Mr. Henry Matic, of Adell, formerly of Milwaukee, passed away early Thursday morning, July 3, 2014, at Rocky Knoll Care Facilityfollowing a courageous battle with Prostate Cancer. He was 67 years old.
Henry was born in Windischgarsten, Austria on January 22, 1947, son of Milrod and Ida Steiner Matic. The family immigrated to the United States when Henry was a young child, and settled in Duluth, MN. They later moved to Milwaukee. Henry graduated from Milwaukee Boys Technical School, then started work with the Wisconsin Electric Company. He proudly served his country in the US Air Force during the Viet Nam War, and returned to work with Wisconsin Electric as a power plant designer.
On December 27, 1975 Henry was united in marriage with Patricia Utecht Mitsch in Oak Creek. They soon moved to Adell and raised their family. Hank retired from WE-Energies in 2009, having worked at the Milwaukee, Port Washington, Oak Creek, Germantown and Valley power plants over his 40 year tenure. Mr. Matic was a member for the American Legion- National Post, and enjoyed playing cards and tending his extensive gardens. In his younger days he enjoyed hunting and fishing. Most recently he enjoyed spending time with his fellow retirees at monthly breakfast gatherings.
Henry is survived by his loving wife, Patt, and their four children: Debra (Carl) Raticke of Waterford, Todd (Rita) Mitsch of Lake Geneva, Tim Mitsch of Tuscon, AZ and Heidi (Bill) Sitzberger of Waldo, and 5 grandchildren: Heidi, Melissa, Christopher, Branden and Megan. He is also survived by his eight favorite people in the world; his great-grandchildren: Mason, Skylar, Amaya, Carnell, Everett, Ryan, Rainah and Leif. Further survivors include his 3 brothers: Karl Matic, Ludwig "Buck" (Allie) Matic and Mike (Anna) Matic, all of Milwaukee, brother and sister-in-law Pete & Sue Utecht of Holy Hill, nieces, nephews, many remaining relatives in Austria, other relatives and friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents and 1 grandson, Timothy Mitsch.
Funeral Services will be held at 4PM on Sunday, July 13 at Trinity United Methodist Church, 425 Lyndon St., Waldo. Rev. Linda Westphal-Buth will preside. Military Honors will follow. The family will receive visitors at the CHURCH on Sunday from 2-4PM. The Eernisse Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. ... Read More
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Mom Pat, Oh I am so terribly sad to see this for you...I know and remember so well what Mr. Henry meant to you...Please Email me...I cannot get in touch with you with the old numbers. Love You Pat (((HUG))) Your Alabama... more
Dear Pat, Michael & Family! i'm so sorry of your loss and even we lost track, we were so often talking about the great times we had together overseas and here in Austria. i can still smell Henry's cigars after all thos... more
My sympathies to Pat and the Matic family. The few times I saw Henry you could tell immediately what a fun loving man he was. Loved his smile. He was a good man and I know he will be greatly missed. A very sad loss for t... more
My deepest sympathy to Henry's family and friends. May you find comfort and hope in the promise recorded for us at Revelation 21:4 where it says "And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more... more
Uncle Henry, I hope you are now at peace. I know Grandma & Grandpa are happy to see you. I'm sure grandma has already made you a nice batch of potato horns. I will always remember the camping trip with Timmy & Megan. W... more
I loved Henry, not only as my brother but also as my mentor. I learned a lot from him. From my first card trick to perseverance. My brother never fell short of telling a good joke. I have lots of fond memories of growing... more