Marko M. Mato
April 10, 1934 — Dec. 3, 2015
Marko Michael Mato, age 81, passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 3, 2015, at Aurora Health Care Center in Oconomowoc. Marko, or Mark as he preferred to be called, was born on April 10, 1934, in Eau Claire, to Priscilla and Mike Mato.
Mark graduated from Regis High School in 1952 before moving on to Milwaukee where he attended Marquette University.
Mark graduated from Marquette in 1956 with a degree in accounting and was hired by Briggs shortly thereafter. It was at Briggs that Mark met the love of his life, Pat Lauscher. Mark and Pat were married in Milwaukee on August 27, 1960. Mark moved on to an accounting position with Tenneco Automotive. In 1974, they were blessed with the arrival of their only daughter, Kristin, and later moved the family to Greendale. Mark eventually retired from Tenneco in 1998, and was fortunate enough to see his daughter get married in 2001 to Andrew Witt, and also to witness the birth of his two grandchildren (Sadie Witt, 2005, and Mason Witt, 2007). Pat and Mark moved out to Oconomowoc in 2007, where he lived out his days with his best friend of 55 years, Pat.
Mark will always be remembered for who he was; a devoted husband, loving father and grandfather, tireless worker, and someone who enjoyed a Manhattan with friends on occasion.
Mark is survived by his wife, Pat; daughter Kristin (Andrew Witt); and grandchildren Sadie and Mason Witt.
Family and friends of Mark were invited to the Schmidt & Bartelt Notbohm- Kreutzmann Funeral Home, 121 S. Cross St., Oconomowoc, for a visitation from 2 PM until the time of the memorial service at 3 PM on Wednesday, December 9.
In lieu of flowers, feel free to make donations to the American Heart Association or a charity of your choice.
Schmidt & Bartelt Notbohm- Kreutzmann Funeral and Cremation Services is serving the family. For more information, call 262-5674459 or visit online at www.schmidtandbartelt.com.