Matthew A. Neshek Issue Date: October 18, 2018
Matthew A. Neshek, age 38, of Pine City, MN, died Wednesday, October 10, 2018 while hunting near Rock Creek.
Matt was born September 30, 1980 in Waukesha, WI to Mike and Cindy Neshek.
He is survived by his wife, Shannon (Jackson) and daughters, Adelaide Neshek, Brianna Lee Woods, June Neshek and daughter due in February 2019, all of Pine City, MN.
Matt is survived by his mother, Cindy of Hopkins, MN; his sisters, Ann (Ben) Czarapata of Eagle, WI and Emma (James) Aschenbrenner, Palmyra, WI. Matt was proud uncle to Waylon, Isla, Finn, Camille and Noral Aschenbrenner due October 16, 2018. Matt is further survived by his paternal grandparents, Dick and Kathy Neshek of Crivitz, WI and maternal grandparents, John and Jeanette Sheahan of Reedsville WI; loving uncles; aunts; cousins and friends.
Matt was proceeded in death by his father and hunting partner, Mike on June 6, 2005.
Matt attended Eagle Elementary School, Eagle, WI, and graduated from Palmyra-Eagle High School, Palmyra, WI. He attended the University of Wisconsin Whitewater and The University of Minnesota Twin Cities. His love of the outdoors prompted him to study Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences and eventually move to Homer, Alaska to work in the salmon fishing industry.
Matt obtained his Wildlife Control Operator Certification from the University of Nebraska in 2014. He was employed by Suburban Wildlife Control of Shakopee, MN.
Matt was an artisan, craftsman, and had a passion for cooking. He practiced taxidermy and carved duck and fishing decoys. While working in home construction during summer breaks Matt gained the knowledge and skills to remodel several homes. Matt could always be counted on to take on home improvement projects. While helping his mother get her home ready for sale he met Shannon the love his life.
Matt and Shannon were married January 23, 2016 in Aitkin, MN. After hunting in Pine City for many years Matt and Shannon found a home and land in the area they loved. Matt loved bird, deer and bear hunting, fishing, trapping and mushroom hunting.
He shared special father-daughter hunting time in the woods with Adelaide and trained and hunted with his dog Barley. He was fortunate to develop strong friendships with a community of fellow sportsmen. He loved preparing for bear-camp and found a special connection with his hunting family.
Visitation will be held at Swanson Funeral Home, Pine City, MN on Saturday, October 20, 2018 from 3 to 5 PM. A memorial service will follow in Crivitz, WI at St. Mary "s Church on Saturday October 27 from 10 a.m. until time of Memorial Mass at 11 a.m. with burial following at Pine Hill Cemetery, Middle Inlet, WI.
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