Marie V. Matranga, age 94, passed away Wednesday, October 27, 2010. Marie was born in Rock Island, IL, daughter of the late Oscar J. and Martha (Nee: Broshaw) Becker.
Survivors include her three children, Duane (Marla) Matranga of Fontana, WI, James (Linda) Newman of CO; Suzanne Wehrly of CA, Charles Matranga of Racine; her grandchildren, Joel Matranga, Melissa Matranga, Colette Manning, both of CA, Matt Manning of Hawaii, James Newman Jr., Ann Newman of CO; her great-grandchildren, Mariposa Estrada, Taj and Lily Manning; nieces, nephews, other relatives and special friends, Dan and Sue Cabush and Lee Mulder.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her granddaughter, Nina Matranga; brothers, Bud Becker, Gus (Jean) Becker, Emil (Anna) Becker; sisters, Lillian (Albert) Schekler, Janet (David) Aldridge, Shirley Coleman, Elaine Funk, Til Bradley, Irma Anderson; brothers-in-law, William Coleman, Harry Funk, Gilbert Bradley and Maynard Anderson.
Funeral services with entombment will be held Thursday, November 4, 2010, at 1:30 p.m. at West Lawn Memorial Park, 9000 Washington Ave., with Rev. Alan Schneider officiating. Relatives and friends may meet with the family Thursday at the cemetery from 1 p.m. until time of service at 1:30 p.m. Memorials to the Becker-Shoop Center have been suggested.
Marie’s family wishes to extend their sincere gratitude to all the caregivers at the Becker-Shoop Center for their loving and compassionate care.
MARESH-MEREDITH & ACKLAM FUNERAL HOME
803 Main St., Racine (262) 634-7888