Matthew Walton Lord, 37, of Traverse City, passed away Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018 at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
Matt was born in Gaylord on Monday, Feb. 4, 1980. He attended St. Francis Schools and graduated from St. Francis High School. He continued his education at Northwestern Michigan College. On Saturday, Oct. 14, 2006, he married the former Erin Sannes at Trinity Lutheran Church in Traverse City.
Matt worked in operations for the former Brown Lumber Company for a number of years, and also worked with other building supply companies in the area. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, the National Rifle Association, and enjoyed fly fishing and bird hunting. His greatest joy was his children, Neva and Boden, his family and many friends.
Matt is survived by his wife, Erin; his children, Neva and Boden; parents, Mark and Connie Lord, of Kingsley; aunt Barbara Baker, of Kingsley; and many, many friends, including Brian McManus, Lois McManus, J.R. Houdek, Heather Houdek and Brian Schmuckal.
The funeral service for Matt will take place at 4 p.m., Friday, Jan. 19 at Trinity Lutheran Church with Pastor Robert Zagore officiating. Visitation will be at the church beginning at 3:30 p.m.
Rather than flowers, the family has asked that memorial contributions to an educational fund for Neva and Boden be considered. Donations may be directed to Erin Lord, c/o Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home, 305 Sixth St., Traverse City, MI 49684.
Please share your favorite memories of Matt with his family at his online tribute page, www.reynolds-jonkhoff.com.
The family is being cared for by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home and Cremation Services.
Published on January 17, 2018