Joey Matuza, of Shakopee died unexpectedly on March 24, 2019 at the age of 19. He was a wonderful person and will be deeply missed by all who loved him. A gathering of family and friends will be held on Saturday, March 30, 2019 from 10:00 am – 12:00 noon with a Celebration of Life Service at 12:00 noon. All services will be held at Friendship Church, 12800 Marystown Rd., Shakopee. Pastor Mike Golay will preside and urn bearers will be Joey’s siblings, Jacque, Marc and Luke.
On June 2, 1999, parents Joe and Emily (Swaney) Matuza celebrated the birth of their second child, Joseph Walter Matuza, Jr. Also, there to welcome him was his older sister, Jacque. Soon after Joey’s birth, their family became fulfilled with the addition of younger brothers, Marc and Luke. Family meant everything to Joey.
As a family, they enjoyed hiking and traveling. They road tripped to the Grand Canyon, Yosemite, Yellowstone, The West Coast, East Coast, South and whenever they were by water, Joey would try to find a place to cliff dive. He also couldn’t resist climbing anywhere he could.
Joey was tight knit with his siblings. They always discussed movies, playing video games and listening to music. He had a love for music like his dad and a love for movies like his siblings.
As a young child, Joey enjoyed Legos, making movies, and running 5K races. He participated in football, baseball and wrestling. He worked very hard at all the sports and had wonderful coaches. Whatever he was participating in, Joey embraced it and enjoyed the experience.
As he got older, he learned the value of hard work and saving money to go to college. Working jobs at Hy Vee, Five Guys, Valley Fair, and doing landscape for the school district allowed Joey to attend school at North Dakota State University. He always received good grades, which continued through college. Joey gravitated towards becoming an educator as he believed in giving back.
Joey had a great sense of humor, and lived his life respecting others and being an honest diligent man. . He will be sorely missed by his parents, Joe and Emily Matuza; older sister, Jacque Matuza; younger brothers, Marc Matuza and Luke Matuza; grandparents, Linda Matuza, John and Jacque Swaney: many loving relatives and friends.
Meeting Joey in heaven is his grandpa, Tom Matuza
Arrangements with Ballard-Sunder Funeral Home & Cremation, Shakopee Chapel.Print Obituary & Condolences