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Obituary of Joseph E. Matzke - August 10, 1993

Green Bay Presss Gazette, August 12, 1993.


Joseph E. Matzke, 72, 837 Pine St, DePere went home to his Lord Tuesday afternoon, August 10, at his home.  The son of the late Phillip and Elizabeth (Rauschenbach) Matzke was born Nov, 8, 1920 in DePere and was a life long DePere resident.  Joe served in the US Army during World War II.  On Sept. 4, 1943, Mr. Matzke and the former Loucille Peters were married in St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, DePere.

Joe worked for 36 years as a truck driver, retiring in 1983.  He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, DePere, and the DePere Area Golden Area K club.

Survivors include his wife Lucille, a son and daughter-in-law, Daniel (Julie Ebben) Matzke, DePere, two daughters and a son in law, Carol (Glen) Wallschaeger, Milwaukee, JoAnn Curry, West Palm Beach , Florida, six grandchildren, James Tilkens, Ronald Tilkens, both of Milwaukee, Lor  and Gordon Lewis, Florence Wis, Kyle, Ryan, Stephanie Wallschaeger, Milwaukee, three great grandchildren, Shelby, Jeremy, and Amelia.  Joe was a special grandpa to David and Tracy Theeke; three brothers and two sisters in law, William and Doretta Matzke, Carl Matzke, all of DePere, Wilbur and Enid Matzke, Green Bay, many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, six brothers, one sister.  Friends may call at Cotter Funeral Home, 860 N. Webster Ave, DePere, from 4 to 9 p.m. today, and prior to the funeral on Friday.  until the cortege leaves for the church.  Christian Ladies Rosary 5:30 pm. today, Parish prayer service 7 pm. today, Funeral Mass 10:30 a.m. Friday at St Joseph Catholic Church, 1305 Lourdes Ave, DePere, with Rev,. Conrad Kratz officiating, Burial in Mount Olivet Cemetery.


Submitted by Pat Matzke