Matthew W. Beetz, 43, of Franklin, Wis., formerly of Mendota, died Sept. 17, 2013. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in Zion United Methodist Church, Mendota. Interment will be at Holy Cross Cemetery, Mendota. Visitation is 4-8 p.m. Friday in Merritt Funeral Home, Mendota. Mr. Beetz was born Oct. 30, 1969, to William C. and Margaret J. Beetz. He married L. Elizabeth Wilson on June 20, 1998, in Mendota. He graduated from Mendota High School in 1988. Matt was an avid bowler and enjoyed fishing, camping and horseshoes in the summer. He had a kind and helpful spirit and was always using his construction talent to help friends and family. Matt especially enjoyed working with The Master’s Craftsmen on mission projects both in the United States and Romania. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth of Franklin, Wis.; children Alexis, Brandon and Faith of Franklin; his parents, William C. (Chris) Beetz of Mendota and Margaret J. Beetz of Eldridge, Iowa; one brother, Brian C. (Kathy) Beetz of Sycamore; his grandmother, Lois Beetz of Mendota; and aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by twin children, Ben and Joy; paternal grandfather, Charles D. Beetz; and maternal grandparents, Charles R. and Patricia Bader. Memorials may be directed to The Master's Craftsmen for mission projects.