Gregory Matz
September 16, 1966 - August 16, 2022
Meridian, Idaho - Gregory E. Matz of Meridian, Idaho passed away on Tuesday August 16, 2022 surrounded by his loved ones after battling ALS. Greg was born on September 16, 1966 in Loveland, CO to Dean and Bernadine Matz.
After graduating from Lexington High School, joined the US Navy in 1985. Once Greg finished, he attended college at University of Nebraska in Kearney, NE. He studied business and graduated from University of Nebraska, Kearney with a BS in Business Administration (Accounting/Human Resources/Fine Arts).
For the last 15 years Greg has held numerous roles at the U.S. Department of the Treasury, until retiring as a Revenue Officer for Specialty Collections/Offer in Compromise (SCOIC).
Greg had two beautiful daughters, Lenah and Sophia. In 2011, he married Tammi Frieze and, with Lenah and Sophia, began a new adventure as the Matz family. Greg was a very active and social person who loved the outdoors and traveling. Greg was an avid tennis player who loved to use his secret weapon of being able to hit a forehand from either side.
This ALS disease took him from us way too soon and he will be deeply and profoundly missed. The family would like to thank the Boise VA ALS team and Keystone Hospice for their help and support.
Greg is survived by his wife, Tammi; daughters: Lenah and Sophia Matz; brother, Donald (Lorelli) Matz; nephew, Matthew (Alicia) Matz; great nephew, Hudson Matz. He is preceded in death by his parents, Dean and Bernadine Matz.
Please visit to view the full obituary and leave remembrances for the family. Services will be held at St. Mark's Catholic Church on Friday, August 26 at 11 A.M. with a reception at 12 P.M. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in honor of Greg to the ALS Association at or to the Boise VA Medical Center at


A celebration of his life will be held Friday, July 31, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. the First Lutheran Church at Buffalo with Pastor Victor Rasmussen, officiating.

The service will be streamed on FM 91.1 which will be available near the church.

There will be a book signing Thursday, 30, 2020 from 5-7 p.m. at the First Lutheran Church at Buffalo.

 Inurnment will follow in the church cemetery.

Memorials in lieu of flowers are suggested to the Oconto Fire Department, First Lutheran Church At Buffalo or to a 4-H scholarship to be established by the family at a later date.

Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington is honored to be assisting the family with arrangements. Please share online condolences with the family by visiting: 


James Lee Warta, Jr., 53, of Lexington, Nebraska passed away on Sunday, March 8, 2020 at Lexington Regional Health Center.

He was born on July 7, 1966 in Lexington, Nebraska to James “Jimmy” and Karen (Hudson) Warta. James received his education from Lexington Public Schools, and graduated from Lexington High School with the class of 1985.

James was employed on a Hog Farm following High School, and also farmed near Kearney for a few years. He then went to work for Cornland Dressed Beef before it closed and spent the next twenty plus years working at Tyson. He ran the scales before moving to Quality Control. He spent the last four years working as a Truck Driver for Paulsen, Inc.

James was very talented and artistic when it came to woodworking. He enjoyed burning wood and gave many pieces of his work to family and friends. He enjoyed working with his brother on stock cars and fishing. Family was very important to James and he always enjoyed visiting with his close friends.

James leaves to celebrate his life; his children, Zach Warta of Lincoln and Brittany Patterson-Warta of Cozad; his father, Jimmy Warta and Deanna K. Steier of Cozad; mother, Karen and her husband Ruben Neighbors of York; brother, Mike and his wife Becca Warta of Dighton, Kansas; sisters, Nikki and her husband David Murray of Oberlin, Kansas, Diana Robbins of Manti, Utah and Bobbi Bihlmaier of Parson, Kansas; one grandson; as well as aunts, uncles, extended family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents; brother, Steven and sister, Lori.

A Memorial Celebration Of Life will be held on Friday, March 13, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. at Reynolds-Love Funeral Home with Pastor Tom Parker, officiating.

Inurnment will be in Greenwood Cemetery at Lexington.

There will be no visitation or viewing. His wish was to be cremated.

A memorial has been established in James honor, and will be designated at a later date.

Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington is honored to be assisting the family with arrangements. Please share online condolences with the family by visiting:

Date Posted: 2018-07-15

Phillipsburg resident, Mike P. Kramer, passed away Saturday, July 14, 2018 at his home at the age of 50 years.

He was born October 7, 1967 in Cozad, Nebraska the son of Willie P. & Virginia L. (Haddock) Kramer. Mike was a social worker for the State of Kansas.

Survivors include his Parents, Willie & Virginia of Kearney; 2 brothers, Ted & wife, Jodene of Ogallala, NE and Larry & wife, Tereasa of Kearney, NE.

Cremation was planned. A Memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, July 18th, 2018 in the Olliff-Boeve Memorial Chapel, 1115 2nd Street, Phillipsburg, KS 67661, with Pastor Dave Hutson officiating.

Friends may sign the book from noon until 9 p.m. Tuesday, July 17th, at the Olliff-Boeve Memorial Chapel, Phillipsburg.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Shriners Hospitals for Children.

Memorial Service
Wednesday, July 18, 2018
11:00 AM

Olliff-Boeve Memorial Chapel
1115 2nd Street
Phillipsburg, Kansas 67661

On behalf of the class of 1985 we would like to recognize our fellow classmate, Kayla Novak. Kayla attended both Pershing and Bryan elementary school. She was taken from this world at an early age during her elementary school years due to a heart condition.
We remember Kayla being a very happy little girl. She always had a smile for everyone. She lit a room like a ray of sunshine. We remember her being very petite and delicate in her build. She loved to play ball with the other classmates and also enjoyed children's games such as jump rope and tag. We will always remember how proud she was of her two new front teeth and how her pretty brown hair cupped her face so perfectly. We fondly remember her wearing dresses often.
Little Kayla left us at a young age and was not there hand in hand with our fellow classmates as we attended sporting events, proms, or when we all so proudly tossed our caps in the air on graduation day. This did not mean that we forgot about her. She was friends with many of us and has always remained with us in spirit and in our hearts throughout the journey of our school years. She is missed but never has been forgotten by us.
Together always in spirit,
Fellow members of the class of 1985