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Obituary of Robert J. Matzke - January 17, 2003

Green Bay Presss Gazette.

Jan , 2003

Robert J. Matzke, 77, of DePere, died Friday January 17, 2003, at St. Lukes Hospital in Milwaukee during heart surgery.  Bob married Leona (Cady) on November 27, 1947, who was his beloved wife of 56 years; he was a wonderful father to Dianna (Jack Kersten) of DePere, Robert E (Kathy) of Hortonville, Jeffrey and (Terry) of DePere, Kirk (Lynn Rose) of DePere, and Debbie (Joel Butz of DePere; proud grandfather to Monican and Andy Matzke, Tarra (Matt) Kerscher, Nikol and Danielle Matzke, Amber, Carmen, and Katrina Tomlinson, Brock Matzke, Stephanie, Dan, Tom and Suzanne Butz, proud great grandfather to Alli Peters, and Nate, Sammy, and Max Kerscher.  Bob is survived by three brothers (Harold (Pat) of Green Bay, Russell (JoAnn) of DePere, and Jerry (Janice) of Green Bay; and two sisters Erna(Bob) Borsig of DePere and Mary Lou (Charles) Randel of Green Bay.  Bob was preceded in death by his parents, Earl and Annie (Scray) Matzke, brothers Merle and Donald, and three sisters, Betty Corrigan, Shirley Jankowski and Eunice Gazella.  Bob drove for the Green Bay Chicago Lines for 22 years until his retirement in 1985.  He enjoyed retirement years with his wife and family.  A place will be empty at family gatherings, special occasions and everyday living, but his wisdom and love fill our hearts always as he continues on through his children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, and all who loved him.  Friends may call at Ryan Funeral Home 205 N. 10th St DePere, Monday January 20th, 2003, from 4 to 8 pm.  .....Burial will be at Lawerence Cemetery. 

Submitted by Pat Matzke