Zoe R. MattesonDecember 26, 2001 ~ September 20, 2019 (age 17)
Memorial Services for Zoe R. Matteson, 17, Norfolk, will be 10:30 a.m., Friday, September 27, 2019 at Home for Funerals Chapel, 708 Georgia Avenue. Reverend Jay Daniell will officiate. Inurnment will be in Prospect Hill Cemetery. Visitation with family will be 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Thursday at the chapel. Home for Funerals is in charge of arrangements.
She passed away Friday, September 20, 2019 in Norfolk.
Zoe Rachelle was born in Norfolk, Nebraska on December 26, 2001 to her parents Dale and Jessica (Chamberlain) Matteson.
She went to Plainview Public School, Plainview Lutheran Private School, and was homeschooled by her mom for years, and shortly attended Pierce High School. Zoe completed her CNA classes at Northeast Community College in 2018. She worked at St. Joseph’s Rehabilitation and Care Center from 2018-2019. She loved working there and enjoyed the residents she cared for.
Zoe always took on everyone’s pain and happiness to try to help the one’s she loved. She was the kindest, most pure soul on Earth, who would give you a hug anytime, talk to you all night if you needed, and her smile would light up the room.
Her favorite things were music, dancing, driving her car, knitting, cuddling, and talking to people. She made strangers feel as if they have been friends forever. Her family was so loved by her.
Zoe was a shining star in a crazy world and left way too soon. But, she earned her wings the second she met God. Zoe is no longer in pain and now is a guardian angel for the ones she loved.
Her family strongly urges anyone who is suicidal to tell someone or go to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at suicidepreventionlifeline.org or call 1-800-273-8255. Suicide only amplifies more pain on those who are left behind. Her family know Zoe wouldn’t want anyone to follow in her footsteps.
She is survived by her mother Jessica Matteson, father Dale Matteson, sisters Lisa (Damien) VanTassell and Cassy Matteson, nieces Layla, Autumn, and Myra, nephew Aiden, grandmother Patricia Whitt, grandfather Gary Matteson, grandparents Robert and Nancy Chamberlain, great grandmother Norma Pospisil, aunts Barb (Merrill Clark, III) Chamberlain – Kullbom, Tammy (Lance) Benda, and Theresa (Paul) Bruski, uncle Joel Chamberlain, and numerous cousins.
Zoe was preceded in death by her sister Tessa, grandfather Glenn Whitt, great grandparents Raymond and Lois Chamberlain and William Pospisil.