Joan M. Freiwald Matter

Joan M. Freiwald Matter (Nee Nelson) of Sun City, Ariz., formerly of 
Mequon, died Monday, May 18, 2009, at the age of 74.
Joan was preceded in death by her husband, Reinhard Freiwald; and her 
sister, Joyce Loomis.

Joan is survived by her beloved husband, Earl Matter. She was the 
loving mother of James (Cindy) Freiwald, Linda (Dan) Stauss and 
Richard Freiwald; Oma of Allie and Maddie Freiwald, Ryan, Mitchel and 
Benjamin Stauss, Matthew, Onilee and Arika Freiwald. She was the 
special twin sister of Peggy (Jerry) Olson, the fond second mother of 
Debra (Kermit) Suits and second grandmother of Julie (Markus) Linke 
and Kevin Suits. Joan is further survived by dear relatives in 
Germany, nieces, nephews and many friends.

Joan was a member of American Lutheran Church, Sun City, and the 
German American Friendship Club of Sun City.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, May 26, at Schramka-Densow Funeral 
Home, 423 N. Main St., Thiensville, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., followed 
by a funeral service at 7 p.m. Entombment will be at Resurrection 
Cemetery, Mequon.