Alexander “Alex” Ray Mata, 37, of Wautoma, began his life after death unexpectedly Sunday morning, July 17, 2022 at his home.
He was born on the afternoon of August 7, 1984 in Wild Rose. He was the first born son of proud parents, Adam Ernesto Mata and Angela Rae Jannette.
Starting at a young age, Alex developed an eclectic love for music that became the root of his core. His first jobs were cooking and he loved to share his unique culinary skills with his friends and family. Alex graduated high school in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania in 2003. He enjoyed his long career as an installation technician and was most recently employed by TDS Telecom. Alex’s personality was bigger than life. His smile lit up rooms and his infectious laugh started the party. He was a gentle giant who uplifted anyone around him, even strangers. His compassion will be remembered eternally. Alex was an avid shoe collector and you would usually see him in a fresh white tee and an uncreased pair of Nikes. When not in a white tee he would be repping the East Coast in Phillys or Philadelphia Eagles gear. Alex enjoyed most of all the time he spent with all those he loved including his family and endless list of friends.
He is survived by his mother and stepfather: Angela Rae and Jeffrey Charles Dye, Millersville, Pennsylvania; his father: Adam Ernesto Mata, Mauston; maternal grandmother: Maxine Carol Jannette, Wautoma; his life partner and fiancée: Kaycee LaVonne Verdine, Wautoma; one sister: Ami Renee Mata (Andrew Patterson) Kellner, WI; brothers: Arik Edan Mata, Wautoma; Mitchell Howlett Snowball, Madison; nephew: Javion Chandon Mata, Kellner, WI; his “babies”: Annabelle and Arielle; aunts and uncles: Julie (Butch) Eger, Gary Jannette, Irma Lauera, Diane Kramer, Sylvia Tess, Robert Mata, Olga Mata and Melva Rodriguez. He is further survived my many cousins, other relatives and many friends.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Wednesday, July 27, 2022 from 3:00 - 6:00 pm at the World War II Memorial Building (440 W Main Street, Wautoma) and will be followed by a Memorial Service starting at 6:00 pm.