Harris “Butch” Matke

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Harris "Butch"

Harris “Butch” Matke

Passed away December 13, 2021 at the age of 71.  Dear father of Chad, Todd (Janelle), and Eric (Crystal).  Beloved son of Vivian and the late Leonard.  Caring grandfather of Gavin, Amber Rose, Tyler, Taylor, Dylan, and Tristan.  Loving brother of Cindi (Chalmers) Hoye, JoAnne Brown, Susan (the late Robert) Miller, and Barbara (Wayne) Puerner.  Also survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

Private Services will be held at a later date.


  1. Jack Stolowski December 21, 2021 at 8:29 am - Reply

    This is Jack Stolowski – I have many many good memories of Butch . I lived on East Lincoln right next to Napoli pizza. Butch and I were best friends back in the 60’s. We did a lot of things together – deer hunting at your grandparents in Stevens Point, double dating, playing baseball at Linus playground, ice skating, working at Goldmans, shooting pool etc . We did so many things I lost track. Our mutual friends were Mike Barna, Jim Lueck, I remember his dad’s passing back in 1968. It was difficult for Butch and the family.
    I am in shock of Butch’s passing. Please accept my deepest sympathies to the family. May God be with you.
    I will cherish these memories forever.

    If there is anyway I can be put in contact with any of his sisters I would love to have a chat with them.

    • Janelle S Matke April 24, 2022 at 1:13 am - Reply

      Please do an online search for his sister Susan Miller on Lenox Street on Milwaukee. I’m sure the family would love to hear from you.

  2. Jackie (Miller) Ledesma December 22, 2021 at 8:01 am - Reply

    My thoughts and heart are with you at this difficult time. I am so sorry for your loss. Hoping happy memories bring comfort in the days ahead. I’m thinking about all of you and sending heartfelt sympathies and condolences.

  3. Wayne and JoEllyn Kulasiewicz December 26, 2021 at 3:38 pm - Reply

    Butch was a friend of ours from years and years back. He stood up to our wedding 49 years ago. He and I shot a lot of pool together. He loved his pork chop sandwiches too! You have our sympathy in your loss.

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