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.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated to Hospice of the Valley, 1510 E. Flower St., Phoenix, AZ 85014.