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Corporal Matthew Arlon Eklund
U.S. Marine Corps
October 15, 1965 - June 5, 1992
 Roselawn Memorial Park
Van Vleck, Matagorda County, Texas
Gold Star Mother
Barbara (LeJune) {Eklund} Holloway




Corporal Matthew A. Eklund, U.S. Marine Corps was born on October 15, 1965 in Houston, Harris County, Texas and died on June 5, 1992 at Wilford Hall Medical Center, Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas after being involved in a one vehicle motorcycle accident near Kerrville, Kerr County, Texas.  Matthew was on liberty heading home to Bay City from Camp Pendleton, California when the accident occurred.  At the time of his death his mother was living in Bay City, his father was living in New Braunfels, Texas.



Funeral Services for Cpl. Matthew A. Eklund, 26, of Bay City will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. David Downey officiating.  Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park in Van Vleck.


Mr. Eklund was born Oct. 15, 1965 in Houston and died June 5, 1992, in San Antonio after being involved in a motorcycle accident on his way home from Camp Pendleton, Calif.


He is the son of Milvil A. Eklund and Barbara LeJune-Holloway.  He was in the U.S. Marine Corps for eight years, stationed at Camp Pendleton.  He was also a veteran of Desert Storm in Motor Transport, stationed on the USS Cleveland for one year while serving in the Persian Gulf.  He graduated from Clear Creek High School in 1984.


Eklund is survived by his mother, Barbara Holloway of Bay City; his father, Arlon Eklund of New Braunfels; his stepmother Betty Eklund of New Braunfels; his stepfather Eldon “Sonny” Holloway, Jr. of Bay City; stepmother Diane Krager Holloway of Bay City; four brothers, Scott Holloway of Bay City, Arlon Eklund, Jr. of Denver City, Roy Eklund of Austin, and Thomas Eklund of New Braunfels; two sisters, Mellissia Holloway and Stacy Holloway of Bay City; grandmother, Velma LeJune of Van Vleck; step-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Eldon Holloway, Sr. of Bay City; aunt and uncle, Betty and Steve Hodges of Lockhart; aunt and uncle, Mellie and W.D. Killian of Houston; aunt and uncle Jeanette and John Voss McCrosky; uncle Jack LeJune of Friendswood; uncle Thomas Nichols of Houston; uncle, Roger Holloway ; three nephews; and five nieces.


Arrangements are with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home in Bay City.

The Daily Tribune, June, 1992




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