In Memory of




Obituary for Matthew Randall Fechtmeyer

Matthew R. Fechtmeyer

Matthew Fechtmeyer born November 13, 1972 passed away Sunday, May 22nd in Saudi Arabia where he was teaching. Matthew suffered a heart attack, but was with a friend in a public place and paramedics were called. They arrived within minutes, but were not able to revive him.

Matt, Finchy, Mashu as he was called, was a world traveler, grew up in Greendale and lived in Japan, Turkey, Columbia, Peru and Saudi Arabia. For a short period he lived in South Korea and Budapest, Hungary. Matt never wanted to be a “tourist.” Wherever he lived he made learning about the people and culture a priority.

His family is devastated by this loss. He is survived by his parents, Randy and Colleen, his sister Cortney Aliesa, brother-in-law and friend Tarique Aliesa, and his most beloved niece and nephew, Jada and Omar Aliesa. His vast extended family of uncles, aunts, cousins... are too numerous to list as well as hundreds of friends around the world. His friends and family say: “Matthew was loved by everyone who knew him and always stayed in touch.” He was kind, caring, funny, always smiling - a gentle giant.

Matt graduated with honors from Greendale High School, received his Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Lakeland College in Sheboygan, attained his CPA license and obtained many certifications in English as an ESL (English as a Second Language) teacher.

Matt was an avid sports fan and always remained loyal to Wisconsin teams. Last spring while he was home for a visit he went to the Deer District to watch a Bucks playoff game outside and at the last minute decided to buy a ticket. He would not disclose what he had to pay, but I know he did not regret doing that. I’m sure glad he did. He lived life to the fullest and I know he would tell you he had no regrets. He will be missed by his family and also by so many around the world.

There will be a celebration of Matt’s life at:
Redeemer Church 7735 W Howard
Saturday, June 18th
Visitation at 12:00pm. Service to follow at 2:00pm Central Time USA

For his friends and family around the world who can’t attend, you can watch the service live or recorded :