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Matthew Dekanich

January 7, 1977 — July 16, 2022

Sheboygan Falls

Matthew J. Dekanich, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, July 16, 2022. He was 45 years old.

Matthew was born January 7, 1977 in Sheboygan, the son of James and Sharon (VerStraate) Dekanich. He attended school in Sheboygan Falls, graduating from Sheboygan Falls High School in 1995. He went on to earn a Bachelor’s Degree in Geography from UW- Oshkosh, and later an Associate’s Degree in Accounting from LTC. For the last 9 years, Matt worked at Wind Mill Slatwall in Sheboygan Falls as accounting manager.

An avid Wisconsin sports fan, Matt loved watching the Bucks, Brewers, Packers and Badgers play. He enjoyed live music, and spent many summer weekends at local picnics, festivals and concerts with his friends.

Matt is survived by his parents James and Sharon Dekanich of Sheboygan Falls and two sisters: Kimberly (Dale) Porter of Waukesha and Angela (Clayton) Keller of Verona. He is further survived by nieces and nephews: Isaac, Grace and Caleb Porter and Eloise and Eden Keller; aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives and friends. He is preceded in death by his grandparents: Edward and Ann Dekanich and Kenneth and Johanna VerStraate.

A gathering celebrating Matt’s life will be held from 4:00-7:00PM on Friday, July 22, 2022 at Wenig Funeral Home, 711 Broadway in Sheboygan Falls.  He will be inurned at Greenlawn Memorial Park -  Garden of Peace Mausoleum in Kohler.

Matt’s legacy will live on through the gift of eye and tissue donation, and his generosity will touch countless lives.

Wenig Funeral Home (920-467-3431) is assisting the family with arrangements. Please visit for online condolences and more information.

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