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Matthew L. Downing
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Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at 2:00 PM at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Shenandoah with Pastor Wade Brandt officiating. The family will greet relatives and friends with visitation one hour prior to the service at the church beginning at 1:00 PM. Burial will be in Shenandoah's Rose Hill Cemetery. Memorials are being directed to People for Paws in Shenandoah.

Matthew Lewis Downing, 55, of Shenandoah, passed away suddenly on Thursday, March 8, 2018 at Nebraska Medicine - Omaha. He was born in Shenandoah, Iowa on April 22, 1962, the son of James Lewis and Rosalie Ann (Alff) Downing.

Matt attended school in Shenandoah and graduated from Benson High School in Omaha. He worked for his father at Downing Welding for many years and was employed at Lisle Corporation in Clarinda for the past six years. Matt had a great love of animals and volunteered at People for Paws in Shenandoah.

Preceding Matt in death were his grandparents and father, Jim Downing in 2012. He is survived and missed by his mother, Rosalie Downing of Shenandoah; brother, Kelly (Dee Ann) Downing of Wahoo, NE; sister, Ginger Downing (Jack Noble) of Bloomington, MN; sister, Sherrill (Jim) Ehlen of Miami, FL; special nieces and nephews, Doug (Kimberly) Downiing, Jessi Gibson, Joe (Katie Ehly) Britton, Blair Noble, Emily and William Ehlen; great nephew, Dillion Stalder; great nieces, Cheyenne and Gabriel Haney, Christin Downing and Louise Britton; numerous cousins, aunts and uncles; many friends; and his beautiful (and spoiled) cat, Princess.


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Visitation

Tuesday

13

Mar

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Trinity Lutheran Church

713 Church St.
Shenandoah, IA 51601

Service

Tuesday

13

Mar

2:00 PM
Trinity Lutheran Church

713 Church St.
Shenandoah, IA 51601

Funeral Service

Cemetery Details

Location

Rose Hill Cemetery

Argus Rd Shenandoah, IA 51601
Shenandoah, IA 51601


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People for Paws

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