September 22, 1991 - April 22, 2018
Please join us in celebrating the life of Matthew, or to many of you, he is known as Matt.
Matt was a Father of four, Miriah, Carter, Laiden, and Reagan due August 07,2018.
He loves each one of them so much. He did everything he could to be there for the kids.
He was an amazing Dad, if he wasn’t holding one kid, he was on the floor playing with the other, or both.
He would play nail salon with Miriah and let her paint his finger and toe nails pink, do her hair and play dress up.
She loved helping to cook dinner and then watching movies with Dad, or playing hopscotch and drawing with chalk outside.
Laiden loved it when Matt would chase him around the yard, pick him up, throw him in the air as high as he could and catch him.
He would take them walking on a trail and they loved looking for treasures they could find along the way, such as golf balls or things people would drop on the trail.
Matt got a little dirt bike for a hobby.
He works a lot and wanted something fun for him and Carter to do Together when he got home from work.
Lacie did not think he should spend the money on a dirt bike, as she thought the money could go somewhere better.
But seeing Matts face when he spent that quality time with Carter changed her mind 100%.
Carter would talk about it all day waiting for Matt to get home so they could work on his and Daddy’s bike.
Nothing in this world made him happier than when he was with them.
He would say, they are the air I breath, the happiness and joy in my soul.
The love of my life.
I love you to the Moon and back a Million times.
I remember Matthew as a little boy, us sitting in the back yard, we made a dirt track for his hot wheels and would sit out there for hours playing in the dirt.
Then when he grew up, he made a motorcycle track, all the kids would come over and play, digging a dirt pit and making ramps, even though he tore up my yard, It was awesome watching him have so much fun.
I would come home and he would have motorcycles and motorcycle parts all over my kitchen table, That’s what he always loved to do.
I was so proud of him the day of graduation, watching him walk to get his diploma with the biggest smile on his face.
No matter what it was that he was doing, I loved when he was home with all his friends, so that I knew he was home safe.
He always knew what I needed, how to comfort me with exactly the perfect thing to say.
I loved when Matt and I would go on a bike run, Matt wearing his goofy helmet.
We would listen to Disturbed sound of Silence, it was so peaceful!
His face would light up when he was talking about old mustangs, The El Camino or how much he wanted a late model Silver Charger and his own Harley soft tail so he could ride with me like DJ rode with his Dad.
I am proud of his compassion of other people and that he showed respect to anyone he ever met.
I am proud that he always wanted to make it on his own and not depend on other people.
He was a hard worker, a very hard worker and he always did his best at whatever it was that he had to do. Even if he didn’t like it. He did his best.
Matt was a brother to five sisters and one brother, he had a unique relationship with each one of his siblings.
There are too many of us and too many things we remember about what made him so special, all the wonderful, funny, irritating and amazing things we loved about Matthew.
One that always sticks out in our minds when we ask ourselves; WHAT WAS HE THINKING??
Was the day we talk about often, He gets a flat tire and is stranded on the side of the road.
He can’t get a hold of anyone, so a Semi-truck driver stops and who knows why, Matthew ends up leaving with the truck driver all the way to Maine. Now, how is he going to get home you ask?, Well, Matt didn’t know either!
So he calls my mom, she has to figure out how to get the vehicle he just left stranded on the side of the road and get him a bus ticket to get him home.
I guess like every other day of his life, he decided, l am going to make a bad situation into an Adventure.
Matt was not only an uncle to us, he was a brother and father figure all in one.
Like a brother, we fought, he loved to annoy us! whether it be by embarrassing us any and every way possible, popping our fingers and toes, we hated that!! He thought it was funny, scaring us by driving way too fast, or waking us up by screaming in our ear.
Like an Uncle, he would listen and give advice or comfort without judgement.
Like a Dad, he would protect us, even when we did not need protecting!!
There are too many unforgettable memories to know where to even begin.
He was incredibly, perfect! We couldn’t have asked for a more perfect person as our bruncle.
Thank you all for your continued love and support.
In honor of Matt.
Live your life to the fullest; as he says,
It is NOT; it is what it is, It is what you make of it!!
Visitation: A visitation was held on 2018-04-29 at Darst Funeral Home.
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