Matthew Macker

October 18th, 1966 to October 3rd, 2010
Matthew Paul Macker, 43, died Sunday, October 3, 2010 unexpectedly while hunting.

He was born October 18, 1966 in Detroit, MI and lived in the area most of his life. He married Linda M. Soltys on May 26, 2006 in Presque Isle, MI.

He was a graduate of Armada High School and attended Mich. Tech at Houghton. He was employed most of his career as a plastics engineer and operations manager. Most recently he was a partner in Global Sales and Engineering Co. Matt was an avid sportsman enjoying hunting and fishing. He played college football at Michigan Tech. He was a talented woodworker, an experienced vintner and he enjoyed gardening and traveling. He was a loving husband and a devoted father.

Matthew is survived by his wife Linda M. Macker of Brown City; children, Richard Joseph RJ Macker and Nicole Macker, both of Emmett; brothers, Ronald (Gloria) Macker of Minden City, Gary (Sharron, deceased) Macker of Brown City and William (Ruth) Macker of Clyde Twp; sisters, Sheryl (Mike) Savage of Berville and Susan (Donna) Macker of Richmond and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents William and Marie Macker and brothers, Edward and Mark.

Visiting hours are 2-9 pm Wednesday at Karrer-Simpson Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to wishes of the family.

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