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“Carol, Dan, and girls, Our sincere condolences to you. We haven't seen Matt for years but can tell by his picture who he belongs to. Such a sweet...Read More »
1 of 13 | Posted by: Jeff & Pam Braaten - Portland, ND

“Dan, Carol and family: My sincere sympathies to you during this difficult time. May Matthews memories be a treasure for your family. ”
2 of 13 | Posted by: Ann Brandenburger - Wahpeton, ND

“Carol and Dan, you have my heartfelt sympathy. I just learned of your son's passing. I know words can not change the loss but if you ever need...Read More »
3 of 13 | Posted by: Glenda Satterfield - Moorhead, MN

“Danny & Carol...I cannot even begin to think that I have an idea of what you are going through, please know that even though I am miles away, you are...Read More »
4 of 13 | Posted by: Julie Krout - Goldsboro, NC

“Dan and Carol, We are truly saddened by the news of Matt's passing. We have many fond memories of Matt and the youth hockey days and his friendship...Read More »
5 of 13 | Posted by: Lance & Shiela Nitschke - ND

“Sending sincere condolences to the family..Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you.In such a short life, he touched so many lives and will...Read More »
6 of 13 | Posted by: Lara Weber - Family friend

“We just saw the obituary in today's paper. Please accept our sincere condolences for the loss of Matt. Michael (our son) and I (Terry) have very...Read More »
7 of 13 | Posted by: Terry Johnson & Family

“I can't believe you're truly gone. I'll miss having you around at family events-- you always had us laughing. I was so excited to come up again so we...Read More »
8 of 13 | Posted by: Katy Winter - Pensacola, FL

“Loving thoughts & prayers for you during this sad time. Carol, your "Matthew" was so greatly loved by you and was so fortunate to have had you as...Read More »
9 of 13 | Posted by: Michele Dennert Everson - Fargo, ND

“Matt's Family and Friends....We are so saddened at the unbelieveable news regarding Matt! We have not seen him for a long time, but knew him from...Read More »
10 of 13 | Posted by: Les and Deb Dondoneau - ND

“My most deepest sympathies to the entire family of Matthew. I know he really enjoyed when I would cook for the guys and bring it in. Whether it was...Read More »
11 of 13 | Posted by: Becky Phelps

“My sincerest sympathies to your family on Matt's passing. I recall him so well as one of my Eagle Scouts, and working with him on his service project...Read More »
12 of 13 | Posted by: Brad Schmidt - West Fargo, ND

“Dan and Carol...our sincere sympathies to you during this difficult time. If we can help withanything please ask. ”
13 of 13 | Posted by: Russ and Julie and Kyle and Kevin Roberts - ND

Matthew A. Winter, 26 of Fargo, died Wednesday, July 17, 2013 at Sanford Health in Fargo.

Matt was born January 28, 1987 in Fargo, North Dakota to Dan and Carol (Bliss) Winter. He lived in Mapleton, ND until 1983 and then attended West Fargo schools until he graduated in 2005. Growing up, Matt was a member of Boy Scout Troop 213 and received his Eagle Rank. He also played hockey and football. Matt graduated with an associate degree from Minnesota State Community and Technical College and also attended NDSU.

When Matt wasn't working one of his two jobs at Meineke Johnson (7 years) or McNeilus Steel (.5 year), he was busy living life to its fullest. Matt loved riding his '96 and 2013 Harleys, and going for bike runs with his Dad, especially to Bear Tooth Montana. Matt was always smiling, except in photographs, and helped remind those around him that humor is important in life. Matt was always ready to lend a helping hand or comforting shoulder to those in need. His generosity continues in his death as he helped give the gift of life to three persons as an organ donor.

Matt is survived by his parents; his sisters, Melisha (Joe) Vannett of Moorhead, MN and Megan Winter of Germany; his nephew and godson, Brennen Vannett; his grandmothers, Joan Bliss of Fargo (formerly of Wahpeton) and Darleen Doberstein of Wahpeton and many cherished aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Darwin Bliss, Wayne Winter, and Warren Doberstein and his aunt and godmother, Cheryl Bliss.

Visitation: Monday, July 22 from 5-7 pm at West Funeral Home, West Fargo and also one hour prior to the service at the church on Tuesday.

Prayer Service: Monday at 7:00 pm at the funeral home.

Funeral Service: Tuesday, July 23 at 11:00 am at Faith Lutheran Church, West Fargo.

Condolences may be sent online at www.westfuneralhome.com

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226 4th Ave W West Fargo, ND 58078
Tel. (701) 282-6699