Graveside service for Rosmarie Marta Margarethe Matkowsky, 86, of Fort Worth, Texas will be at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 7, 2021 at Fort Sill National Cemetery, Elgin, Oklahoma.
Mrs. Matkowsky passed away Wednesday, September 29, 2021 in Fort Worth, Texas.
Arrangements are under the direction of Lawton Ritter Gray Funeral Home.
A special viewing and visitation for family and friends will be held on Wednesday, October 6, 2021 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
Rosmarie was born on July 29, 1935 in Danzig, Prussia to Guenther and Matilde (Knoess) Fischer von Berg where the family lived until the war began and her mother along with five of her six children walked 800 miles to Crailsheim, Germany where they lived for a few years. After graduating high school, she continued her education in Stuttgart, Germany and London, England. Rosmarie married John Hahesy and they had two children, John and Kelley.
She worked as a travel agent while traveling the world herself. She met Steven Matkowsky and they married on April 25, 1985 in Denmark. They lived in Germany and traveled with the military before Steven retired. After many different duty stations, they finally settled in Fort Worth, Texas in 2018.
Rosmarie was fearless and enjoyed traveling to places such as Australia, Russia, Italy, France and Africa. She would not leave the house unless she was dressed immaculately and was always the life of the party. She will be missed.
She is survived by her husband, Steven Matkowsky, of the home; her son and daughter in law, John Eric and Nancy Hahesy, of Menlo Park, CA; her daughter and son in law, Kelley Hahesy-Bass and Randy Bass, of Lawton, OK; two sisters and a brother in law, Baerbl and Dr. Timothy ffytche, of London, England and Ursula Gusinde, of Flein, Germany; her brother and sister in law, Dr. Hans Dieter and Tea Fischer, of Oedheim, Germany; her granddaughter, Remi Bass; and many other loving family members.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Guenther and Matilde Fischer von Berg; and two brothers, Guenther Fischer and Rudolf Fischer and sister in law, Hannelore Fischer; and her brother in law, Max Gusinde.
To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Rosmarie Marta Margarethe Matkowsky, please visit our floral store.