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Matthew Allen Scrabeck, 26

Published 10:15am Monday, August 26, 2013

Matthew Allen Scrabeck, 26, of Grand Meadow, Minn. died Aug. 24, 2013, at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester, of injuries suffered in a car accident Aug. 17 near Chester, Iowa.


Matthew was born Dec. 2, 1986, in Rochester and was raised in Grand Meadow, graduating from Grand Meadow High School in 2005.

He completed two years at Riverland Community College in Austin, Minn., studying forestry. He was presently employed at McNeilus in Dodge Center.

Mattew enjoyed deer hunting, bow hunting, fishing, wood working, golfing, and reball.

He loved martial arts and taught martial arts classes. He also enjoyed time with family and friends. Matthew was a member of AA and attained 4 ½ years of sobriety.

He is survived by his mother Sherrie Scrabeck, stepdad Kevin Queensland, sister Beth Hammon, niece and nephews Addison and Matthew Hammon and Bryson Horsman, special aunt Donna Guy, and close friend James Greenwood, who Matthew considered a brother, all of Grand Meadow. He is also survived by his grandparents Dan and Nancy Scrabeck of Elkton, Minn., and step grandmother Audrey Queensland of Grand Meadow and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father Daniel Scrabeck in 1987 and grand parents Ed and Dolores Guy.

Being a kind and generous man, it was Matthew’s wish to be an organ donor. His wish was honored.

Memorial services will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013, at the Grand Meadow Lutheran Church in Grand Meadow with the Rev Jim Scaife Officiating. Private family burial will be at a later date. Friends may call at the church 1hr prior to the service.

Memorials are preferred to the family.

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