Lynn L. Matzke


Lynn L. Matzke, 64 of Bismarck, peacefully passed away on Sunday April 18, 2021 surrounded in love by his family.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Cathedral of the Holy Spirit at 11:00 am on Friday April 23, 2021.  The livestream of the service will be available at the church’s link,  https://venue.streamspot.com/event/MjYyNTI5OQ==

Lynn was born in Bismarck, ND to Roger and Isabel Matzke on May 29, 1956. He was the youngest of 4 boys in his family. He graduated Bismarck High School and shortly after entered into the cement and gravel industry. He started at Dakota Ready Mix which later was acquired by Knife River. He truly enjoyed going to work to provide for his family. He loved working with all his co-workers especially his nephew Brad Matzke. When Brad and Lynn were together there was always fun and mischief. Lynn was one of the most experienced drivers in the industry.

Shortly after graduating high school Lynn met and married the love of his life Judy (Bosch). They were happily married a total of 39 years and had two beautiful daughters, Laura and Susan. Lynn’s true joy in life was spending time with his wife and daughters. He and Judy loved going for Saturday night drives, attending bonfires with family, enjoying a cold one watching the sunset, and walking the family pets down in the park. Lynn was an avid race fan and would essentially watch anything on TV which involved taking left turns including lawn mower racing. His favorite races to attend were NHRA and sprint car races where he was able to enjoy being with Judy and all of their friends.

Lynn also loved to go on family trips. Lynn and family would routinely go to their cabin in Kramer, ND. Kramer trips were full of laughs, grilling, driving the doodle bug and four wheeling. They would also go up to Lake Metigoshe where they would rent a pontoon and go out on the water. The pontoon which was named the “Pepsi” only had a 15-horse motor but as Lynn would say “at least it floats”. In addition to Kramer, Lynn also really enjoyed going camping. He and Judy went to many campsites around North Dakota especially during the last year of Lynn’s life. They would have the most fun when they were able to go with their beautiful granddaughters who only would want to stay in “grandma and papa’s camper”.

Lynn was such a strong and courageous man who showed determination in everything he did. He taught these same values to many including his daughters. He was the best earthly father that his daughters could have been blessed with. He always made it a point to attend all of their school functions even if it meant coming in his dirty work clothes. If his daughters were discouraged by various obstacles in life whether it be with relationships or career stuff he would always tell them to “just keep digging” and “walk in like you own the place”.

Lynn’s granddaughters, Izabel and Amelia were the light in his world. They could always make him smile and laugh even when he wasn’t feeling well. They loved sharing cookies, candy, or oranges with their Papa. Even though it is sad he will not be able to spend more time with them on this Earth, we know that the girls will now have a guardian angel watching over them at all times.

Lynn is survived by his wife Judy, his daughters Laura (Matt) Bitterman and Susan (Tyler) Mock, his granddaughters, his loving dog Melvin, his brothers Rod (Sis), Rick (Deb), Dave (Cris) Matzke and many cherished nieces and nephews. He is welcomed into heaven by his mom and dad, loving dogs Rusty, Lady and Stan and finally his father and mother-in-law, Pete and Viola Bosch.






Vicki Seeberg-Doll

BHS Class of 75


Lynn was a classmate at Wachter Elementary and BHS.  He had a wild mop of blonde hair and Lynn would always be the one getting caught by the teachers when goofing around.

So sorry to hear the news of his passing.


Sincere sympathy to all

>From the south side

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