Robert "Butch" Matz
Born March 4, 1952 in Kansas City, KS, Robert ("Butch"/"Bob") Matz passed away on March 6, 2022. He is survived by his wife of 44 years Sue Pierson Matz, son Joshua, granddaughter Marlie, brother Fred Matz (Ann), sister Mary Cobb (Bill), and many beloved nephews, nieces, in-laws and friends. He thought of Josh's friend Cody Canseco as our second son.
Preceding him in death are his parents Fred and Kathryn Matz, brothers Jack Steele, Bobbie Steele and Gilbert Matz, sister Shirley Bennett, nephews Tommy Burns, Billy Bennett, David Steele, and Shawn Steele and great-nephew, Kyle Trambley.
Butch was a member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Grandview, MO and demonstrated his faith by always helping others. He was very hard-working, dedicated to his family and home, and was very proud of the man Josh had become. Butch "Papa" adored Marlie and showed his orneriness by teaching her many pranks. He was known to visit hardware stores on a daily basis. He was a fun-loving guy and an avid fan of the Kansas Jayhawks and Kansas City Chiefs and loved anything to do with airplanes. He had wanted to join the Air Force as a young man, but physical injuries prevented service.
He was a 1970 graduate of Argentine High School, where he was very active on the football and track teams. He later played softball on the church league team.
Arrangements are being held at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Grandview, MO on Saturday, March 26 with Visitation at 10 a.m., Service at 11, and a reception/meal following the service.
In lieu of flowers, please honor his memory by donating to Muscular Dystrophy Association, St. Jude's Children's Hospital,
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, or to a church or charity of your choice.