Matthew "Mike" Michael Kusters
February 20, 1952 – August 14, 2019
Matthew “Mike” Kusters, 67, died peacefully on August 14, 2019 at his home. Mike was born on February 20, 1952 in Racine, WI to Matthew and Mary Kusters. He graduated from St. Catherine’s High School in 1970, before marrying Carol Mardis, his high school sweetheart, in 1972. Over the next four years the couple welcomed 2 sons into their home and Mike set about sharing his love of sports, hunting, sales, and his faith with his sons. His children remember him as a generous, gregarious father who encouraged them to work hard, play hard, and be considerate of others. Mike was an accomplished Sales Manager and trainer who shared his talents with countless new employees. He was a generous individual who opened his home to strangers, and who was passionate about the Green Bay Packers, ice cream, Fajitas, and all things competitive. He was an active and dedicated member of the Church of Christ for 44 years.
Mike is preceded in death by his parents, Matthew and Mary Kusters; and his brother-in-law, Steven Mardis.
Mike is survived by his wife, Carol; his sons Josh (Stacie) and Matt (Sarah); grandchildren, Madison, Sadie, Gabe, Mikel, Mason, Anna, Emma, Lilly, and Evan; siblings, Anna Marie Clausen, Kathy (Tim) Just, Jim (Kathy) Kusters, Theresa (Steve) Livingston, Mary (Dave) Kehrli, Hank (Jackie) Kusters, and Jane (Dale) Stefanich; his wife’s siblings, Gary (Brenda) Mardis, Amy (Bob) Hazlett, and sister-in-law, Brenda Mardis; 29 nephews and nieces, and dozens of great-nephews/nieces.
Mike will be greatly missed.
The family would like to thank the extensive network of friends and family that have shared stories, expressed condolences, and offered support. Our family is blessed beyond measure.
No services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
Matthew "Mike" Michael Kusters
August 19, 2019
Around the age of 11, I answered the phone (no caller ID). A man's voice I did not recognize asked to speak to my dad. I yelled to my dad, he responded with "Who is it?" The man on the phone must have heard it because he responded before I got a word in "Tell him it's the good looking Uncle."
I'm not sure if I recognized the expression or the sound of his voice but I yelled back to my dad "It's Uncle Mike!" Uncle Mike laughed and laughed that I identified him thru "The Good Looking One."
Happy to say when I saw him at the 4th of July Party this past year, he still refered to himself as "The Good Looking One."
August 17, 2019
SENDING HUGS AND PRAYERS YOUR WAY,
SO SAD TO HEAR OF YOUR LOSS.
VERNITA, FELLOW BOA
August 15, 2019
So shocked and saddened to hear the news. Mike was a wonderful man to say the least. Always looking out for everyone. He adored you when he spoke of you, Carol. When I was blessed to get the opportunity to get in the funeral business, I couldn't believe how much I would love it. He had confidence in me that it was my calling, when he hired me. If it was not for Mike, I would not be where I am today. So VERY grateful! He will be missed.
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