Matthew ?Matt? J. Lepak
Matthew “Matt” J. Lepak, age 21, died as a result of an automobile accident on Wednesday, December 3, 2014 in the town of Scott. He was born May 9, 1993 in Wausau to David Lepak and Audrey Schmidt.
Matt worked at Wausau Coated as a winder operator. He enjoyed attending music festivals, especially Hodag. Matt loved camping, it didn’t matter where and he always had fun. Matt was an avid outdoorsman who loved duck hunting and when deer season came around, you could hardly keep him out of the woods. He was very active in demolition derby’s and enjoyed snowmobiling and ATVing. He always enjoyed staying at the cabin in Park Falls on fishing trips. Matt especially loved ice fishing. He was the life of the party and loved spending time with his family, friends and his girlfriend Charlotte. He had a passion for machines and worked on anything with an engine-he sometimes fixed them too!
Matt is survived by his father: Dave (Angie Severt) Lepak, Merrill; mother: Audrey (Pat) Schmidt, Antigo; sister: Stephanie Lepak, Stevens Point; two step-brothers: Ryan and Adam Schmidt, both of Antigo; two step-sisters: Morgen and Savannah Severt, both of Merrill; girlfriend: Charlotte Boehm, Merrill; grandparents: Ronald Porath, Wausau, Melvin (Genie) Springer, Merrill, and Marie Schmidt, Antigo; aunt and uncles: Melvin (Heidi) Springer, Denver, CO, Steve (Cami) Lepak, Rockford, IL, Sara (Mike) Stubbe, Wausau, and Dean (Kristine) Lepak, Wausau; six cousins: Kylie, Renner, Ellie, Joshua, Nicholas and Daniell; many good friends and great aunts and uncles.
He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Vernie (Porath) Lepak, grandfather, Norman Lepak, step-grandfather, Jon Schmidt, great aunt Irene Blaskowski, and his good friend, Dillon Cannon.
A Funeral Mass will be held at 11:30 AM Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. Father Michael McLain will officiate. Visitation will be from 3-8 PM Monday, December 8 at Waid Funeral Home and again on Tuesday, December 9 from 10 AM-11AM, also at the funeral home. A luncheon will follow Mass at the church. Waid Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be made at www.waidfuneral.com.