After a courageous eight year battle with kidney and heart disease, Matthew Thomas Wisniewski, 60, of Menominee, Mich., passed away Thursday, June 6, 2013, at Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee, Wis. He was blessed to have received a kidney in 2007 from his sister Suzanne, with whom he shared a special bond. Matt was born and raised in Montague, Mich. and graduated from Montague High School in 1970. He studied Turfgrass Management at Michigan State University. He worked at Old Channel Trail Golf Course from 1967 to 1975. He then served as the grounds superintendent at North Shore Golf Club for over 30 years. North Shore has always held a special place in his heart.
Matthew was one of six children born to Janice and the late Joseph Wisniewski; and the beloved husband of Marsha (Jozwiak) Wisniewski for 30 years. Matt will forever be remembered by his devoted brothers: Andrew and Jerome; his loving sister, Suzanne; beloved children: Thomas and Stephanie; daughter-in-law, Katie; caring extended family: Jackie, Brad, Dorothy, Lisa, Judy, Fred and Aaron: his best doggie friends: Boogie and Maui; and countless other friends and family who were blessed to know him. Matthew is preceded in death by his brothers: Patrick and Stephen; his father, Joseph; and father-in-law, Marshall. Matt truly enjoyed working on the golf course, watching old movies, walking the dogs, playing monopoly and spending time with his family.
Matt touched the lives of many people and maintained his trademark sense of humor and positivity all the way to the end.
Funeral services for Matt will be held at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 2901 13th St., Menominee, Mich. 49858, on Sunday, June 9, 2013 at 4 p.m. Friends may call at the church from 1 p.m. until the time of Service at 4 p.m. Rev. Ken Michaelis officiating. The Cadieu-Thielen Funeral Home, is assisting the family.
A memorial fund has been established in Matt's name for The National Kidney Foundation. Any expression of sympathy and kindness can be directed to a family member and they will forward it to the memorial fund.