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Mathew Shawn Walters

ONTONAGON, Mich. - Mathew Shawn Walters, 30, of Ontonagon, passed away on Dec. 8, 2021.

Mathew was born in Ontonagon to his parents Kathy and James Walters on Sept. 23, 1991. He attended Ontonagon Area Schools. He was trained and passionate about woodworking and art. Mathew enjoyed exploring the wilderness with his family and was a man who loved complex and inquisitive conversations. Above all else, Mathew's greatest passion was to make people smile and laugh.

Mathew is survived by his parents, Kathy and James Walters; his fiancee, Aimee, and stepdaughter, Jayda Kempen; siblings, Tyler (Michelle) Walters, Jessica Walters, Jimmy Walters and Tonia Coey; his grandmother, Elizabeth Westman; aunt, Sheri Westman; uncle, Pete Walters; aunt, Peggy Walters; grandmother, Pat Walters; uncle, Shawn (Deb) Westman; and many beloved nieces, nephews and cousins.

Mathew is preceded in death by his grandfather, John Westman; grandfather, Jim Walters; cousins, Eric and Kourtney Westman; and his best friend, Devin Shamion.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, Dec. 19, from noon to 1 p.m. at Cane Funeral Home in Ontonagon. A luncheon will follow at Cane Court in Ontonagon. Burial will be held in the spring at Riverside Cemetery in Ontonagon.

The family asks that any donations be made to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857.

The Cane Funeral Home is assisting the family.