Ann R. Matenaer, 76
Jan. 11, 1939 Nov. 5, 2015

Ann R. MatenaerAnn R. Matenaer (nee Russell), 76, of West Bend, passed away unexpectedly, but peacefully, in her home on Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015. Ann was born Jan. 11, 1939, in Edinburgh, Scotland, to James and Jessie Russell (nee Taylor). Ann met the love of her life, Frank Matenaer, in Scotland in 1959 and they were married in West Bend on Nov. 25, 1961.

Before moving to the United States, Ann was employed at Allied Paper Merchants in Scotland. After coming to the United States she was employed at The West Bend Co. and retired from Matenaer Corp. after 26 years. She later worked part time at the Clothes Clinic in West Bend for 13 years. Ann enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her two grandchildren. She loved to travel abroad and take trips to the casino. Ann loved her Scottish heritage.

Ann is survived by her husband; her two sons, Scott (Melanie) Matenaer of Menomonee Falls and Troy (Chris) Matenaer of West Bend; two grandchildren, Alyssa and Nathan Matenaer; sister, Dee Lowe of Leicester, England; brother-in-law, Jimmy Matenaer; and sister-in-law, Terri Matenaer. She is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Ann was preceded in death by her parents; her mother- and father-in-law; her sister, Margaret Herringshaw; and sisters-in-law, Rosemary Menke and Sharon Matenaer.

A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015, at The Phillip Funeral Home (1420 W. Paradise Drive, West Bend) with Deacon Mike Koebel presiding. Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 4 p.m. until the time of service.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Klausmeier of the West Bend Clinic and Dr. Smale of St. Joseph Hospital, West Bend and their staff.

The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family: 262-338-2050 or online at