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Ricky J. Mattea

April 19, 1958 — April 2, 2023

Ricky J. Mattea passed away April 2, 2023 in Omaha, Nebraska at the age of 64 years. He was born April 19, 1958 in Omaha, NE He graduated from Papillion/Lavista High school in 1976 After graduation he joined the United States Marine Corps and was honorably discharged in 1979 He worked for H.K Scholz as an Electrician for over 40 years and retired in December 2019. Rick was always passionate about his work; he was always willing to help his family and friends. After he retired, he still went out of his way to help his son Eric, and Brett Nelson with their new company, N&M Power Co. Rick was a hard worker, but he also didn't give a shit. he had no problem telling it like it is. Rick would give you shit, and you'd have to give shit right back. He always enjoyed teasing Jackie and Ana. But that was Rick, and we loved him in every way.

Rick married Debi Mattea in July, on Friday the 13th 1979. They would call LaVista, NE home for the next 42 years were they would raise their two sons Eric and Aaron.

He enjoyed spending time with friends and family, telling stories, laughing, and joking around. You could always find him in the garage with a cigarette in his mouth and a beer in his hand. He had a saying before everyone left. He'd say, "one more and we all go." He always made friends quickly and easily with his one-of-a-kind personality. Rick would always keep a supply of ice cream and dog treats for the neighbor kids and dogs that would come over regularly to hang out.

Rick loved his pets Me'a and zo'e, following Husker Football, hunting in his younger days, you could find him every morning sitting in his underwear playing solitaire on the computer, watching reruns of two and a half men with his animals zo'e and Me'a along with his favorite son Aaron.

Ricky is preceded in death by his parents, Donn T. "Pete" Mattea and Patricia "patsy" Mattea, sister Colleen and Granddaughter Iva Mattea.

He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Debi Mattea; children Eric (Jackie Iedema) Mattea and Aaron (Ana Koppany) Mattea; grandchildren Blaine, Harlee, and Barrett; Mother Dorothy Mattea; brothers Gerald Mattea, Daniel Mattea, Kevin Stille, and Donald Stille; sisters The Queen Carolyn Mattea Huls and favorite sister Cheryl Stille Antalek; and nieces, nephews, and other family.

GATHERING OF FAMILY AND FRIENDS at Ref's Sports Bar (9725 Giles Rd, La Vista), on April 15th, 2023, 2:00 - 8:00 PM.

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