OBITUARY

Matthew James Warren

December 13, 1988April 16, 2021
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Matthew James Warren, age 32, most recently of Maple Grove, passed away April 16, 2021.

Preceded in death by Grandparents: Jack D. Warren and Charles and Ruthlynn Gellerman.

Matthew was a beautiful, adventurous and free spirited soul who made his own path thru life. He was impulsive and his favorite expression was “Let’s go do it now.” Matthew loved music and playing his guitars (with amps -very loud!) He was a very sensitive, caring person. He had a great sense of humor and an infectious laugh. His eyes would sparkle when he smiled. He was polite, had great manners and was very easy to get along with. Besides music, he enjoyed fishing, going to the casino, video games, movies, long walks around the lakes and the company of friends and family and the family dogs. He really enjoyed family vacations. On one such vacation, he even managed to talk his Dad into getting tattoos together. Matthew had quite a way with words! Matthew graduated from Osseo Senior High in 2007and worked many jobs for many companies and enjoyed helping others, but he seemed to enjoy the outdoor work the best doing lawn maintenance. He would take pictures of the lawns when he thought he did a really great job and send them to us. He stocked shelves, cashiered, and unloaded truck deliveries in stores or warehouses He was very intelligent and technically savvy, and after High School, he started to attend college three different times, starting with IPR Institute of Production Recording to follow his love of music to become a Production Engineer. During this time, he developed and struggled with Mental Illness including Schizophrenia, Bipolar, ADHD and anxiety which did not allow him to focus or develop to his full potential. He also struggled with Chemical Dependency. Addiction does not discriminate. In the days before his passing, he was happy, and having good days after adjusting meds the week before. On the day before he passed, as we were driving to his doctor’s appointment, Matthew was busy on his phone and said “Mom, just so you know, I’m ordering a bunch of stuff from Amazon.” These packages arrived after his passing. These are not the actions of someone planning to leave soon. We loved him so and will miss him every day for the rest of our lives.

Matthew is survived by his parents, Gary and Susan Warren, sister Kelsey Warren, Grandmother Darlene Warren, loving aunts and uncles who loved him so and spoiled him terribly: Paul and Peggy Warren, David and Nancy Warren, Jack and Caroline Warren, Jeffrey Gellerman, John Gellerman and Sherry Tyrrell, Christopher Gellerman, David Gellerman, Peter and Joann Gellerman, Nancy and Rich Hansen, many cousins and wonderful neighbors, and his canine companions, Daisy Mae Warren and Emmy Reese Warren.

Visitation on Saturday May 8 from 1:00 to 2:30 at Kapala Glodek Malone Funeral Home, 7800 Bass Lake Road, New Hope, MN 55428. Due to COVID capacity limits, the service at 2:30 will be private, by family invitation only. Interment will be at a later date at Gethsemane Cemetery in New Hope. Memorials preferred to NAMI Minnesota (National Alliance on Mental Illness.)

  • FAMILY

  • Matthew is survived by his parents, Gary and Susan Warren, sister Kelsey Warren, Grandmother Darlene Warren, loving aunts and uncles who loved him so and spoiled him terribly: Paul and Peggy Warren, David and Nancy Warren, Jack and Caroline Warren, Jeffrey Gellerman, John Gellerman and Sherry Tyrrell, Christopher Gellerman, David Gellerman, Peter and Joann Gellerman, Nancy and Rich Hansen, many cousins and wonderful neighbors, and his canine companions, Daisy Mae Warren and Emmy Reese Warren


    Preceded in death by Grandparents: Jack D. Warren and Charles and Ruthlynn Gellerman
  • DONATIONS

  • NAMI Minnesota (National Alliance on Mental Illness.)

Services

  • Visitation

    Saturday, May 8, 2021

  • Celebration of Life Private Family by invitation

    Saturday, May 8, 2021

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Jenny Tousignant

May 9, 2021

A haiku written in memory of cousin Matt:

A playful spirit.
A smile that changed the world.
A life gone too soon.

Sending so much love to Gary, Sue, and Kelsey.

Jenny

Cubi Nguyen

May 8, 2021

To All,

Here is a picture I took of Matthew last summer in 2020 when a group of us went fishing locally in the Twin Cities.

Cubi Nguyen

May 8, 2021

To the family: I'm so sorry for your loss. I had the great opportunity of working with Matthew at a home he had lived at. He was an incredible individual with so much adventure and curiosity. Memories were made. One consistent fact he always shared with me was his love for his family, his extended family, and of course the family dogs. That was undeniable. Matthew was geuine and he was always so respectful. I am so thankful that I got know Matthew and the time that we spent together. Like many, I will miss him dearly.

To Matthew: Thank you, for sharing some of your time with me. I will never forget the laughs we had and the memories we shared. Also, I will never forget your line "I'd be down with that" every time I'd suggest to go somewhere or what we should make to eat. It was always your response. I miss you already. Rest easy, my brother.

MARK & BARB HEGSTAD

May 3, 2021

DEAR SUE & GARY WE ARE SO SAD TO HEAR OF YOUR LOSS. I HAD THE PLEASURE TO MEET MATT A COUPLE TIMES. HE WAS A WONDERFUL YOUNG MAN. I REMEMBER HE AND PAUL TALKING ABOUT GUITARS. PRAYERS AND BEST WISHES TO YOU ALL. LOVE MARK & BARB HEGSTAD

Jim & Jill McEachern (Mc-KACK-rin)

May 2, 2021

Dear Sue,

I'm so sorry to learn of Matthew's passing. I remember when you were expecting him when we worked at Network Systems. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May you find strength and peace, and may love always surround you with God's comfort. Take care.

~~ Jim & Jill McEachern (Mc-KACK-rin)

Don Brown

April 26, 2021

I am so sorry for your loss. I will keep you in my prayers.
Don & Peg

Dan Bishman

April 22, 2021

Sue, so sorry to hear this thoughts and prays to you and your family

Dan & Stephanie Bishman

Nancy Golio

April 20, 2021

Sue - I'm so saddened to hear this and want you and your family to know we are thinking of you and praying for peace to return to your family. Please don't hesitate to ask if I could do anything for you or your family!
RIP Mattew!
Nancy and Joe Golio

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2007. June Myrtle Beach, SC & cousin Brettany

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2007. June Myrtle Beach, SC & cousin Brettany

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2011. June-Myrtle Beach with the Warrens

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2007. June-Matthew's new tattoo

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2007. June-Myrtle Beach, SC

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2007. June-Myrtle Beach, SC poolside with the warrens

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2011. June-Myrtle beach, SC Pirates Voyage show

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2011. July-Family birthday MN with Aunt Nancy and Dad

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2011. June-Myrtle Beach Pirates Voyage with sister Kelsey and Aunt Nancy

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2011. June-Charleston, SC Naval and Maritime Museum