Marion F. Matz, 91
Marion F. Matz, age 91 of Birnamwood, passed away on Monday, September 17, 2018 at her home surrounded by family and under the care of LeRoyer Hospice, Antigo.
She was born on December 24, 1926 in Sheboygan, the daughter of the late Joseph and Theresa (Trumm) Kaufmann. She later moved to Birnamwood where she lived her entire life. On June 18, 1949 she married Edward Matz, Sr. at St. Philomena Catholic Church in Birnamwood, he survives.
Marion was a very busy lady. She loved to sew, crochet, and knit, but most of all she loved to sing and play her guitar. She entertained many places and was known to sing the “Bear Song” and other songs of yesteryear for the elderly. She sang at the Homme Home on Fridays for their Mass when Fr. Ev was there. Marion made everyone around her happy and they enjoyed the sing-alongs. She loved flowers and being active in her church. She was known as the “Poppy Lady” on the street corners. Marion enjoyed selling Avon products, Home Imports, and Stanley Home Products. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary in Birnamwood for many years. Years ago she ran the Snack Bar restaurant in Birnamwood, and was also a Girl Scout leader. She will be missed by her family and friends.
Survivors include her husband, Edward; five children, Ed (Judy) Matz, Jr. of Pickerel, Hope Baken of Fon du Lac, Marilyn (Terry) Fischer of Norrie, Chad (Cindy) Matz, and Mark (Judie) Matz, all of Birnamwood; 12 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; two sisters-in-law, Shirley Clark of Birnamwood and Lois Liethen of Wittenberg; 2 brothers-in-law, George Twaroski and Keith White both of Birnamwood; and two very special neighbors, Ron “Berf” and Jonelle Resch.
She was preceded in death by her parents Joseph and Theresa Kaufmann, and siblings, Al Kaufmann, Bernice Silsby, Theresa Kunst, John Kaufmann, and Lorraine Twaroski.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 12 PM on Friday, September 21, 2018 at St. Philomena Catholic Church in Birnamwood. Fr. Vicente Llagas will officiate. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. The family will receive friends from 10 AM until the time of Mass on Friday at the church.
Schmidt & Schulta Funeral Home, Birnamwood is assisting the family with arrangements.
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In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, WI Chapter, 1120 James Drive, Suite A, Hartland, WI 53029