Matt was born December 8, 1962 in St. Louis to Joan and Herman Wecke. He was the second of three boys, Rick the eldest and Chris the baby.
Matt was preceded in death by his father, Herman, and mother, Joan. He is survived by his amazing wife Linda, daughter Abbey (husband Dave), and two sons Alex (wife Sarah) and Steven (wife Katelyn). His legacy will live on through his grandchildren Nora, Carter, Noah, Liam, Anna, and soon to be grandbaby number 6.
Matt was always willing to help others, especially when it included his love of building things from scratch. Not only did he build anything Linda could imagine, but he instilled this sense of selflessness that created a family that thrived on one another. Always willing to help, he will not only be in our memories, but in the homes we live in that would not be the same without his helping hand.
Matt had a love for the game of soccer. From watching his father play in the professional St. Louis league, to playing the sport himself, to teaching not only his children but also coaching hundreds of young men and women at Notre Dame and St. Marys. He also had a love for golf and would spend as much time as he could on the links. He loved playing with his children and jumped at any opportunity to play with them.
Due to the Covid pandemic we will not be holding a service at this time. Matt had a distaste for funerals and we will celebrate with an outdoor extravaganza at a future date. Please hold on to your memories and when we are able to gather again, we would love to hear about and relive the great times we were able to spend with Matt. We will update this notification when we have more information and feel safe to gather with all of his loved ones and friends.
The family asks that in lieu of flowers, any donations be made to:
The Down Syndrome Association of Greater St. Louis in Matt’s honor. 8531 Page Avenue, Suite 120St. Louis, MO 63114
Donation link: https://dsagsl.org/donation/