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Matthew Hood

Matthew D. Hood, age 44, of Atwater, died Tuesday morning, Jun. 12, at his residence.

A Celebration of Life service will be held from 2-4 p.m. on Saturday, June 30, at the Dethlefs Community Center in Spicer.

Matthew David Hood was born on February 11, 1974, in Paynesville, Minnesota, the son of Patrick and Janice (Van Ort) Hood. He grew up in New London and graduated from New London-Spicer High School in 1992. Matthew was employed for several area contractors in the construction business. His hobbies included hunting, fishing, motorcycling, horses and being outdoors.

He is survived by his parents, Janice Hood (and David Olson) of New London and Patrick (and Gwen) Hood of New London; one sister, Julie (and Paul) Larsen of New London; one niece, Katie Hanson of Spicer; several great nieces and nephews; step siblings, Kristina (and Todd) Wodash and Trevor Dodge, besides other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Celebration of Life

JUN 30. 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM

Dethlefs Community Center

217 Hillcrest Ave

Spicer, MN, US, 56288

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Our sympathy to Janice & family.

pam wold - June 17 at 12:49 AM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Yes, Matt was absolutely a great guy. He and Jackie were one of the only that came to help us. Especially when we needed it the most. He is dearly missed already. I am happy that he got to drive his Barracuda before he went to heaven. In his honor, we will definitely be here for Jackie to help and support her in any way she needs. Miss you like crazy Matt. -Renee and Curt

Renee Slavik - June 14 at 06:07 PM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

I will miss Matt. If ever a man had a golden heart, Matt had one! I've known him for many years and he was my friend.Even though we didn't get a lot of time together, when we did it was good. He had a very good sense of humor and was always willing to help with doing projects. God Bless You Matt and I hope your family and friends find comfort as I do with having the privilege of you in my life.

Steven Mace - June 12 at 11:41 PM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Yes (Grub how you got that name I don't remember) cousin Matt you were one in a million. Non judgemenal ( hard to find these days) fun great guy. You will be missed :cupid:

Deb Halverson - June 16 at 11:44 AM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Thanks for sharing :cupid:

Deb Halverson - June 16 at 11:40 AM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Matt was certainly a one of a kind but in a great way. I remember when he repainted his cuda that he treasured so much before he had it all together had to come get me and take me for ride and had to make sure it was one that I wouldn't forget about like every ride in his pride and joy.matt ( little buddy) I am going to miss the hell out of you.almost forgot I think we were the only two to ever both receive the asshole award at the Gilbertson annual party. God bless you and your family and I will see you on the other side my friend

Doug Nelson - June 14 at 07:41 PM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Matt had the most unforgetable smile everytime I seen him. So sad to loose him.

Rick Reigstad - June 16 at 06:56 PM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Karin, Bryan and Kay purchased the Garden Accent Stone - 'Wherever a beautiful soul...' for the family of Matthew David Hood.

Karin, Bryan and Kay - June 20 at 11:40 AM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM