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Roxanne G. Matz, 82

Died Sept. 5, 2017

Roxanne G. Matz, age 82 of Hastings, died peacefully Tuesday evening, September 5, 2017, at Augustana Care of Hastings.

Roxanne Grace, the daughter of Charles and Louise (DeFrang) Norton, was born on December 15, 1934, in Florence Township, Goodhue County, Minnesota. Following her graduation from Red Wing High School, Roxanne was united in marriage to Edward "Ralph" Matz on October 24, 1953, at Guardian Angles Catholic Church in Hastings. He later preceded her in death on October 2, 2008. Roxanne was the longtime Emergency Service Coordinator for Hastings Family Service, and enjoyed helping people in any way she could. She also loved buying, selling, and collecting antiques, as well as playing cards. Most of all, Roxanne loved spending time with family, especially her grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Ralph; her son, Scott and his wife Sharon; and daughter-in-law, Cindy Matz.

Roxanne is survived by her children, Bart Matz of Hastings, Barbara (Brian) Tonkin of Newberg, IN, Guy (fianc, Rochelle) Matz of Cottage Grove, and Eric (Jen) Matz of Hastings; her many grandchildren and great grandchildren; her sister, Margaret Banks of Red Wing; and by many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Monday, September 11, 2017, at Caturia-Smidt Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Hastings, with Gordon Gathright officiating. Interment will follow at Lakeside Cemetery in Hastings. Visitation will be held at the funeral home for one hour prior to the service on Monday.

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Arrangements are being completed by Caturia-Smidt Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Hastings. 651-437-9419