History & Staff

We have years of experience caring for families, from all walks of life. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession, dedicated to excellence in service, and have the highest integrity.

Our History

Started in 1883 by Ernst Matz, Matz Funeral Home has had a long tradition of dedication and service to the Chicagoland area. Our Central avenue location has been at its present location since 1939. After suffering a devastating fire in 1981, the Matz family rebuilt this facility and continues to provide the highest level of service our families have come to expect. Building upon our reputation and with support from the families that we serve, we were able to build our Mt. Prospect location, that opened in 1972. Matz Funeral Home is able to serve our families that live in the Northwest suburbs, again providing the highest level of quality service. With the support of our families and communities we look forward to the future.


Our Valued Staff

                    top row, Paul Matz, Kristine Matz, bottom row, Erna Matz, Clarence Matz)

Matz Funeral Home is proud to be owned and operated by the 4th generation of the Matz family. We feel that being family owned provides us with the one on one personal relationship that each family deserves. At Matz Funeral Home, our owners and staff answer directly to the families that we serve and not to share holders of a large, impersonal corporation.



Alan Zagorski, Manager, Mt. Prospect. Al is a 1974 Graduate of Worsham College. Al has been with Matz since 1978. Al is married, has two daughters and lives in the Northwest suburbs. Al is also a Des Plaines Police Reserve Officer. Here is Des Plaines Police officer Colin Johnson, Al Zagorski and Ray Rzaca  

Paul  Matz

Paul Matz, President

Paul is part the proud fourth generation of the Matz Family to operate the family business. He is a 1974 graduate of Worsham College. Paul has raised three sons and is active in the day to day operations.


Brian Peterson

Brian Peterson, Funeral Director


Robert Dilks

Robert Dilks, Funeral Director


Zachary  Matz

Zachary Matz, Chicago Night Manager


Edward Weaver, Chauffeur, Mt. Prospect. Ed has been with Matz since 1986. Ed has one son and one daughter and lives in the Northwest Suburbs.