Melvin Leo Matt, 85, of Des Moines, formerly of Garnavillo, IA, died Friday, June 17, 2016, at Taylor Hospice House in Des Moines, IA. He was born on July 25, 1930, on the Matt family farm near St. Olaf to Leo and Rose Matt.
Melvin attended grade school at St. Joseph’s Catholic School in Garnavillo and then attended and graduated from the Monona Public High School in 1948. After high school, Melvin served his country proudly with the United States Air Force 55th Strategic Recon Squadron from 1951 till he received his honorable discharge in 1955. On November 23, 1957, Melvin was united in marriage with Ruby Barron at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Cathedral in Oklahoma City, OK.