Frank Matrise

Frank A. Matrise Jr.

Saturday, January 1st, 1966 - Thursday, July 11th, 2019
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Frank A. Matrise, Jr., of Kenosha, passed away peacefully at his home on Thursday, July 11th surrounded by his loving family.

Born on January 1, 1966, in Kenosha; he was the son of Frank and Sandra (Silk) Matrise. He graduated from St. Mary’s Grade School, St. Joseph High School (1984), Carthage College (1990) and from Olivett Nazarene with his master’s degree.

On July 5, 1997, he married Wendy Hunkeler at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church.

Frank taught fourth grade at Frank Elementary for 8 years, and later was the Dean of Students at Tremper High School for 21 years. He coached football for 34 years, he was the head coach at Tremper for 19 years and then later coached at St. Joseph Catholic Academy.

He was a member of the Roma Lodge, Italian Businessmen Association, Wisconsin Football Coaches Association, WFCA District Representative, President WFCA, WIAA Football Advisory Board, American Football Coaches Association, and St. Mary Excellence Education Committee.

Frank won many awards over the years, but the most notable being the 2011 Dick and Marjory Rundle Positive Influence of Coach Award; SE Conference and WFCA Coach of the Year, which he was awarded on a few occasions. In 2016, he was inducted into the Wisconsin Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame, joining his dad who was inducted in 2010.

He loved all athletics, especially football. He was a Notre Dame, Wisconsin Badger, Cubs, and Packer’s fan. He enjoyed attending family gatherings, reunions, and parish festivals, as well as, traveling to Walt Disney World and taking cruises. Christmas was his favorite holiday. He enjoyed spending time with his family, especially with his children, Katelyn and Kyle.

Frank is survived by his wife, Wendy Matrise of Kenosha; his twins, Katelyn and Kyle Matrise both of Kenosha; his parents, Frank and Sandra Matrise, Sr, of Kenosha; three sisters, Julie (David) Rivera of Kenosha, Gina (Adam) Wnuck of Wentzville, MO, Kathy (Tim) Figlewski of Bollingbrook, IL; mother-in-law, Dolores Hunkeler of Kenosha; and many loving nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Joseph and Minnie Matrise; maternal grandparents, Mike and Mae Silk; father-in-law, Lee Hunkeler; and sister, Marie Matrise.

A visitation will be held on Thursday, July 18th at Proko Funeral Home from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Prayers will be held on Friday, July 19th at the funeral home at 9:15 a.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, July 19th at St. Mary’s Catholic Church at 10:00 a.m. Entombment will follow at All Saints Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the family would be appreciated, a donation will be made towards academic scholarship funds in Frank’s name, as well as for Katelyn and Kyle.

Proko Funeral Home & Crematory
5111 60th St. 262 654 3533
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Thursday, July 18th, 2019 | 3:00pm - 7:00pm
    Thursday, July 18th, 2019 3:00pm - 7:00pm
    Proko Funeral Home & Crematory
    5111-60th Street
    KENOSHA, WI 53144
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  • Service

    Friday, July 19th, 2019 | 10:00am
    Friday, July 19th, 2019 10:00am
    St. Mary Catholic Church
    7307-40th Avenue
    KENOSHA, WI 53142
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    Father Roman Stikel
  • Interment

    Friday, July 19th, 2019 |
    Friday, July 19th, 2019
    All Saints Mausoleum
    3300 Springbrook Road
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Larry Carbone

Posted at 08:02pm
Frankie was a passionate, energetic spirit. What I appreciated most was his positive attitude with family, friends and his players. I truly loved his competitive spirit, instilling in his players the desire to always do your best. While Frankie spent too little time with us, he had tremendous impact on those he touched. We will miss him dearly but his spirit and great smile will live on. Larry Carbone

Jim pulera

Posted at 06:28pm
Our condolences from the Jim Pulera family

Alex Hagen

Posted at 02:30pm
Coach Matrise was a great mentor to me on and off the field. It was a privilege to be a part of the Tremper teams from 2004-2008. My sympathies to the Matrise family.

Alex Hagen

Cynthia Bruno

Posted at 02:10pm
I am sending our deepest sympathies to the Matrise family. Our prayers go out to the familiy for blessings and comfort.
We have some wonderful memories of Coach Matrise, from being a part of the 2003 and 2004 Tremper football team. Coach saw to it that we were all like a close family. There was lots of good food and togetherness!
We will always remember Coach Matrise and miss him. He was a man of intergrity and heart, a true community leader.
Rest In Peace Coach Matrise.❤

Drozdz, Murray, Albo, Lyczk Families

Posted at 11:40am
Our warmest condolences, Frank brought so many wonderful memories to our basketball travels. We will never forget him.
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