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Matthew J Schuh
Feb. 9, 1939 - Mar. 6, 2017
Chilton, WI
Funeral Service:
Monday, Mar. 13, 2017
11:30 am
Good Shepherd Catholic Church
54 E. Main St.
Chilton, WI 53014
Funeral Visitation:
Sunday, Mar. 12, 2017
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wieting Family Funeral Home
411 W. Main St.
Chilton, WI 53014
Monday, Mar. 13, 2017
9:30 am - 11:00 am
Wieting Family Funeral Home
411 W. Main St.
Chilton, WI 53014
Burial Service:
Monday, Mar. 13, 2017
2:30 pm
St. Mary Catholic Cemetery
680 N. Madison St.
Chilton, WI 53014
Prayer Services:
Sunday, Mar. 12, 2017
8:00 pm
Wieting Family Funeral Home
411 W. Main St.
Chilton, WI 53014
Matthew J Schuh
Chilton, WI

Matthew J. Schuh, age 78, of Chilton died on Monday, March 6, 2017 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Appleton. He was born February 9, 1939 in Freedom, son of the late Raymond & Bertha (Kempen) Schuh. Matt married Sandra Beil on November 1, 1986 in Chilton.

Matt proudly served his country in the United States Army from 1959 until 1961. Through his entire life, Matt knew he had exceptional hearing, and this was verified when Uncle Sam informed Matt that he had the hearing range of both a man and a woman. This unique skill came in handy when he detected a “lost” Russian submarine off the Eastern Coast of the United States, but his children found the skill to be a hassle because they weren’t able to get away with much when he was around.

Although Matt was a Jack-of-All-Trades, he managed the Chilton Wastewater Treatment Plant for 25 years and always said with a smile on his face that he had to deal with 3,300 people’s crap everyday. He also enjoyed carpentry and building projects. He had remodeled over 114 houses in Chilton and built two of his own homes from the ground up.

He was a member of Good Shepherd Catholic Church, attending worship service daily, and was a 50-year member of the Knights of Columbus. In his free time, Matt collected quarters for his grandchildren, made Rosaries to be distributed around the world, and was always quick with a joke to brighten someone else’s day. As someone who greatly appreciated his community, Matt served as the Mayor of the City of Chilton between 1998 and 1999 and also volunteered with the Chilton Fire Department, helped with ambulance service, and worked as a City of Chilton Auxiliary Police Officer back in his younger years.

Survivors include his wife: Sandra; his children: John (Kathy) Schuh, Mike Schuh, Lisa (John) Giesen, Jenny Schuh; step-children: Cheryl Berlin, Michelle (Jeff) Moehn, Kevin (Amy) Beil; 14 grandchildren: Melissa Ver Boort, Josh & Holly Schuh, Jordan Gill, Olivia Schuh, Trevor, Brenden & Serena Berlin, Nick Hanna, Rachel & Courtney Beil, Marissa, Jenna, & Mariah Moehn; 4 great grandchildren; Sisters & Brothers: Betty Schumacher (Fred Luetschwager), Bernie Wege, Marrianne (Jon) Blakeslee, Carol (Pat) Heenan, Kathy Schuh-Ries, Gene (Carol), Gordy (Linda), Bill (Mary Lou), Tony (Karen), Carl (Peg), Leo (Barb), Ray (Joyce) and Hank (Vonnie) Schuh and brother-in-law Don Vanevenhoven. Sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law: Bud Kohne, Delores Blahnik, Gerald Schroeder, Alice (Charles) Ruffing, Donna Stenz, Andy (Linda) Hopfensperger, Randy Hopfensperger, Paula (Harold) Schneider and Linda (Albert) Zaletel. Matthew is further survived by godchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

Matt was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter: Jeannette Schuh; a son-in-law: Tom Berlin; and a sister: Donna Vanevenhoven.

Funeral service will be at 11:30 am on Monday, March 13, 2017 at Good Shepherd Catholic Church (54 E. Main St.) in Chilton. Burial will be in the St. Mary Catholic Cemetery in Chilton. Friends may call at the Wieting Family Funeral Home (411 W. Main St.) in Chilton from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm on Sunday, March 12, 2017 and on Monday at the funeral home from 9:30 am until 11:00 am. Prayer services will take place Sunday evening at the funeral home at the close of the visitation.
I offer to Matt' s family my deepest sympathies. May he rest in peace. I looks like he lived a full and happy life. the Lord is my Shepard I shall not want. Because of work I will be able to attend tomorrow. Gary kempen

Gary Kempen (1st Cousin) - Mar. 12, 2017


What I remember about Matt is when I would come into town to visit my family I would stay with them I would go out and party with my friends. But, I could never sneak in the house Matt would always hear me and say I hear you. I think he enjoyed giving me a hard time.
He always had a good joke and lots of them I know we're all going to miss his jokes. I have met a lot of people in my life and of all those I've met I know for sure that ole Matt is looking down at us now.
RIP MATT
Some day I'll sneak in on you.
Wish I could be there

Randy Hopfensperger (Brother- In- Law) - Mar. 11, 2017


Dear Sandra and family, We are sorry to hear of Matt's death. He was a really special man and loved by all! I enjoyed many a conversations with him, especially when he brought communion for my mom. She enjoyed his uplifting spirit and humor. He will be greatly missed by our community and parish. God blessings to your family during this difficult time.

Tom and Linda Cullen (friends) - Mar. 8, 2017


Matt was a great neighbor growing up on Utica Street. When he drove by he would always wave and say have a great day! I would be out playing basketball and he would slow down to watch and give me some tips! He will be missed by many. My deepest sympathy to Sandy and Matt's family.

Erica (Rabida) Geiger (Childhood neighbor) - Mar. 8, 2017


I remember visiting Matt with my Mom, Calixta. He was making rosaries. He was a very gifted man. My sympathy to all the family.

Marlene (Vosters) Boucher (Cousin) - Mar. 8, 2017


Lisa, John, Mike, and family, I am sorry to hear of your loss. Wishing you peace and comfort in the days ahead.

Judy Woelfel (New Holstein) - Mar. 7, 2017


We will miss Matt's visits to Farm & Home. He always brought sunshine with him when he came. Our loss is Heaven's gain.

Nancy McKeen (Friend) - Mar. 7, 2017


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