Albert William "Al" Matzes Jr., 58, Washington, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012.
He was born Oct. 13, 1954, in St. Joseph, the son of Albert W. Matzes Sr. and wife Etta, nee Montgomery.
Mr. Matzes received his education in St. Joseph and graduated from Missouri Western University. He earned his master's degree from Missouri Baptist University.
On June 23, 1979, he was united in marriage to Jo Neufeld in Hutchinson, Kan.
Mr. Matzes' chosen career was as an educator and football coach. In October 2012, Mr. Matzes retired from the Washington School District. He was a member of First United Methodist Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and one brother, Michael Matzes.
Mr. Matzes is survived by his wife, Jo Matzes; four sons, Craig Matzes and wife Michelle, Brett Matzes and wife Brittany, Trey Matzes and Drew Matzes, all of Washington; three grandchildren, Austin, Madison and Albert William; one brother, Richard Matzes, California, Mo.; other relatives and many friends.
A funeral service was held Monday, Nov. 26, at First United Methodist Church,Washington, with the Rev. Marsha West Eichler officiating.
Burial was in the church cemetery.
Memorials to First United Methodist Church or the WHS Booster Club for the football team are preferred.
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The Matzes family was served by Oltmann Funeral Home, Washington.