Donna F. Matzke, 83

Donna F. Matzke, 83, of Oswego, passed away Wednesday at St. Luke Health Services.

Born in Minnesota, Donna had lived in Granby for many years. She had retired from Lanigan Elementary School after more than 25 years as a first grade teacher. She was a member of the First United Church of Fulton.

Donna was predeceased by her husband, Frank H. Matzke, who passed away in 1996.

She is survived by her sons, Frank James Matzke of FL, Stephen C. and Erick J. Matzke of Fulton, Douglas E. Matzke of MD and Roger W. Matzke of PA; a daughter, Kandace E. Eaton of Old Chatham; siblings, Allison, Rodney, David and Robert Growe; 15 grandchildren; Eight great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Services will be 10 am Monday at First United Church of Fulton, 33 S. Third St., Fulton. Spring burial will be at Jacksonville Cemetery, Lysander. Calling hours will be 1 to 4 pm Sunday at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay St., Fulton.

Contributions may be made to First United Church of Fulton, 33 S. Third St., Fulton or Cody Volunteer Fire Dept., 155 Co. Rte. 55, Fulton, 13069.

Foster Funeral Home, Inc.


  1. I am so sorry for your loss. She was a very kind and lovely lady who I enjoyed though church. My condolence to the family!

  2. Our condolences to Mrs. Matzke’s family. What a lovely, kind person and a gifted, patient teacher. My two children loved her as their teacher at Lanigan Elementary School. The world has lost a gentle soul.

  3. Did Mrs. Matzke teach in Phoenix NY? If so, she was my 3rd grade teacher (I am now 61) and I will never forget her. She was wonderful!!

    My sincere condolences.

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