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Obituary of Phillip Matzke - July 3, 1945

Green Bay Presss Gazette, Tuesday July 3, 1945.

Heart Attack Fatal to Philip B. Matzke

DePere--Philip B. Matzke, 69, town of DePere, died this morning at a Green Bay hospital, following a heart attack.  Prior to his death, he was being treated for a fractured vertebra suffered in a fall from a hay mower on his son's farm in DePere a week ago.

 A life-long resident of the town of DePere, he was born there Sept. 17, 1875.  On May 29, 1900, he was married to the former Elizabeth Reuchenbach, who preceded him in death in December,1939.  Matzke, who had retired from active farming this year had been helping his son before being injured.

Survivors are one daughter, Mrs. Bernard Vermiere, Green Bay; eight sons, Ed, Sylvester, and Arthur, of Green Bay; Wilbur, Rt.3; Pvt. William F. Matzke, with the family at Camp Robinson, Ark; Frank, DePere; and Carl and Joseph at home; one sister, Mrs. Anna Fonder, Spokane, Wash; and three brothers, August and Paul, DePere; and Sylvester, St. Paul, Minn.

 The body may be viewed at the residence Wednesday evening.  The Ryan Funeral home, DePere, is in charge of arrangements. Services, which will be held at St. Mary's church here, are pending arrival of the son from Arkansas.  The Rev. CorneliusRaymaker will conduct the rites and burial will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

Submitted by Pat Matzke