Matt Edwards

Posted November 21, 2012 at 9:20 am


Aug. 7, 1984 – Nov. 16, 2012

Matt Edwards, age 28, died Friday, Nov. 16, 2012 at his home.

  Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday morning, Nov. 20, 2012 at St. Matthew Lutheran Church, Monticello, with interment in Oakwood Cemetery.  Rev. Darryl Larson officiated at the services.  Friends called from 4-8 p.m. Monday at Goettsch Funeral Home, Monticello. 

Matt Andrew Edwards was born Aug. 7, 1984 at St. Luke’s Hospital, Cedar Rapids, Iowa.   He was the son of Dana and Vicki Jansen, Edwards.  He was baptized and confirmed at St. Matthew Lutheran Church.  Matt graduated from the Monticello Community Schools with the class of 2002.   He had worked for John Schlarmann on his farm, Crop Production Services, Cascade Die Mold in the Tool and Die Shop, and at Star Buildings.  He was currently employed at Energy Manufacturing. Matt enjoyed being outside on the farm, hunting, or doing anything mechanical.

Surviving are his parents, Vicki and Dana Edwards, Monticello; his sister, Jessie (Mark) Seaton and nephew Harper of Marion; his maternal grandfather, Marvin Jansen and his companion, Dorothy Stutt, Monticello; his aunts and uncles,  Greg and Melinda Jansen, Milwaukee, Wis., William (Sandy) Edwards, Jean Luensman, Michael (Linda Varner) Edwards, John (JoAnn) Edwards all of Monticello; and his dog, Addie.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Esther and Bernie Edwards; and Dorothy Jansen.

Thoughts, memories and condolences may be left at In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established.