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Matousek Music Shop
Tuesday March 31st, 2020

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Dale W. Matousek

Dale W. Matousek, 91, of St. Paul, died Monday, March 16, 2020, at Brookefield Park in St. Paul. Dale was cremated. A window viewing of his urn will be held at his music shop, 407 Howard Avenue in St. Paul, for 24 hours a day from March 31st thru April 2nd. A private burial is planned and he will lay next to his wife, Pat at Elmwood Cemetery in St. Paul. Peters Funeral Home of St. Paul is assisting the family. Dale William Matousek was born on July 26, 1928, on a farm southwest of St. Paul, the son of William and Rosalia (Partsch) Matousek. Dale grew up and attended school in St. Paul, graduating from St. Paul High School. Dale worked for a time as a mail carrier, but his true passion was music. Dale was a saxophone and clarinet player for many years. Throughout his life he played in a number of bands, Dale Matousek Orchestra, Harry Czarnek Orchestra, Polka Kings Orchestra and in later years, the Czech Friends Polka Band. On September 5,1959 Dale opened the Dale Matousek Music Shop on Howard Ave. in St. Paul, offering instruments and piano tuning. Dale was also known for his piano restoration. Dale was married to Patricia “Pat” Rohatsch April 22, 1961 at Columbus. The couple spent their entire married life in or near St. Paul. Pat preceded Dale in death August 13,1997. They had no children. Dale is survived by nephews Andrew and wife Kathy Cynova of North Platte, Gary and his wife Kay Cynova, and their children, of Grand Island, a number of Rohatsch connected nieces and nephews, as well as a number of very close friends in the Saint Paul area. In addition to his wife Pat, he was preceded in death by his parents. Condolences and memories may be shared by visiting his obituary at www.petersfuneralhome.net.or delivered or mailed to Betty Robinson, c/o Peters Funeral Home PO Box 181 St. Paul, NE 68873

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I must say that I came by this site quite by accident. I am researching a piano that had the Matousek Music Shop sticker on it. And so I googled the shop. As a teenager, I remember when our family Steinway Piano left the house to be refinished and refurbished by Dale Matousek in St. Paul. This piano has meant a great deal to our family. It was our mother's piano. She was Corinna Jane Wiebusch who taught music lessons, especially piano lessons, for the Broken Bow and surrounding area for nearly 50 years before passing in 1990. The piano is still in wonderful shape. It has a wonderful sound and the change from Ebony to the beautiful Mahoganey has delighted us for over 50 years. Thank you, Mr. Matousek.

Mary Wiebusch Sedlacek Sep 1 2021 3:58 PM

My three siblings and I may be Dale's only surviving cousins on his mother's side. How sad it is that the current health crisis makes it impossible to pay our respects in person during the urn-viewing observance. Dale was kind to our parents and kind to us. He was a very talented individual who brought a lot of joy to a lot of people. Frank Partsch

frank partsch Apr 1 2020 4:53 PM

This is from his soul music brother; Lyle Hulinsky of Grand Island, NE as he would often call me after I played my piano accordion at his jam session in his music shop. Betty, I'm sure you remember that night. Later he persuaded Alta Christiansen to ask me to call him about playing his drums in my band. So I called him and it was like talking to alittle kid at the candy store. We played many happy jam sessions with him and my group. He invited me to play on his band bus to Wilber. May he rest in peace as he will no longer have to suffer from social distancing. Amen.

Lyle Hulinsky Mar 30 2020 10:28 PM

Mr. Matousek: MANY, MANY high school students used your services in preparing, repairing and otherwise being involved with their band instruments. You will remain in many peoples' memories... Thank you so much! Russ Nesiba...

Russell Nesiba Mar 30 2020 1:22 PM

Thanks a million dale for the awesome memories and taking care of you was the highest honor! Thanks for the precious time that the kids and I had with you :heart: we love you Jen Hinkle and kids

Jennifer hinkle Mar 19 2020 11:24 AM

we are going to miss you old buddy. you were a great neighbor and friend.

john thiel Mar 18 2020 10:46 AM