Matthew Joseph Klaus

Macken Funeral Home Memorial Photo
Date of Birth:
Sunday, June 8, 1986
Date of Death:
Saturday, March 30, 2019
Age:
32 years old

Visitation

Date: Sunday April 07, 2019
Time: 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Location: River Park Chapel at Macken Funeral Home [ view map ]

Second Visitation

Date: Monday April 08, 2019
Time: 10:00 am

Location: St. Pius X Catholic Church [ view map ]

Memorial Mass

Date: Monday April 08, 2019
Time: 11:00 am

Location: St. Pius X Catholic Church [ view map ]

Macken Funeral Home Memorial Photo
Date of Birth:
Sunday, June 8, 1986
Date of Death:
Saturday, March 30, 2019
Age:
32 years old
Macken Funeral Home Memorial Photo
Date of Birth:
Sunday, June 8, 1986
Date of Death:
Saturday, March 30, 2019
Age:
32 years old

Matthew Joseph Klaus

Matthew Joseph Klaus, 32, of Rochester, passed away on March 30, 2019 following a long battle with addiction.

Matthew was born on June 8, 1986 in Middletown, NY to John and Denise (Brown) Klaus. He attended Rochester schools, graduating from Century High School in 2004. Following high school, he obtained his Associates Degree in Finance from RCTC. After many years in the restaurant industry, Matthew began working for Rochester City Lines, a job that made him excited about his future. He was especially proud of his son, Grahmm. The two enjoyed woodworking, gardening, and backpacking together. Matthew had a special bond with his late grandfather, with whom he shared a passion for woodworking. His affectionate smile and charm will be deeply missed by all.

He is survived by his son, Grahmm of Wabasha, MN; his parents, John and Denise of Oronoco, MN; his siblings, Will (Kate) Klaus of Rochester, MN, Brian (Shannon) Klaus of Coon Rapids, MN, Hannah (Dustin) Abplanalp of Waukesha, WI; his niece, Annika Klaus; and nephews, Dylan Klaus, Leo and Sam Abplanalp; his maternal grandmother, Rita Brown of Live Oak, FL; and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.

He is preceded in death by his paternal grandparents and his maternal grandfather.

The Memorial Mass for Matthew will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, April 8, 2019 at St. Pius X Catholic Church in Rochester with Rev. Russell Scepaniak officiating. Visitation will be from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 7, 2019 in the River Park Chapel at Macken Funeral Home and one hour prior to the Mass at church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Minnesota Adult and Teen Challenge or the Cronin Home, both of Rochester.

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The family of Matthew Joseph Klaus has received the following condolences.

John and Denise, My thoughts are with you. 

 I am shocked and sad to hear about the loss of matt.


 I was the QRC working with Matt regarding his shoulder injury.  


 Matt was kind and  Pleasant throughout my involvement with him. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family 

Denise and John, I was so saddened to hear of your loss. It's hard for me to imagine the pain you must feel. You and your family are in our prayers. 

So sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you and your family.


Bob Herzl

Will, I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your brother.  I pray that the memories you share bring you comfort in this difficult time.

John and Denise,  we were very sorry to hear of Matthew's passing.  You have an angel watching over you now.  You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

My heart goes out to you.  I am praying for you and your family.  If there is ever anything I can do even just to listen please let me know.  


Jackie

I had the privledge to meet Matt when we were young! He was always happy and had a story to tell!! He loved life and took every adcenture he could! I remember I didnt see him for a few years and one day went to golden corral and there he was!! Boy did he have awesome stories about his time in Germany!! Made me want to go visit even more than i already did! You were a great man and will be forever missed!!!

I am writing to express my sincere condolences for the loss of Mathew. It is a tragic thing to loose someone you love. It is especially difficult at such a young age. I did not know Mathew but can see how loved he was and that he must have touched many hearts.  Romans 15:4 tells us that God has given us the Bible to find comfort and to help us endure. Revelation 21:3,4 gives us the promise that God will wipe out every tear from our eyes and death will be no more. God doesn’t want us to be in pain. I hope you can find some comfort from the Bible at this difficult time. 

 


May Matthew’s soul rest in peace, I firmly believe that God will accept him with open arms for all the good he has done while he was on this earth.  Jesus was carpenter too.  Matthew had a laugh, chuckle more than laugh that caught your off guard and you couldn’t help but join in.  I remember him so well from Youth Group.  John  and Denise and family my prayers are with all of you in this great loss to your family.


Love and blessings, Linda (Nelson) Siem


 


 


 

Dearest Will, Kate and kids,


Words can not describe the loss that you are dealing with at this time, but please know that we are thinking of your family, sending our love and hugs to you all. Matthew is free from pain now, at peace and has his wings to fly above you to protect you always. Warmly, Liz and Steve 

John, Denise and Family,


My deepest condolences to you.  You are all in my thoughts and prayers.


Gay Eastman


 

My condolences. I was just beginning to get to know this kind, sweet young man. I spent several hours chatting with him just a while ago. I hope some day we can find better help for those who have an addiction. God bless.

Matt was a good friend to me in high school, and I have not forgotten what a funny, kind, smart and sweet guy he was. I am so sorry to hear of his untimely passing. He will remain in my memory as a sweet, smart and bright soul. Praying for his loved ones to find comfort in happy memories during this difficult time. You are all in my thoughts and prayers, and Matt's spirit is, too. I know the world will miss him. 

My thoughts and prayers are with your family. 

John, Denise and the whole Klaus family:


My heart goes out to you all. I know this doesn't help, but Matt is finally out of pain and at peace with God. We will be saying prayers for Matt and your entire family. Please let me know if there is anything at all I can do to help.


Steve 


 

We are so very sad to hear of Matt’s death. 


Please know that he will always be remembered in my daily Masses. 


We really liked Matt. I know he will be dearly missed in this life by so many. 


God bless all of you as you grieve. 


May He Rest In Peace. 


Dave and Judy Daniels 

Matt was a fine young man, We LIFT Him UP To The LORD!!!

I'm so sorry to hear of Brian's brothers passing. My very deepest sympathy goes to his family and friends. 


 

Im so sorry for your loss my deepest sympathy to you and your family

I send my condolence for your loss


I sent the universe out a prayer for Matt 


I asked his grace Lord Jesus Christ our savior to ask father God in heaven to give Matt soul eternal rest and peace


Amen 

John, Denise, Will, Brian & Hannah,  Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time of deep sorrow.  Matthew will be missed by us all.  May his soul rest in peace.


Love,


John, Barbara, Sarah, Anna, Justin, Andrew, Christopher & Jonathan Tauzell