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Obituary of James Matzke - February 21, 2002

Green Bay Presss Gazette, February, 2002.


James "Jimbo" Matzke died unexpectedly Thursday morning, Feb 21, 2002.  He was born Jan 29, 1926 to the late Edward and Louise (Binon) Matzke.  On July 28, 1951, he married the former Joan Gruselle at St Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Green Bay.  Jimbo worked for the City of Green Bay Fire Department for 35 years and retired a District Commander.   He was also a mason contractor for 56 years.  He enjoyed bricklaying, cribbage, antique cars, hunting, his Door County cottage, traveling and getting together with his friends and family.  He was an avid old car collector, a member of the Nifty Fifties Car Club and Nickel A Region Model A Club, a member of the 4th degree Knights of Columbus.  Survivors include his wife, Joan, seven children, Denis (Anita) Matzke, Sturgeon Bay, Douglas (Patricia) Plano, Texas, David (Linda) Matzke, Green Bay, Donald (Kim) Matzke, Green Bay, Derrick Matzke, Shawano, James Matzke, Denver Colo, and Joy Matzke, Erie, Colo.  13 Grandchildren, 3 step grandchildren and one great grandchild.


Submitted by Pat Matzke