Harlan Van Matre, 79
June 2, 1939 -- Feb. 12, 2019
Harlan Van Matre of Cedarburg died peacefully on Feb. 12, 2019, at the
age of 79 with family at his side along with the wonderful aides and
staff from Aurora Hospital.
He was born in Milwaukee, Wis., on June 3, 1939, and moved to
Scandinavia, Wis., as a child. He was married for 44 years to Judy (Gretzinger).
Harlan had worked for medical device companies as a quality control
supervisor and wrote submissions for approval of new medical products to
Harlan had many interests. He enjoyed mostly his yearly trips
to Hawaii and cruises. When home, he enjoyed vegetable and flower
gardening. He was an avid Packers, Brewers and Bucks fan. He never
wanted to miss a game, so he spent many enjoyable hours watching sports.
Harlan is survived by his wife of 44 years, Judy, children; Julie Van
Matre, Amy DeLarm, Marnie (John Hollow) Van Matre, the late Chris
(Jackie) Kaldenberg, Leslie (Charles) Perrizo, Michael Kaldenberg, Alan
(Cary) Kaldenberg and Lillian Garcia, 15 grandchildren, two
great-grandchildren, sisters; Sandra (George) Boucher and Connie
Freeman, brothers-inlaw; Jerry (Rita) Gretzinger and Ken (Darlene)
Gretzinger and sisters-in-law; Debbie (John) Frost and Connie (Greg) Dahlman, many nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.
Harlan is preceded in death by his father, William Van Matre, mother,
Martha Mork and brothers, Dennis, Gary, Jim and Keith Mork.
Memorial Services will be held on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019, at the
Cedarburg Mueller Funeral Home & Crematory, W63 N527 Hanover Ave. at
11:30 a.m. with visitation from 10 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. Interment will be
held at a later date in Scandinavia, Wis.
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The family would like to express their appreciation for the wonderful
care provided by Dr. Maul and his staff from the cancer clinic and the
IV therapy nurses from Aurora Hospital. Jill, thanks for the help.