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Obituary of Maurice Matzke - March 29, 2004

Green Bay Presss Gazette.


Mar, 2004

Maurice “Maurie” Matzke, 76, Green Bay resident, died March 29, 2004. He was born in Green Bay, on Aug. 10, 1927, to Raymond and Mary (Buzynski) Matzke. He graduated from Green Bay East High School in 1945. After serving ten months in the U.S. Navy, he attended St. Norbert College for 2 years. He married Bernadine “Bernie” Boyere on Aug. 21, 1954. He owned and operated The Maurie Studio of Photography from 1952 until he retired in 1992. He was a member of St. Mary of the Angels Parish where he served as an usher.

He is survived by his wife; two sons, a daughter and six grandchildren, Larry, Green Bay, his children, Mike, Lauren, Joey, Claire and their mother, Cathy; Jeff (Ronda), Ledgeview, their children, Brooke and Nicole; Kim (Dave) Fisher, Green Bay; and Maurie’s very special friend, a Golden Retriever, Rowdie.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Howard and John.

Friends may call at Proko-Wall Funeral Home & Crematory, 1630 E. Mason Street on Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. Parish Wake Service 7 p.m. Visitation will continue on Thursday at the funeral home from 9 a.m. until the procession leaves for church. Mass of Christian Burial 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary of the Angels Church, corner of Cass and Irwin, with Rev. Al Lis officiating. Entombment in Allouez Catholic Chapel Mausoleum.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Unity Hospice for their support and care over the last two months.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in Maurie’s name.


Submitted by Pat Matzke