Benny E. Matherly, 62, of South Bend, IN, passed away on June 9, 2020. He was born to Charles E. and Hazel M. (Robinson) Matherly on April 20, 1958, in South Bend, IN.
Benny is survived by his children, Michael Matherly, Rachael (Andrew) Szczechowski, Josh (Tera) Matherly, Matthew (Emily) Matherly and Nichole Carlson; his beloved grandchildren, Taylor, Mikey, Makayla, Grace, Carter, Avery, Lucas, Amelie, Nathan and soon to be Abigail; siblings, Bonnie (Greg) Bemis and Beverly Ward as well as many other extended family members and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Jesse Matherly, and siblings, Betty Cobb, Bobby Matherly, and Bernie Matherly.
Ben found enjoyment in fishing, teaching his kids how to build and fix things, spending time with family, and cooking for everyone. He is his grandkids’ hero even if he found the most enjoyment in teasing them, telling them to “sit still” and calling them “pumpkin head!” He will be remembered for loving to share a good meal that made sure no one ever went hungry, and his idea of a perfect steak being a burnt filet mignon! He will surely be missed and held in our hearts.
The funeral service for Benny will be held on Tuesday, June 16, 2020, at 2 PM in Hahn Funeral Home, 505 W. 8th Street, Mishawaka. Everyone is welcome to visit with the family starting at 12 pm, two hours prior to service. Due to current public health and safety standards for COVID-19 social distancing will be enforced and masks required.
Memorial contributions in Benny’s honor can be made to the family c/o Hahn Funeral Home. To leave the family an online condolence, please visit www.hahnfuneralhomes.com
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