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Obituary of Mathias Matzke - November 13, 1932

Green Bay Presss Gazette,  Monday November 14, 1932.


Mathias Matzke Has Heart Attack In Church, Dies;  Lifelong Resident of Brown County to be Buried Wednesday

Mathias Matzke, 74, died while attending 8 o'clock Mass in SS Peter and Paul's Church Sunday morning.  He was afflicted with a heart attack while kneeling in his pew, and was carried out to the vestibule where he was anointed and given final rites at the Catholic church by the Rev. William Fetko, assistant priest, who was summoned from the sacristy.  He was then removed to the hospital in the Mohr ambulance but was pronounced dead upon his arrival there.  Death is said to have occurred almost instantaneously.

 Mr. Matzke was a lifelong resident of Brown County.  He was born in the town of Bellevue and farmed there for many years before retiring to Green Bay to make his home at 1353 Day St.  He had suffered from diabetes for twenty years.  He is survived by his widow and eight children, as follows;  Felix, Ray, and Matt, Jr, Green Bay;  Earl, town of DePere;  Mrs. Nick Golueke, Allouez;  Mrs. Henry Kellner, jr,  Mrs. Edward Kaufman, and Ms Camille Derene, Green Bay.

 Four brothers and two sisters also survive Mr. Matzke.  The brothers are August, Paul, Philip, DePere, and Sylvester of South St. Paul, Minn; and two sisters, Mrs. Joseph Kaster, DePere, and Mrs. Victor Fonder, Rockford, Wash.

 Funeral services will be held Wednesday morning at 9 o'clock at SS Peter and Paul's church, and burial will be in the Allouez Cemetery


Submitted by Pat Matzke