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 Matthew Wackerle, Jr

Matthew Wackerle, Jr

Birth
Linwood, Bay County, Michigan, USA
Death 1 Nov 2012 (aged 85)
Bay City, Bay County, Michigan, USA
Burial Linwood, Bay County, Michigan, USA
Memorial ID 100027875 · View Source
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Matthew Wackerle Jr.

Linwood, Michigan



Mr. Wackerle, age 85 years, loving husband, father, grandpa & brother passed away Thursday November 1, 2012 at McLaren- Bay following a brief illness. He was born in Linwood on January 19, 1927 to the late Matthew Sr. & Catherine (Meyer) Wackerle. He was a veteran of WW II serving in the U.S. Army from 1945 to 1947 stationed in Italy. He married the former Gloria J. Ballor on April 3, 1948 at St. Anne church, she survives him. He organized and coached the first Little League in Linwood and still had a great love of baseball. Matt was the owner and operator of Wackerle Farm Drainage Co. of Linwood. He was a member of the M.L.I.C.A, St. Anne Church, served as an Usher, K of C of Linwood, Linwood Lions Club, Linwood Civic Improvement, Life Member of the Linwood Sportsman Club and the Crump Fox Club. He'll be remembered for his love of shooting his many guns, deer hunting and playing cards, but most of all his rides up north with Gloria on Sunday afternoon.

He is survived by "the love of his life" Gloria his wife of 64 years, their children Terry & Cathy Wackerle, Terry & Marilyn Wackerle, Wendy & Mark Laskowski, Jody & Jack Worthy and Matthew III & Wendy Wackerle; grand children Kim & Jamie Stevenson, Chris & Tessa Wackerle, Barry & Kristie Wackerle, Ryan Grocholski, Bridget & Travis Williams, Brent & Breanna Laskowski, Kayla Wackerle, Garrett & Kimberlee Laskowski, Sarh Wackerle, Raquel Wackerle and Reece Wackerle; 11 great grand children; sister Verena & James Densmore ; a brother Sam & Lorraine Wackerle; sister in law Ruth Wackerle and many Nieces & nephews. He was preceded in death by a son Rick Wackerle; brothers and sisters & spouses Irene Meylan, Roy & Doreen Wackerle, Melvin Wackerle, Lyle & Rosemary Wackerle, Josephine & Herb Forster and Edna & Jerry Geno.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday November 5, 2012 at 11 am from St. Anne Catholic Church with Rev. Fr. Nicholas Coffaro and Deacon Michael Arnold presiding with burial in St. Anne Cemetery. Friends may call at the Rivertown Funeral Chapel on Sunday from 1 to 8 pm. A Vigil Service & K of C Bible Presentation will be held Sunday evening at 7 pm at the funeral chapel. On Monday Matt will lie in state at church from 10 am until time of Mass. Those wishing and expression of sympathy are asked to consider St. Anne Church.

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  • Created by: Rosalie
  • Added: 2 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100027875
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Matthew Wackerle, Jr (19 Jan 1927–1 Nov 2012), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100027875, citing Saint Anne Catholic Cemetery, Linwood, Bay County, Michigan, USA ; Maintained by Rosalie (contributor 46921287) .