Matthew J. Lenhardt, 28
Oct. 12, 1986 -- Feb. 17, 2015

Matthew J. Lenhardt “Lenny,” age 28 of Hartford passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015.

Matthew was born on Oct. 12, 1986, in Menomonee Falls to Gerald and Denise (nee LaVanway) Lenhardt. He graduated from Slinger High School, class of 2005. Matthew enjoyed fishing with his dad and had a passion for music. He had a great sense of humor that will be greatly missed.

Matthew is survived by his loving parents, Denise Lenhardt of Hartford and Gerald “Jerry” and Marycatherine Lenhardt of Slinger; loving siblings, Jeramie Lenhardt, Darrick (Laura) Lenhardt, Heaven-Grace Luebke, Kaitlynn Carlino, and Charles Carlino; and dear aunts and uncles, Beverly (Ed) Mayer, David (Barbara) LaVanway, Michelle Raether, Diane LaVanway, Dennis (Sharry) Lenhardt, and Gail (Bernie) Gundrum. He is further survived by several cherished nieces and nephews, cousins, other cherished relatives and friends.

He is preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Reinhold and Theresa LaVanway; paternal grandparents, Roy and Jeanette Lenhardt; and uncles, Phil LaVanway and Robert Raether.

A memorial funeral service for Matthew will be held on Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015, at 2 p.m. at the Shimon Funeral Home (824 Union St., Hartford, WI 53027). The family will greet relatives and friends at the funeral home on Saturday from noon until 2 p.m.

A celebration of Matthew’s life will be held on Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015 from 1-4 p.m. at Sheryl’s Club 175 in the town of Ackerville (3545 Highway 175, Slinger, WI 53086).

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to Matthew’s family are appreciated.

The Shimon Funeral Home is serving the family. 262-673-9500, www.shimonfuneralhome.com.