THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Matthew T. Wisniewski
Issue Date: June 12, 2013
After a courageous eight year battle with kidney and heart disease, Matthew Thomas Wisniewski, 60, of Menominee passed away Thursday, June 6 at Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee. He was blessed to have received a kidney in 2007 from his sister Suzanne, with whom he shared a special bond.
Born and raised in Montague, Mi., he was one of six children born to Janice and the late Joseph Wisniewski.
He graduated from Montague High School in 1970. He studied Turfgrass Management at Michigan State University and 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. He truly enjoyed working on the golf course, watching old movies, walking the dogs, playing monopoly and spending time with his family. He touched the lives of many people and maintained his trademark sense of humor and positivity all the way to the end.
Surviving are his wife of 30 years, Marsha (Jozwiak) Wisniewski; his children Thomas and Stephanie; a daughter-in-law, Katie; two brothers, Andrew and Jerome; a sister, Suzanne; extended family, Jackie, Brad, Dorothy, Lisa, Judy, Fred and Aaron and countless other friends and family.
Along with his father, Joseph, he was preceded in death by brothers, Patrick and Stephen and father-in-law, Marshall.
Funeral services were held at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Menominee on Sunday, June 9 at 4 p.m. Friends called at the church from 1 p.m. until the time of service with Rev. Ken Michaelis officiating. Cadieu-Thielen Funeral Home assisted the family. A memorial fund has been established in his 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.