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Denise R. Matuszczak


ANTIGO, Wis. - Denise R. Matuszczak, 53, of Antigo, passed away Monday, May 29, 2017.

She was born Sept. 12, 1963, the daughter of Richard Powell and Peggy Matuszczak. After attending school in Antigo, Denise started baking. Denise would work at several places over the years creating some of the best cakes and cookies. Baking, as well as cooking, were her passions. Denise also enjoyed helping friends and family. She was always willing to give the shirt off her back and not think twice about it. Denise also enjoyed crafting and knitting blankets. The center of her world was her grandchildren and she loved spending time with them.

Denise is survived by her children, Cheyanne (Lalo), Latoya and Jose (Jody); stepchildren, Kristen, Darian and Daniel; grandchildren, Mariah, Emma, Tatianna, Isabel, Sophia, Julian, Jaxsyn and Ryder; great-grandchild, Evangeline; sisters, Angie, Mary and Lisa; brother, Jonny; boyfriend, Darnell; and many adopted grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Denise was preceded in death by her parents; stepfather, Ken Pokluda; and brother, Ricky Powell.

A celebration of life will be held Saturday, June 17, at 2 p.m. at Cheyanne Rock's House E10680 State Road 33, Baraboo, WI 53913. The Pratt Funeral and Cremation service is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be made at


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