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Michael "Emmett" Matthews


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Michael "Emmett" Matthews Obituary
Matthews, Michael "Emmett"

Michael "Emmett" Matthews, age 60, of Wisconsin Rapids, WI died Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at the Marshfield Medical Center, Marshfield, WI.

Funeral Services are 11:00 AM Monday, August 14, 2017 at Ritchay Funeral Home in Wisconsin Rapids, WI. Deacon Jerry Ruesch will officiate. Visitation will be at Ritchay Funeral Home from 3:00-6:00 PM Sunday and Monday from 10:00-11:00 AM.

Mike was born March 18, 1957 in Wisconsin Rapids, WI to Emmett and Hazel (Koth) Matthews. He married Sandra Lee Nicholson on October 23, 2003 in Las Vegas, NV. She preceded him in death on January 25, 2017. Mike was an auto body repairmen for various shops in the Wisconsin Rapids area.

Mike is survived by his daughter, Deena (Ken) Romack of Rio, WI; four grandchildren, Brooklynn, Emma, Luke sand Lexi; four brothers and sisters, David (Lana) Matthews of Wisconsin Rapids, WI, Mark (Sara) Matthews of Wisconsin Rapids, WI, Kristin Pagels of Wisconsin Rapids, WI and Sarah (Ralph) Purdun of Fall Creek, WI; mother-in-law, Grace Nicholson of Wisconsin Rapids, WI; nine nieces and nephews and ten great nieces and great nephews. Mike is also survived by his special dog, Howie, who was adopted by Neil and Mary Maas and is also survived by many special friends.

Mike was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Sandy; infant brother, Robert; brother-in-law, Phil Pagels and father-in-law, Louis Nicholson.
Published in Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune on Aug. 10, 2017
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