Matthew Lavender, 33

Matthew Lavender, 33, of Marshalltown, Iowa, passed away unexpectedly on June 17, 2013 in Marshalltown.

Memorial services will be held on Saturday June 22, 2013, at 7:00 p.m., at the Mitchell Family Funeral Home in Marshalltown, Iowa. Visitation will be from 5:00 7:00 p.m., Saturday June 22, 2013. Memorials may be directed to the family to be designated at a later time. For condolences or questions please visit . Mitchell Family Funeral Home is caring for Matt and his family. Phone 641-844-1234.

Matthew Allen Lavender was born on May 1, 1980, in Bend, Oregon. He was the son of Dennis and Jerri (Garrett) Lavender. Matt attended school in the Marshalltown Community School District graduating with the class of 1999. He was a resident of Marshalltown. Matt loved and cherished the time he spent with his kids, whether it was soccer, fishing and basketball. He enjoyed anything outdoors including yard work and always was willing to help anyone he could.

Left to cherish his memory is his mom Jerri (Garrett) Lavender and her gentleman friend Donald Boardman; girlfriend: Alicia Kinzenbaw. Children: Payton (12) son of Shay Dutton and Kaela (6) daughter of Anjie Pefferman. Brothers: Josh Lavender, Jeremy (Julie) Lavender and Jason (Emily) Babinette. Grandparents: Barbara Garrett and Gordon Lavender and step children Tiera (9) and Daysen (6).

In death, he rejoins his father Dennis; brother James; grandpa Howard Garrett; grandma Barb Lavender; uncle Warren Garrett and his great-grandparents.