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Matthew A. Smeltser Click for Condolences      Printable Version
1959 - 2010

Matthew A. SmeltserMATTHEW A. SMELTSER Matthew A. Smeltser, age 51, of Wayland, MO, died unexpectedly Monday, August 30, 2010 at the Unversity of Iowa Hospital in Iowa City, IA following a brief illness. Matt was born February 7, 1959 in St. Louis, MO, a son of Donald B. and Julie D. Pfeiferling Smeltser. Survivors include his son, Shane Walker Smeltser of Keokuk, IA; a daughter, Ashley Marie; parents, Don and Julie Pfeiferling Smeltser of Wayland, MO; two brothers, Mark Smeltser of Keokuk, IA and Michael Smeltser of Wayland, MO; two sisters, Donna (Doug) Jones of Wayland, MO and DeeDee (Don) Dupy of Keokuk, IA; nieces and nephews: Scott (Stephanie) Smeltser and their children Joseph and Jonathan of Clarksville, IA, Sam Smeltser of Kahoka, Tanya (Heath) Otte and their children, Blaine, Brice and Bailey of Palmyra, MO, Seth Elder of Columbia, MO, BreAnn Jones of Wayland, MO, and Keely and Kelsey of Keokuk, IA; as well as aunts, uncles, cousins and other relatives. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Elmer and Amy DeEtta Pfeiferling of Warsaw, IL and Bert and Mabel Smeltser of Alexandria, MO. Matt graduated from Clark Co. R-1 High School in 1977. He worked out of Laborers Local Union No. 731, New York, New York, where he was a union construction worker in the rail transit system. He was baptized into the Methodist faith. He was an excellent baseball player and was a member of an over 40's league in New York. He rode his bicycle every day, usually putting in 40-50 miles. He was a number one pool player, enjoyed fuze ball, golfing, and collecting items. He loved his home in Wayland and the time spent remodeling it and making it his own. More than anything, he loved his time in Missouri when he could be with family and friends. Funeral services were held Friday, September 3, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. at Wilson Funeral Home in Kahoka with Pastor Barb Hagerla officiating. Burial was in the Frazee Cemetery. Memorials were suggested to Shane Smeltser Education Fund.


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There are currently 41 condolences.


Dan & Chris Shoup & family
Monday September 13, 2010 at 10:50 PM

To the Smeltser family: So very sorry for your loss! Words can never be enough....but our prayers are with you! May God comfort you and may your memories sustain you!
 
Donna Gray
Monday September 13, 2010 at 2:24 PM

Matt will always have a Special Place in my heart. He along with the others who came into the Pour House while I worked there were the Nicest people around. They all are a Special Family to me. I am so sad for your loss. It is a loss for me also.
 
cindy(myers)martin
Friday September 10, 2010 at 1:23 PM

so sorry to here this about our friend and classmate. prayers go out to his family.
 
Trudy Wood Tanner
Thursday September 9, 2010 at 6:37 PM

Donna and Family--I am so sorry to hear of Matt's passing. I had just seen on facebook that he was ill a few days ago. You are all in my thoughts. I remember Matt playing baseball in Wayland back when he was in high school.
 
Randi Myers Mueller
Thursday September 9, 2010 at 1:23 PM

I knew Matt for many years and went to school with him!!! He was a great person and I am so sad to hear about him passing. I have some good memories of him that I will cherish forever.
 
Sheri Kirchner
sherikirchner@gmail.com
Friday September 3, 2010 at 12:41 PM

My most sincere sympathy to the Smeltser family. I was also a classmate of Matt's. My heart aches for your loss.
 
Tom & Angie Toops
Friday September 3, 2010 at 12:25 PM

To Don, Julie, and the entire Smeltser family, We are so very sorry for your loss. Matt was a wonderful person and will be greatly missed. Hang on to your memories and know that our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Tom & Angie Toops
 
Randy and Tonya Frakes
Friday September 3, 2010 at 11:22 AM

To the Smeltser family: Our thoughts and prayers go out to your family. We didn't know Matt, but my husband and I know Mark. And our hearts break for him & his family. God Bless!
 
Toni Courtney Glasscock
Friday September 3, 2010 at 9:59 AM

I went to school with Matt. He was a kind and caring person. He will missed. May he rest in peace.
 
Judy Wood
Friday September 3, 2010 at 8:11 AM

Donna and family, so sorry to learn of Matt's death. I graduated with Matt and hadn't seen him for a long time. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time of sorrow.
 
Tommie Mortimer
tommiemortimer@comcast.net
Friday September 3, 2010 at 7:18 AM

To the Smeltser family, Please accept my deepest condolences for your loss, Matt was a friend growing up and I know he will be truly missed. He was the best athlete Wayland had when we were kids and a good friend. Please know you all are in my prayers..God Bless Tommie
 
Julie Elder Carter
julie_realestate@yahoo.com
Friday September 3, 2010 at 12:02 AM

My heart goes out to all of you as you all hold a very special place in my heart. Matt, remember you are loved and rest in peace. God Bless your family in this most difficult time.
 
Lori(Lewis)Brooksbank
lbrooksbank63@yahoo.com
Thursday September 2, 2010 at 8:21 PM

to the Smeltser family,I'm really saddened over the loss of Matt my thought and prayers are with you.
 
Marrk&Debbie Brammer
Thursday September 2, 2010 at 3:12 PM

to the smeltser family are thoughts and prayers are with you matt will be missed he was a good friend
 
Randy & Irene Fish
Thursday September 2, 2010 at 11:46 AM

Our hearts go out to all of you at this sad & difficult time.
 
Delbert and Twila Harper
Thursday September 2, 2010 at 10:29 AM

Our deepest sympathy to the entire Smeltser family. May God give you strength in your time of sorrow. Twila and Delbert Harper
 
Bobbi Yates Hilgenbrinck
Thursday September 2, 2010 at 9:01 AM

I knew Matt well through high school and he was always such a nice guy, He will be missed and I do believe the world was such a better place with him in it..
 
Joe and Kay Biggerstaff
Wednesday September 1, 2010 at 9:53 PM

Our deepest sympathy to the entire family. Our thought and prayers are with you.
 
Art and Marilyn Barry
barryarthur12@yahoo.com
Wednesday September 1, 2010 at 6:30 PM

DON-JULIE AND FAMILY-SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS-PLEASE ACCEPT OUR SYMPATHY-GOD BE WITH YOU ART AQND MARILYN
 
Grant Frazer
Wednesday September 1, 2010 at 5:47 PM

I am friends with Shane and my thoughts prayers are with the whole Smeltser family. God Bless.
 
Randy & Kathy Alvis
Wednesday September 1, 2010 at 5:42 PM

We was so sorry to hear of the passing of Matt. He will truly be missed by many. God Bless Randy &
 
Randy & Kathy Alvis
Wednesday September 1, 2010 at 5:31 PM

We was so sorry to hear of the passing of Matt. He will truly be missed by many. God Bless Randy & Kathy Alvis
 
Harold & Roseann LeMaster
Wednesday September 1, 2010 at 2:11 PM

To the Smeltser Family our prayers are with you at this time of your loss. Matt was such a nice guy, he was a joy to be around. He and our son was close friends in school and we loved to have come to our house. He will be missed by all who knew him. He is at peace with the Lord now and is waiting to see his friends and family again.May God take care of all of you at this time of sorrow.
 
Jim & Sue
Wednesday September 1, 2010 at 11:31 AM

Our deepest sympathy goes to Mark and his family at this most difficult time. There is the land of the living and the land of the dead and the bridge is LOVE. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
 
mark mueller
Tuesday August 31, 2010 at 11:04 PM

To the entire Smeltser Family, p Please know that all of you are in my thoughts and prayers. I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I have many wonderful memories of times spent with Matt.
 
Priscill Davis an family
Tuesday August 31, 2010 at 10:59 PM

I'm sorry; My thoughts an prayers are with you all God be with you at this difficult time
 
Michelle (Burkhart) McChristy
Tuesday August 31, 2010 at 8:43 PM

My deepest condolences to Matt's family. Matt was like an uncle to me for many years. He will be greatly missed. We will always remember him laughing and smiling. TJ and Michelle McChristy
 
Ricky and Kristofor Burkhart
Tuesday August 31, 2010 at 8:35 PM

We have known Matt all of our lives. He was like an Uncle to us. We had so many good times living in Maryland and Massachusetts. We were so sad to here of you're loss. Our condolences goes out to you're family and friends. RIP Matt
 
Rick Burkhart
Tuesday August 31, 2010 at 8:22 PM

I really do not know what to say. Matt was a great friend and in times of need he was always there. He will greatly be missed as a friend and in the rail business. Matt, you were like my brother. Thank you for all you're help over the years, and I'll always love you. My condolences to his family and friends.
 
Angie and Julian Paluch
Tuesday August 31, 2010 at 3:38 PM

As one of my dad's best friends, I have know Matt most of my life! He was always kind, funny and helpful! He lived with us in NY for a time, where he and my now husband became good friends. We are extremely saddened to hear of his passing and our condolences go out to his family and friends!
 
Diane (Pagel) Mack
dlmack@wildblue.net
Tuesday August 31, 2010 at 1:12 PM

Smeltser Family - I was shocked to hear of Matt's passing. Your family has been in my thoughts and prayers upon hearing of Matt's diagnosis. My heart and sympathies to the entire family - I hope that you can find some comfort in knowing he no longer is suffering. He is with Jesus and while I know you wish he were here with you - he is in a much better place. May God be with you and watch over as you deal with this difficult time. Diane Pagel Mack and family.
 

Tuesday August 31, 2010 at 9:36 AM

Mark, We are so sorry for the loss of your brother. He will be missed. Love Always, Jason and LeAnn Clifford
 
Carla (Egley) Smith
Tuesday August 31, 2010 at 6:02 AM

To the Family of Matt. Matt was a part of my wonderful memories of growing up in Wayland. Please know that you are in my thoughts, my prayers and my heart. He will be remembered with a smile and saddly missed.
 
Linda Edmondson
Monday August 30, 2010 at 10:37 PM

I am so sorry for the whole family in your loss. May God give you peace and comfort through this difficult time. Linda
 
Paula Smeltser
Monday August 30, 2010 at 9:46 PM

My deepest sympathies go out to the Smeltser Family and Friends at this difficult time. The world has lost a very strong, enthusiastic and endearing person, who was a great man, father, son, father, uncle and friend. Rest in peace, Matt, with all my love.
 
Alan & Debbie Smith
alandebbiesmith@centurytel.net
Monday August 30, 2010 at 8:02 PM

I was shocked and sadden to hear of Matt's illness and death. We were classmates since 3rd grade at Running Fox. My thoughts and prayers are with all the Smeltser Family at this difficult time. Debbie (Lyon) Smith
 
Ed & Renee Schofield
Monday August 30, 2010 at 7:33 PM

To the Smeltser family: We are saddened to hear of Matt's passing. It was only a few days ago we heard of his illness. Please know that our prayers are with you, that God comfort you during this tough journey. May God bless you all.
 
Steve Campbell
Monday August 30, 2010 at 7:26 PM

I'm so very sorry to hear of this. Seems like not so long ago we were playing ball and just hanging out in Wayland. Matt has always been a great person and a even better friend. To the entire Smeltser family you have my prayers and thoughts at this difficult time!
 
Bev Laffoon
Monday August 30, 2010 at 7:03 PM

Don, Julie, Doug, Donna & the Smeltser family. So sorry and shocked to hear about Matt. Words don't seem like enough but you are all in our thoughts and prayers. May God grant you comfort during this difficult time. Bud & Bev Laffoon
 
Nancy Burkhart
nburk214@aol.com
Monday August 30, 2010 at 4:50 PM

Matt was a great person and a special friend. I wish we would have known sooner that he was ill. Matt, the world was a better place with you in it. It saddens me deeply. You're family are in my prayers. We will always remember you.
 
Lori Brees (Aunt of Samuel Smeltser)
pitaunt36@msn.com
Monday August 30, 2010 at 3:58 PM

My thoughts, prayers, and deepest sympathies are with the family and friends during this very difficult time. Matt was an incredible man, and will be missed by everyone. He loved life. I don't recall ever seeing him without a smile on his face and laughter in the air. I celebrate his life, and the joy that he brought to everyone who knew him. He is no longer suffering, but is now back home with his Father in Heaven. Once again, laughing and enjoying himself to the fullest. R.I.P. Matt, until we meet again. In His peace and glory forever, Amen. <><