Marilyn M. Matzke

September 03, 1935 — September 13, 2023

Service Details

Marilyn M. Matzke, 88 of Waukee, passed away on Wednesday, September 13, 2023.

Marilyn was born September 3, 1935, in Des Moines, Iowa to Charles and Delaine (Holton) Zaiver. She was a proud graduate of East High School and a very proud Southsider. She retired from Des Moines Public Schools as an Executive Secretary at Lincoln High School after 23 years in September of 2000. She was a member of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church and the Altar & Rosary Society for many years.

She enjoyed traveling, shopping, and attending East High School reunions.

Marilyn is survived by her children, Craig (Janice) Matzke and Tammy; and grandchildren, Jennifer (James) Sundquist, Steven Matzke, and Joey Matzke.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Larry Matzke; son, Matthew Matzke; and sister, Helen Eggen

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, 15 Indianola Road, Des Moines, Iowa on Tuesday, September 19, 2023, at 10:00 a.m., with visitation prior, from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. A burial will take place at Glendale Cemetery in Des Moines, immediately following services.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the family for distribution to a favorite charity of Marilyn’s in her loving memory.

The family would like to thank the Unity Point Hospice Team and Independence Village staff for their compassionate care of our Mom and Grandma.

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