
Sunday, May 19, 2019 at 11:54 AM
“My deepest sympathy to your family. What a great guy with a big beautiful smile!”
- Dawn Benson Grell
Sunday, May 19, 2019 at 11:54 AM
“Rest in Peace, to soon,so sorry for your loss.”
- Mary J o (Reinert) Cline
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