Irene Mateyka Stocker Greece: Irene Greta Reemstsma Mateyka Stocker, went home to be with the Lord, Sunday, August 19, 2018 at age 89. Predeceased by her parents; loving husbands, Michael Mateyka and Gerard Stocker; her sister, Arlis Nielson. Survived by her sister, Joanne Hopson; her children, Dawn (John) Jordan, Yon, (Brenda) Rypkema, Michael S. (Cathie) Mateyka, Anneke (Billy) Hyde, Tona (Chris) Brown, Peter (Debra) Mateyka, Lisa A. (Stephen) Skotnicki, James T. Mateyka, Darla Neubert Christopher P. Mateyka; 24 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; dear friends. Psalms 27:1 The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life; of whom I shall I be afraid? Her Celebration of life service will be held Friday (Aug 24th) 7:00 PM at First Bible Baptist Church, 990 Manitou Road. Private interment, Parma Union Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to First Bible Baptist Church Missions in her memory. For more information or to sign Irene’ s online guestbook, please visit

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  1. Our deepest sympathies to all of cousin Irene’s family. I will always remember as a young boy receiving a birthday card from her addressed to ‘ Master Walter Reemtsma, in her unique linear style of penmanship. Through the years she would always remember my birthday and I considered it not being my birthday until I got her card. I will miss receiving them in the coming years.

  2. Irene was the most gracious, lovely and sweetest woman. One of my first friends at FBBC. I am praying for all. She will be missed.

  3. Lisa, I’m very sorry to hear about the passing of your mom. I know how very difficult it is. My prayers are with you and your family. Patricia Rourke

  4. Peter, Deborah and family we are so sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. Our prayers are with you and your family.

  5. So sorry for your loss of a wise caring and sweetest women !!! She will be dearly missed ! But resting in the fact she is dancing in the arms of Our Lord !! Prayers with you all !! Irene thank you for always being kind and for your sweet words to me years ago still remain in my heart !

  6. So sorry for your loss. Irene was one of the most precious women I have ever known. I used to tell her I strove to be like her. She was a wonderful example to Christian woman. Heaven has gained a shining soul.

  7. We love you Grandma. Heaven couldn’t have gained a more perfect angel.

  8. I am so sorry that I can’t be there. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you all. I will miss her kind and generous heart.

  9. So many memories…the prayer times, the visitations, the dinners you shared with so many; new people that would come to church, you & Mike would invite their entire family over regardless of the number. Our trio-The many hours of practice-I have tapes still of the services…precious memories. Heaven is rejoicing to have you in the Heavenly choir, praising our Lord & Saviour.

  10. Miss Irene was a light to our family. Such an encouraging lady with a smile that never went out. We treasure the memories of our picnics to Niagra Falls during the summer and the many Holiday dinners spent at your house, and always the music that followed. She was even gracious to let us watch a little football. May God grant your family strength during this time of grieving.

  11. This is the first that I heard of the passing of Irene (Mrs. Mateyka to me). I was a young fella when I knew Mrs. Mateyka growing up on Westerleigh Rd. back in the sixties. Even as a young boy (unconverted at the time), she impressed me with her friendly, smiling character. I always liked visiting her home because of that attractive disposition. Well some 50+ years later the hearing of her passing evokes fond childhood memories. I am now a Christian having been converted by the dear Lord nearly 42 years ago and knowing that one beautiful morn yet to come we will all again rejoice in a far better place. To the family, may the gentle touch of the gentle Savior be yours in the days ahead.

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