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Matthew J. Wintersdorf

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Matthew J. Wintersdorf, 63, Round Lake, formerly of Wonder Lake, died Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013, at home.

He was born July 27, 1950, in Chicago to Peter and Mary (Rutherford) Wintersdorf. 

He 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. 

He enjoyed summers in Wisconsin at Lake Jordan, and he loved the outdoors. Every evening he had a bonfire. He was an avid Chicago Bears fan and enjoyed music by Celine Dion. His grandchildren were his world.

Survivors include a son, Jason V. (fiancee Natalie) Wintersdorf; two daughters, Heather E. Wintersdorf and Amy B. Wintersdorf; five grandchildren, Emily, Kayla, Theresa, Haley and Elaina; a brother, Peter V. (Janine) Wintersdorf, McHenry; two nephews, Peter V. (Teresa) Wintersdorf III and Jeremy J. (Kristy) Wintersdorf; a great-niece, Lillian; and his father-in-law, George Nickos, Round Lake.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Nancy, March 2, 2010; a granddaughter, Hannah in 1999; his father in 2005; his mother in 1989; two brothers, Larry and James; and his mother-in-law, Elaine, in 2004. 

A gathering for family and friends will take place from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, at Justen Funeral Home & Crematory, 3700 W. Charles J. Miller Road, McHenry.

A memorial service will follow with words from his brother, Peter. The Rev. Lisle Kauffman will officiate.

Memorials can be sent to the Matthew’s Grandchildren Education Fund, P.O. Box 343, McHenry, IL 60051.

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