Matthew J. Wintersdorf, age 63, of Round Lake and formerly of Wonder Lake, died Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at his home.
He was born July 27, 1950 in Chicago to Peter and Mary (Rutherford) Wintersdorf.
Formerly of Wonder Lake, Matthew moved to Round Lake in 2011. He was a chief operating engineer for LaSalle Partners and Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science. He was a member of the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 399.
Matthew enjoyed summers in Wisconsin at Lake Jordan, he loved the outdoors and every evening had a bonfire. He was an avid Chicago Bears fan and enjoyed music by Celine Dion. His grandchildren were his world.
Survivors include three children, Jason V. (fiancée Natalie) Wintersdorf, Heather E. Wintersdorf, Amy B. Wintersdorf; five grandchildren, Emily, Kayla, Theresa, Haley and Elaina; a brother, Peter V. (Janine) Wintersdorf of McHenry; two nephews, Peter V. (Teresa) Wintersdorf III and Jeremy J. (Kristy) Wintersdorf; a great niece, Lillian; and his father-in-law, George Nickos of Round Lake.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Nancy, on March 2, 2010; a granddaughter, Hannah in 1999; his father, Peter, in 2005; his mother, Mary, in 1989; two brothers, Larry and James; and his mother-in-law, Elaine, in 2004.
Friends and family can meet on Saturday, September 14, 2013 from noon until 1 p.m. at Justen Funeral Home & Crematory, 3700 W. Charles J. Miller Road, McHenry, IL 60050
The memorial service will be at 1 pm on Saturday, September 14, at the funeral home. The Rev. Lisle Kauffman will officiate and his brother, Peter, will deliver heartfelt words of remembrance.
In lieu of flowers, memorials to Matthew’s Grandchildren Education Fund, P.O. Box 343, McHenry, IL 60051.
For information call the funeral home at 815-385-2400 or visit www.justenfh.com.