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James "Jim" A. Matzner

James “Jim” Matzner

November 19,1958 -- April 26, 2019

James “Jim” A. Matzner, 60, of McCool Junction, died Friday, April 26, 2019, at Gresham.

Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m. on Wednesday, May 1, at the York City Auditorium in York, with the Rev. Matthew Mau officiating. Burial will follow in the McCool Cemetery, north of McCool Junction. Visitation will be held from 1-8 p.m. on Monday, April 29 and from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on Tuesday, April 30 at the mortuary. The family will greet friends from 6-7:30 p.m. on Tuesday evening at the York City Auditorium. In lieu of plants and flowers, memorials may be directed to the family for later designation.

Jim was born Nov. 19, 1958, to Donald L. and Peggy J. (Dearing) Matzner at York. On April 1, 1983, Jim was united in marriage to Kathryn Mertens in Colorado Springs, Colorado. To this union four children were born.

Jim was currently serving as a Captain on the York Fire Department, and was a member of the International Association of Fire Firefighters and Union #1648. He was also a member of the McCool Junction Volunteer Fire Department. Jim also farmed his family's land at Gresham, and operated the family car business, York Motor Company, for many years.

He is survived by his wife, Kathy of McCool Junction; children: Jake Matzner of McCool Junction, Adam (Kira) Matzner of Lincoln, Jill (Shane) Myers of Lincoln, and Matt Matzner of Lincoln; grandchildren: Nathan and Harrison Matzner of Lincoln; his mother, Peggy Matzner of Columbus; his sisters, Janet Matzner of Gresham, Julie (Chad) Hoffman of York, and Jean Anne Matzner of York. He is also survived by his brothers-in-law, Larry (Becki) Mertens of York and Ken (Sally) Mertens of Lincoln; father-in-law, Lawrence (Georgialee) Mertens of Lincoln; mother-in-law, Linda (Gary) Loge of McCool Junction; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father; brother, Jerry; sister, JoAnne; and nephews, Peyton and Parker Hoffman.

Condolences may be left for the family at www.metzmortuary.com.

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