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Obituary for Matthew John Strayer

Matthew  John  Strayer
May the wind always be at your back,
the sun upon your face,
and may the wings of destiny carry you
aloft to dance with the stars.

Matthew John Strayer, the son of Kevin Miller and Janet Strayer was born November 27, 1991, in Algona, Iowa. Matt departed this life suddenly on Monday, January 29, 2018, at Avera Holy Family Hospital in Estherville, Iowa, at the age of 26.
He received his education in the Estherville schools. Matt made his home in Algona, Estherville and Swea City. He enjoyed doing odd jobs and working outside. For hobbies he enjoyed playing Frisbee Golf and gaming.
Left to cherish Matt's memory is his mother, Janet (James) Helmick; father, Kevin Miller; daughter, Athena Strayer; siblings, Cody Strayer and his children, Paytyn and Trin; Madison (Steven) Studer and her children, Ayden and Jaxson; and Caleb (Cheyanne) Studer; grandparents, Robert and Deanna Helmick and Janice Hartman.
He has been preceded in death by his paternal grandparents and maternal grandfather, Merle Hartman and great aunts and uncles.
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