Condolence & Memory Journal

My deepest and sincere sympathy to Matt's family and his girlfriend Kellie. My heart sank when I read this shocking news Sunday night. No words I can say will help in your loss but you are all in my thoughts and prayers. Matt was a very nice man and I am glad I got to meet him and get to know him better over the last year. He will surely be missed by all who knew him.

Posted by Chris Miner - Holland, MI - Friend   December 02, 2018

Tom,Irene and family I'm so very sorry for you loss there no words

Posted by Ann Meekhof- Berg - Desert Hot Springs, CA - Friend   December 02, 2018

Tom and Irene, Our hearts break for you in the sudden loss of your precious son. We are praying for all of you and asking our Heavenly Father to hold you tightly in His grip of grace during this extremely difficult time. We are so sorry that we were unable to come tell you this personally during the visitation or celebration of Matt's life. Troy was out of town for work and I've been sick this week. Please know that we love you and are lifting you up before the throne of our Lord. Emmanuel - God is with us. Even if the midst of such gut-wrenching pain. Emmanuel. Love, Troy and Pam

Posted by Troy and Pam Timmer Timmer - Hopkins, MI - Family   December 01, 2018

Tom and Irene..we are so sadden to hear about the loss of your son.Our hearts are hurting for you and your are in our thoughts and prayers

Posted by Janelle and Dan Schamper - Zeeland, MI - Friend   November 29, 2018

Matt was a fine young man and a real help to our family over the years, what a loss. The last comment he made to us centered around his wonderful girlfriend and best friend Kellie whom he was so happy to have in his life. Matt was like one of our family and we will missed him. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Posted by Chudk & Kay Danyb - Macatawa, MI - Friend   November 29, 2018

Keeping the family in our hearts and prayers. What a kind and gentle soul Matthew was. You will be missed.

Posted by Paul and Susan Dykstra - Dorr, MI - Friend   November 29, 2018

You were so kind and sweet and I always had a good time with you. You'll be in my thoughts.

Posted by Thea Wilcox - Kalamazoo, MI - Acquaintance   November 28, 2018

My deepest sympathy to Matt's family, friends and loved ones. Such a shock. I worked with Matt for a few years at Harbor House Ministries. He had such a big heart and was a wonderful coworker.

Posted by Marcia Gemmen - Hudsonville, MI - Friend   November 28, 2018

Matt was a great young man and I'm glad I got to work with him at Harbor House Ministries so sorry for your loss

Posted by Vicki DeKoning - Jenison, MI - Friend   November 28, 2018

Tom and Irene,
I am so, so sorry to hear of your loss. I will carry you in my heart and keep you in my thoughts and prayers.
May God give you His peace.

Posted by Bink Koedoot - FL   November 28, 2018

Dearest Henny and family, Words cannot express my heartfelt sympathy for you. May our mighty God surround you with His loving arms and may you find strength, peace and comfort there.

Posted by Karen Doornbos - Hudsonville, MI - Family Friend   November 28, 2018

We wish you much strength.

Posted by GINY EN KOEN Koot Oosterveld - Haren The Netherlands - Family   November 28, 2018

Evan,Dray, and family. We are so sorry for your loss. Our deepest sympathy and our thoughts and prayers are with you.
We love you all. God bless.
Mom, Jeff, Weezie, and Aidan

Posted by Melanie Garrett - YPSILANTI, MI - Family   November 28, 2018

I am so very sorry for you lost matthew was a great man and im heartbroken to learn this news.

Posted by Kimberly Docter - East lansing, MI - Friend   November 28, 2018

We do not mourn as those who have no hope, and yet this precious young man has been ripped from our lives here and now, and our hearts are broken. I am so sorry that you all must walk through this terrible time. I love you-as many do, and I will be praying for you daily for a very long time. I will give you a call after a few weeks, but if you need or want someone to sit or cry or talk with, I am here-day or night. Matthew was a special guy who blessed me with his kindness and his eagerness to serve and to reach out to anyone who needed a hand or a hug. He blessed me! I miss him.

Posted by Becky Joung - Zeeland, MI - Friend   November 27, 2018

Tom & Irene
So sorry for your loss! We are praying for you and your family! May God grant you His peace and comfort in this difficult time.
With love and prayers,
Phil & Pam

Posted by Pam and Phil Russcher - Friend   November 27, 2018

We remember your family in prayer that this important time. We are genuinely sorry for your loss. We will pray that God will grant you peace. Zack and Sandi.

Posted by Zack Anderson - Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, MI - Friend   November 27, 2018


My heart is broken for Tom & Irene and their entire family. There are no words to say that will make this any easier........Just know my thoughts, prayers, and condolences are surrounding you. Keep your faith, family, and friends close as we are there with you.

Posted by Linda Jolliff - HAMILTON, MI   November 27, 2018