Edward Charles Matz Sr., 99
Edward C. Matz Sr., 99 of Birnamwood, died on Saturday, April 11, 2020 at Cloverleaf Terrace, Birnamwood with his family by his side.
He was born on July 25, 1920 in Birnamwood, the son of Frank and Alma (Giese) Matz.
Ed was a United States Army Veteran serving during World War II. He was a member of the Darling Gunderson Post #341 American Legion Birnamwood and served as past commander.
On June 18, 1949, Ed was united in marriage to Marion Kaufmann at St. Philomena Catholic Church, Birnamwood. She preceded him in death on September 17, 2018.
Ed owned and operated the Ed Matz Mobil in Birnamwood for many years. He also worked for the Village of Birnamwood and drove school bus for a number of years. He also served on the Birnamwood Volunteer Fire Department. Ed enjoyed deer hunting and trout fishing in his younger years. He has calendars of many years where he documented the air temperature every day. He was very proud of his country and his time in the Army. It was a life-long dream of his to attend the Never Forgotten Honor Flight in 2010.
Survivors include his children, Ed (Judy) Matz Jr. of Pickerel, Hope Baken of Fond du Lac, Marilyn (Terry) Fischer of Norrie, Chad (Cindy) Matz and Mark (Judie) Matz all of Birnamwood; 12 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Shirley Clark of Birnamwood and Lois Liethen of Wittenberg and special neighbors, Ron “Berf” and Jonelle Resch.
Ed was preceded in death by his wife; parents; and siblings, Eudora Crawford, Evelyn Frederick, Mildred White and Melvin Matz.
A Public visitation will be held on Thursday, April 16, 2020 from 9:00am until 10:30 am at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Birnamwood.
A private funeral will be held following the visitation. Rev. Matthew Christians will officiate. Burial with full military honors will be held at St. Philomena Catholic Cemetery, town of Norrie.
A public celebration honoring Ed will be held at a later date.
The family encourages the community and friends wishing to pay their respects to practice social distancing and keep the State mandates in mind. Please be patient as measures will be taken to practice social distancing during the visitation time.
Schmidt & Schulta Funeral Home, Birnamwood is assisting the family with funeral arrangements. Memories and messages of support may be shared at schmidtschulta.com
The family wishes to thank Dr. McKenna and the staff at Cloverleaf Terrace for the wonderful care given to Ed.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Birnamwood American Legion or St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Birnamwood.