Edward C. Matz Jr., 71, Pickerel, died Sunday July 4, 2021, at Aspirus Wausau Hospital.
He was born May 18, 1950, in Wausau, son of the late Edward C. and Marion (Kaufmann) Matz Sr. On September 18, 2010, he married Judy (Andreas) Landrum Pagenkopf in Wausau. She survives.
From the age of 19 up to his retirement, Ed had been employed with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation as a surveyor. Among his favorite pastimes, Ed enjoyed hunting, fishing and sitting with his dogs, Oddie and Rainie Day and Rainie Lynn.
Survivors include his wife, Judy; four children, Jamie (Dirk) Cabanski, Green Bay, Kari Cabanski, Anchorage, Alaska, Mandy (Jared Wahn) Matz, Schofield, Jared (Kristi) Matz, LaCrosse; five grandchildren, Haley and Cole Cabanski, Caden Cabanski, Morgan and Mavrik Matz; four siblings, Hope Baken, Fond du Lac, Marilyn (Terry) Fischer, Chad (Cindy) Matz, Mark (Judy) Matz, all of Birnamwood; step-children, Bruce Beadles and his children, Breanna and Kiki; Daniel Landrum and his children, Heather and Austin; one step-great granddaughter, Lilly.
Besides his parents, Ed was preceded in death by an infant son, Joseph Edward Matz.
The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Monday July 12, 2021, at St. Agnes Catholic Church, 6101 Zinser Street, Weston. Rev. Greg Bohren will preside. Burial will be in Restlawn Memorial Park, Wausau. Visitation will be on Monday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of services at the church.
Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at www.petersonkraemer.com
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