Henry E. Matic
January 22, 1947 - July 3, 2014
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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.
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Sun, July 13, 2014
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM


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Trinity United Methodist Church
425 Lyndon St.
Waldo, Wisconsin 53093


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Sun, July 13, 2014
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM


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Trinity United Methodist Church
425 Lyndon St.
Waldo, Wisconsin 53093


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Gerry Bernard
Sep 1, 2014

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

Sep 1, 2014
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 Friend... Gerry

Gerry Bernard
Michael ANTOSCH, Vienna/Austria
Jul 29, 2014

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

Jul 29, 2014
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 those years while listening to his storys... We miss you Henry!!!

Michael ANTOSCH, Vienna/Austria
Colleen Harvey
Jul 12, 2014

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

Jul 12, 2014
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 the family.

Colleen Harvey
Babe Quintrall
Jul 11, 2014

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

Jul 11, 2014
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, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away". All the best wishes for your family at this difficult time, I am truly sorry for your loss.

Babe Quintrall
Jessica Kritzer (Matic)
Jul 10, 2014

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

Jul 10, 2014
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. We made pudgy pies around the fire. I'm pretty sure that's the only time I spent the night in a camper & it's definitely my first pudgy pie experience. Enjoy your time in heaven with family & friends and enjoy all of the food grandma is preparing for you.

Jessica Kritzer (Matic)
Michael J Matic
Jul 10, 2014

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

Jul 10, 2014
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 up with Henry, I'll keep them close. As a kid, I was always on call, as I was his favorite "gofer" (go for this, go for that). I remember good times playing cards, horse shoes, golf (the only bother I could ever beat!!), fishing and family get togethers. I remember helping with the never ending task of working on his house, planting over 1,000 trees on his land. Henry liked a good mystery, Sherlock Holmes or Alfred Hitchcock and loved to laugh at Get Smart and the guys on Stalag Thirteen. Henry I'll miss you, see you again with Mom and Dad when I come home. As Henry always called me; Michael.

Michael J Matic
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