Harold Vivian Matz, 86, of Breckenridge, MN formerly of Wolverton, MN died Sunday, January 10, 2010 at St. Catherine’s Living Center in Wahpeton, ND surrounded by his family.
His funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, January 14, 2010 at
Visitation will be Wednesday, January 13, 2010 from 4p.m. to 8p.m. with a prayer service at 7 p.m. at Joseph Vertin & Sons Funeral Home,
Interment will be at
Pallbearers will be Harold’s five sons and his brother-in-law, Kenneth Olson.
Honorary Pallbearers will be Harold’s grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and Warren Priebe, his cousin.
Harold was born to Roland Matz and Angeline (Osmondson) Matz on March 15, 1923. He was baptized at
Harold married Mildred Hein on November 11, 1945 at
Harold’s passions were his family, his farm, and his Lord. He greeted each day by reading scripture. He led many Bible studies and did extensive journaling about day to day life. His farm became a Century farm in 2000. He received numerous awards for his crops at local and regional shows. He was the recipient of soil conservation awards and took pride in the stewardship of his land. In 1998 he received the Outstanding Agri-Business award from the Breckenridge Chamber of Commerce.
Harold was a member of
Harold is survived by his wife of 64 years, Mildred Matz, of Breckenridge and
five sons: David (Gayle) Matz, Wolverton, MN and their daughters, Sara (David) Holmes, Heidi (Dennis) Welsh and Melissa; Michael (Claudia) Matz, Breckenridge, MN and their children, Nicholas Matz, and Nicolette (Greg) Neutz; Timothy (Jo) Matz, Wahpeton, ND and their children Kristy, Ryan, and Kari; Nathan (Gloria) Matz, Breckenridge, MN and their children Matthew (Heather) Matz and Jennifer (Josh) Hass; Jonathan (Laurie) Matz, Fort Worth, Texas and their sons Tyler and Hunter. Harold is also survived by his eight great-grandchildren: Kaitlyn and Caroline Holmes, Charlotte, Lucas and Stephanie Welsh, Madeline and Noah Bethard and Isabella Matz and his sister, Bette Peters of
He was preceded in death by his parents: Roland and Angeline Matz; his sisters, Doris Ballard, Treva Ujka, and infant sister; and his nephew, Mark Ballard.
In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials be given to Grace Lutheran Church of Breckenridge