Sunday, December 23, 2012

Charles Matranga

Charles 'Chuck' Matranga went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, December 23, 2012, from his residence. He was born in Racine on December 19, 1949, son of the late Joseph and Marie (Nee: Becker) Matranga.

Chuck resided in Racine his entire life. As a young man he helped out in the family business, Matranga's Super Market. He was deeply religious with a strong devotion to prayer. Chuck received great joy in life by praying for and helping those in need. He possessed a very generous soul.

He also possessed a very outgoing personality, and an infectious smile, and liked to engage in conversation with everyone he met. He was a dedicated sports enthusiast and was very passionate about his teams. He was a big fan of the Packers, the Brewers and the Cubs. Chuck was also an animal enthusiast and enjoyed feeding the visiting birds that came to his yard. His other hobbies included his art, and telling jokes.  He will be dearly missed by all his family and friends.

Surviving are his siblings, Duane (Marla) Matranga of Fontana, WI, James (Linda) Newman of CO, and  Suzanne Wehrly of CA; nieces and nephews, Joel Matranga of Fontana WI, Melissa Matranga, Colette Manning, both of CA, Matt Manning of Hawaii, James Newman Jr., Ann Newman of CO; great-nieces and great-nephew, Mariposa Estrada, Taj and Lily Manning and other family members. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his niece, Nina Matranga.

Funeral services with entombment will be held Thursday, January 3, 2013, at 10:30 a.m. at West Lawn Memorial Park Chapel, 9000 Washington Ave., with Rev. Alan Schneider officiating.   Relatives and friends may meet with the family Thursday at the cemetery chapel from 10 a.m. until time of service at 10:30 a.m.

A special thank you to all his family and to his special friends, Dan and Sue Cabush, Lee Mulder and Tanya Trevino, for all their support.

803 Main St., Racine    (262) 634-7888

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