Jon E. Matz, a lifetime resident of Lake Tomahawk, passed away (went on vacation with wife, Darlene) peacefully at home surrounded by his family on April 13, 2014.
He was an avid trapper, fisherman and hunter, who also hunted many years in Wyoming and Montana. He also was a volunteer fire fighter for Lake Tomahawk Fire Department. Jon also was a logger who always wanted to keep his family warm and still will for sometime to come. He retired from Pukall Lumber Co. after 30 some years. Jon also was a sexton for the Wilderness Rest Cemetery for Lake Tomahawk. When digging graves with a shovel he was sure to make each corner square. Jon took pride and dignity in everyone he buried.
He was married to Darlene Trapp in 1955, spent four years in the Air Force stationed in Riverside, Cal. Last surviving son of Mabelle and Paul Matz, preceded in death by his brothers, sisters and wife, Darlene.
He is survived by his children, Linda Matz-Doman (Bill) of Stoughton, Ken Matz (Karen) of Burlington, and Daphne (Ross) of Tuluksak, Alaska. Grandchildren are Jeremy (Becky) Barnhill of Rhinelander, Sheena Matamoros of Green Bay, and Joshua Gundelach (Molly) of Plover. Great grandchildren include Gavin Gundelach, Amaya Matamoros, Austin Swetich and Gavin and Alex Barnhill.
The family would like to express sincere gratitude and appreciation for everyone that was a part of Jon E. Matz’s life.
Services were at Bolger Funeral Home in Woodruff, on Wednesday, April 16, and again on Thursday, April 17, followed by word and prayer. Jon then join his wife Darlene, in rest and peace at Wilderness Rest Cemetery in Lake Tomahawk.
Bolger Funeral and Cremation Services is assisting the family, 715-356-3200 or visit www.bolgerfuneral.com to share condolences.