In Memory Of ...
February 25, 1931 - June 05, 2012
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, June 9, 2012 at 9:15 a.m. from the Piasecki-Althaus Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, 4804-7th Avenue. Interment with full military honors will follow in St. Casimir Cemetery.
A visitation will be held on Friday, June 8th at the funeral home from 5:00 until 8:00 p.m.
Joseph Matoska, age 81, of Kenosha passed away at his residence on Tuesday, June 5, 2012, surrounded by his family.
Born on February 25, 1931, in Glembokie, Poland, he was the son of the late Wladyslaw and Mary (Schasny) Matoszka. He was educated in Africa and England following World War II displacement from Poland. He came to the U.S. in 1956 and earned his degree from Kenosha Technical Institute.
From August 22, 1952 until July 17, 1954, Joe proudly served our country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.
For 36 years, he was employed as a Journeyman Tool and Die Maker and Machine Repair Technician with AMC/Chrysler, retiring in 1996.
On September 5, 1959, he married Irma Panter. They were blessed with four children before she passed away in 1978. On November 7, 1981, Joe married Anna Adamowicz in New Jersey. They were blessed with 30 years of marriage.
Joe was a member of the former St. Casimir Catholic Church and a current member of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church. He was also a member of the UAW Local 72 retirees, the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers Lodge #34, the VFW Junker-Ball Post #1865, the PLAV James Smelcer Post #34, the American Legion Paul Herrick Post #21 and the Polonia Soccer Club of Milwaukee. He was an avid woodworker and enjoyed taking road trips with his family.
He will be deeply missed by his wife, Anna; six children, Lisa (James) Simonds of Burlington, Mark (Nancy) of Brownstown, Michigan, Linda Matoska of Burlington, Rebecca (James Mentink) Matoska-Mentink, Annette (Dennis) Stich and Joseph Matoska all of Kenosha. Joe is further survived by two brothers, Peter (Mary), Casimir (Marianne) Matoska both of Kenosha and ten grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, June 9, 2012 at 9:15 a.m. from the Piasecki-Althaus Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, 4804-7th Avenue. Interment with full military honors will follow in St. Casimir Cemetery. A visitation will be held on Friday, June 8th at the funeral home from 5:00 until 8:00 p.m.
Posted on: April 09, 2013 | By: Mark Matoska
Pops, I loved you from the bottom of my heart. You raised me to be a gentleman and a believer in the Lord. And for this I thank you and I will love you forever and pray that you are in the arms of the Lord. Your son Mark
Posted on: June 08, 2012 | By: Melvina Klemm
Dear Rebecca and Family, I'm sorry to hear of your lost...your dad certainly was involved in the community. He will be missed by many but most certainly by your daughter one of his ten grandchildren. Please know we are thinking of you...myself, Laura and Kate. Love, Melvina Klemm
Posted on: June 08, 2012 | By: Margie Gentner
I'm so sorry, Becky, to hear about the loss of your father. It's truly heartbreaking, but know that he is up in Heaven watching over you, and waiting for you to join him.
Posted on: June 09, 2012 | By: Marcie
Annette, I am very sorry for your loss. While I did not know your Father, his obituary tells the story of a very interesting man with strong family and religious values. I am sure he will be deeply missed. Marcie
Posted on: June 06, 2012 | By: Joseph Setter
Mr. Matoska is held in the highest regard by myself and my family (Setter/Wawiorka) He and his family were a friend to my parents and sisters. My parents hold him in the highest regard. He showed his devotion to family and friends on a daily basis. He was a skilled carpenter who used his skills in helping others. He was a devoted father who was a pillar of the community. And he will be missed.
Posted on: June 07, 2012 | By: Dawn & Damon Weiss
In the Loss of Your Dad - memories, thoughts, remembrance, sympathy, honor. He was your dad, and he shaped who you are... gave you his love... taught you what he knew... You'll always honor him in the way you live your life and in your heart with your lasting memories, caring thoughts, memories, peace.
Posted on: June 06, 2012 | By: Sue Paskiewicz
My deepest sympathy to Anna and her family at this sad time. I am so glad that I was fortunate to get to know Joe and your family at St. Casimir many years ago. He was a wonderful man and will be missed. I will remember all of you in my prayers.