THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Matthew Zepka died at his home on Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013 from complications due to a stroke on his 97th birthday, a few days earlier.
He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps, Pacific Theater, during WWII, and was in ordnance on B-29 bombers and was awarded the Bronze Star. He worked in the CCC in Laona and retired from Schwinn Bicycle Company in 1981.
Survivors include two sons, Leonard (Linda), and Gary; two daughters, Gloria and Margaret; 8 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, brothers and sisters-in-law.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Agnes Zepka, his wife of 65 years, Anne (Veriha) Zepka; and a brother, Chester.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Tuesday, Oct. 29 at Annunciation Catholic Church, Green Bay. Burial took place at Suamico Cemetery with full military honors. Blaney Funeral Home of Green Bay served the family.