- February 5, 1962 - December 25, 2012
- Eau Claire, Michigan
of Jeffery's Passing
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“I'm sorry to hear Jeff has passed away. He always made me laugh and he taught me to laugh at the craziness life can bring someone. My prayers go out...Read More »
1 of 42 | Posted by: Michele Long - Las Vegas, NV
“I met Jeff when he about 8 or 9 years old. That summer I met his parents, Richard and Darlene, his sister Denita and his brother Kevin. My family...Read More »
2 of 42 | Posted by: Maggie (Garcia) Carver - SC
“Just heard of Jeff's passing. My condolences to his family and friends. It was always great to see Jeff at the Benton Harbor Fruit Market, always a...Read More »
3 of 42 | Posted by: Angela Thompson - Nye's Apple Barn - MI
“Dick, Darlene and the entire Mattner family our sincierest condolenses to all of your family. Jeff was truely a nice and generous man.All the time we...Read More »
4 of 42 | Posted by: Carlos & Belinda Rodriguez and Family - TX
“You are a tough act to follow and will be deeply missed by everyone who knows you.
5 of 42 | Posted by: Deb Friday - Benton Harbor, MI
“Dear Uncle Dick, Aunt Darlene, Kevin and Denita. I'm very sorry to hear about Jeff's passing and that I missed the funeral service. I just spoke with...Read More »
6 of 42 | Posted by: Raymond Basly - Mishawaka, IN
“RIP JEFF YOU WILL BE GREATLY MISSED BY ALOT OF FRIENDS AND FAMILY
FROM YOUR FRIENDS AT THE BLIZZARD BRIGADE
7 of 42 | Posted by: LINDA SMITH/HOUSE MANAGER @ THE BLIZZARD - MI
“So sorry for your loss. It is a heartache that
never heals, but wanted you to know I am thinking
of you. Terry (my son) will be gone 29 yrs. Jan....Read More »
8 of 42 | Posted by: Sue Williams - Saint Joseph,, MI
“So sorry for the Loss of a Good Man, He will be missed by many. Our Prayers and thoughts are with the family and With his good friend Gena. Taken way...Read More »
9 of 42 | Posted by: Rusty and Linda Figg - Paw Paw, MI
“Jeff will be missed very much.
His wonderfull caring personality will be left in our hearts & memories.
10 of 42 | Posted by: Ron Gunn - Sodus, MI - Freind
“Deepest condolences to the family. May Jeff RIP as he leaves this world way too soon.
11 of 42 | Posted by: Diane & Robert Edeza - AZ
“So sorry for your loss! Thoughts and prayers to Jeff's family! So sad to lose a good guy so young.
12 of 42 | Posted by: Gina Kruck - Berrien Springs, MI
“I am very sorry to hear that hear that Jeff is gone. Jeff was a great guy and I will remember our days at E.C. H.S. as well as times at B.H. market....Read More »
13 of 42 | Posted by: Maryann McCarthy - Eau Claire, MI
“Dick, Darlene and family - so sorry to hear of Jeff's passing. Children are not supposed to leave this earth before their parents but know that he...Read More »
14 of 42 | Posted by: Bea Fecho - Eau Claire, MI
“Sending our love & prayers to the Mattner Family. We will miss Jeff, but will always cherish the great memories with him. RIP
15 of 42 | Posted by: Ron and Lisa Hauch - Sodus, MI
“Jeff,, we will miss you and all of the farming help and advice you have given freely over the years. I'll especially miss the rambling phone calls....Read More »
16 of 42 | Posted by: Rich Barden - South haven, MI
“I am so sorry to hear of Jeff's passing. He made working at the fruit market in Sister Lakes fun!
I will keep the family in my thoughts &...Read More »
17 of 42 | Posted by: Michelle (Van Drasek) Robillard - MI
“Our condolences to Jeff's family; we are sorry for your loss. We pray that God will comfort you during this difficult time.
18 of 42 | Posted by: Bill's Produce, Inc. - Bill, George, Harold & Tim Scheeringa - IN
“Our deepest condolences to family and friends. His presence will be greatly missed in the produce industry.
From Sunrise Produce Inc. Tom Kercher...Read More »
19 of 42 | Posted by: Thomas Kercher - Goshen, IN
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20 of 42 | Posted by: Gina weaver - Eau claire, MI
“I am sorry to hear of Jeff's passing, always enjoyed doing business with Jeff or just visiting him and listening to the latest market updates on just...Read More »
21 of 42 | Posted by: Steven Weckwerth - Watervliet, MI
So sorry to hear the passing of Jeff, not long ago had lunch with him at Farmers. His sense of humor will be missed by all. Hold the...Read More »
22 of 42 | Posted by: Bob Sommerfeldt Family - MI
“So sorry to hear of Jeff's passing.My prayers & condolences to the Mattner
23 of 42 | Posted by: Louann Costanza Luft Przytakoski - MI
“Darlene & Dick,
I am very sorry to hear about the loss of Jeff. I know he will be greatly missed.
24 of 42 | Posted by: Jake Costanza - Benton Harbor, MI
“What a great guy! When ever I would call Jeff to donate fresh fruit and vegetables to my fathers VFW Post 4952 to take to Battle Creek for all the...Read More »
25 of 42 | Posted by: Melinda Michael - MI - Friend
“I was so sorry to hear of Jeff's passing...much too young with much left to do. I first met him over 30 years ago when I was working in the packing...Read More »
26 of 42 | Posted by: Stacy Cobb Thornton - St. Joseph, MI
“Our sympathy to the family. Jeff was ever devoted to his family and the family farm; he will be sorely missed by all those lives he touched in his...Read More »
27 of 42 | Posted by: The Schmuhl Family - Coloma, MI
I am very sorry for your and your family's loss. I have kept you all in my thoughts and prayers since MAJ Curtis informed me Christmas...Read More »
28 of 42 | Posted by: Cindy Morris - Frederick, MD
“Truly sorry for your loss
29 of 42 | Posted by: Diane (Marks) Paustian - McKinney, TX
“Jeff, You will be greatly missed by many who had the honor of knowing you and calling you friend. Going to miss seeing you next summer-- RIP
30 of 42 | Posted by: Char Bahus - Friend/Business
“Rip jethro, u will b missed.
31 of 42 | Posted by: steve brooks - hartford, MI
“Jeff you were a great friend and neighbor. There isn't anything you wouldn't do for your family and friends. You could always depend on Jeff. I am...Read More »
32 of 42 | Posted by: Jackie and Scott Warren - MI
“My Love and prayers to the family. Seems like yesterday we were playing at each other's houses.
33 of 42 | Posted by: Roxanne Knapp Greek - McAlpin, FL
34 of 42 | Posted by: Penny Redgrave - Henderson, NV
“It's seems like yesterday we were playing at your house or ours. My prayers to Dick; Darlene; Kevin and Denita.
35 of 42 | Posted by: Roxanne Knapp Greek - McAlpin, FL
“Denita and Family,
So sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you.
36 of 42 | Posted by: Donna Froeber-Knight - Las Cruces, NM
“FARM TRIPS WITH JEFF WERE ALWAYS EDUCATIONAL, PROFITABLE AND OFF THE CHART FUN. KING CRAB FLOOR DRY,A PLUNGER,AND BORDER PATROL ALL TOO FUNNY. YOU...Read More »
37 of 42 | Posted by: RUSSELL COSTANZA - FRIEND
“It's difficult sometimes to be away from the family you have fond memories of because there isn't much opportunity to create new ones.Uncle Dick,Aunt...Read More »
38 of 42 | Posted by: bob mattner - monett, MO - cousin
“We love you (Chopper) and will miss you.
39 of 42 | Posted by: Julie Carlson - Benton Harbor, MI
“Darlene, Dick and family members,
We were so sorry to hear of Jeff's passing. We know you will miss him, but hope you can find comfort in the good...Read More »
40 of 42 | Posted by: Arletta Fritz - Alachua, FL
“My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. I am so sorry for your loss!!
41 of 42 | Posted by: Sally Mattner Roden - Marshall, TX
“Dearest Jeff... You will be greatly missed! Thanks for the awesome Uncle Jeff! You were a major force in my daughter's lives. As in everyones life...Read More »
42 of 42 | Posted by: Ellen Hauch Stevens - St. Joseph, MI
Jeffery Marc Mattner, 50 of Eau Claire passed away Tuesday, December 25, 2012 surrounded by loved ones at his home.
A Celebration of Life eternal will be held at 9:00 a.m. Saturday December 29th, 2012 at Starks & Menchinger Chapel 2650 Niles Road, St. Joseph, with Pastor James Bartz officiating. Friends may visit Friday from 4:00P.M. until 7:00P.M. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church of Eau Claire. Those wishing to sign Jeffery's Memory Book online may do so at http://www.starks-menchinger.com/.
Jeffery was born February 5th, 1962 in Benton Harbor, Michigan to Richard and Darlene (Koebel) Mattner. After graduating from high school, he attended Michigan State University and was already passionately involved in farming, produce brokering and business. Jeffery was happiest when all the family was gathering at his home because they meant the world to him. His great love for the land and work kept him busy, but not too busy to enjoy arrowhead hunting, fishing and deer hunting. He was very active with the Benton Harbor Fruit Market, where he served as a board member for many years. Jeffery was a man who never took anything for granted and worked hard and enjoyed life.
Jeffery is survived by his parent's; brother Kevin (Sherrie) Mattner of Avondale, AZ; sister Denita (Mattner) Luttrell of Eau Claire; many nieces and nephews, Peter (Nancy) Mattner, Kellie (Greg) Pugh, Autumn Mattner, Melanie (Mark) Rettig, Melissa Luttrell, Brianna Pugh, Kayleigh Pugh, Colt Mattner, Luke Rettig, Zack Olsen, Logan Raucci, Lisa Raucci, Rebbecca Mack, Steven Mack and lifetime friend Gina Weaver.