Tats Matsuoka

August 24, 1928 ~ November 30, 2022 (age 94) 94 Years Old

Tats Matsuoka Obituary

Tats Matsuoka passed away on November 30, 2022. Born August 24, 1928 to Takeo “Tom” and Kazue “Kaz” in Bellevue, WA. A graduate of Chinook, MT High School in 1946, he went on to obtain a BS from the University of Minnesota followed by a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Washington State University. An Army veteran, he taught at Montana State University before relocating to Greenfield, IN where he worked for Eli Lilly & Co. for 30 years. Tats is survived by his wife of 58 years, Donna; children Jeff (Kim), Kim Sturgeon, and Teri Brown (Chris); grandchildren Morgan, Laura, Rylie, Kelly, and Ethan; and his beloved dog, Baxter. He is preceded in death by his son-in-law, Todd Sturgeon.

Visitation will be held at St. James Lutheran Church, where he was a charter member, in Greenfield, IN on Sunday, December 4th from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. with a service to immediately follow.
Officiating the service will be Dr. Richard Blue. A private burial service will be held at a future date. In lieu of flowers please make donations to St. James Lutheran Church or Madison County Humane Society.

Arrangements Handled by Bell Mortuary & Crematory, Shangrila Chapel, 1444 W US HWY 52, Fountaintown, IN 46130.

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December 4, 2022

3:00 PM to 5:00 AM
St. James Lutheran Church (Greenfield)


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