Matthew J. Waido

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MENDOTA - Matthew J. Waido, 33, of Mendota, passed away Dec. 12, 2021.

Private family services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 21 at the Merritt Funeral Home, Mendota with Father Jeff Windy officiating. Private visitation will be held for one hour prior to the funeral. Cremation rites will follow and private burial will be at a later date. A Celebration of Life will be planned for a later date at the Mendota Elks Lodge.

Matthew was born Jan. 6, 1988 in Mendota to Scott and Karen (Prokuski) Waido.

Survivors include his parents; three siblings, Sarah (Craig) Willmert, Selena Waido and Michael Waido; two nieces, Aubrey and Annabelle; and his maternal grandparents, Jerry and Audrey Prokuski.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents.

Matthew attended Mendota Schools and graduated from Mendota High School in 2006. He also attended the Institute of Production and Recording. He worked at ENP Inc. in Mendota for several years. Matthew had a great passion for music and recording of music. He was in several bands throughout the years playing local venues, even venturing out to the Chicago area. After work, he often could be found fishing at Lake Kakusha, hitting a round of golf or working in his garden. He loved cheering for his Chicago Cubs, Chicago Bears and Chicago Blackhawks.

Memorials may be directed to the family. Online condolences may be left at www.merrittfh.com.