Puma’s janitor has left

Puma's janitor has left

Michael busch heinz matthaus is dead. The father of herzogenaurach soccer player lothar matthaus died last wednesday at the age of 88. He was born on 29. November 1930.

Even if he has always remained in the background, at least in herzogenaurach he was just as well known as his son. Not under his real birth name "karl, but as "heinz he was and is known. After the war, he came to herzogenaurach. In hofen, the refugee was accepted and quickly made friends, as he was a talented organizer. "Heinz also organized sugar in tuchenbach – a valuable rarity at that time – and brought the first stable rabbits home", so his companion werner bedner told during a review of these eventful days after the war in a historical story in the french day.

Kicking boys

In the course of time, heinz matthaus started working for the sporting goods manufacturer puma. The family lived next to the company headquarters on wurzburger strabe. Companions remember that the two sons wolfgang and lothar were always allowed to kick there. That probably didn’t always go off without a hitch. The brose told the press: "the ball often flew into dirt puddles and then bounced against the yellow house wall. At some point, the from print was ubersat." Sometimes his father had to secretly replace a pane when a shot went wrong. "Puma and the name matthaus – they belong together in herzogenaurach", said lothar matthaus, when he once visited the central office there. As a janitor, the senior was known not only to the company’s employees.

The father also played fubball, until the first reserve of the 1. FC herzogenaurach he had made it. This passion he passed on to his sons. He was their hero, if he in the youth years of the boys a "real leather ball" brought home with him.

Funeral on tuesday

Heinz is survived by his wife katharina matthaus, to whom he was married for 65 years. The two sons wolfgang (61) and lothar (58) are in mourning.

The funeral will be held on tuesday, 13. August, held at the old cemetery in herzogenaurach. The family asks that no expressions of sympathy be sent, and a book of condolence is available for viewing.

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