Matthew E. Thorpe March 11, 1961 - October 14, 2019

Matthew E. Thorpe, age 58, of West St. Paul. A loving husband, son, brother and friend. Died peacefully. Preceded in death by father, Richard and father-in-law Dan Burke. Survived by wife, Renee; cat, Gigi; mother, Millie and mother-in-law Sherry Burke; sister, Kim (Bill); brother, Rick (Beth); sisters-in-law, Tammy and Theresa (Andy); nieces, nephews; extended family and many friends. Visitation 4-7 PM Wednesday, October 23, at Willwerscheid West-Heights Chapel, 235 W Wentworth Ave., West St. Paul. Safe in the Arms of Jesus. Forever in Our hearts. In lieu of flowers memorials are preferred to the family.


Visitation 4-7 PM Wednesday, October 23, at Willwerscheid West-Heights Chapel, 235 W Wentworth Ave., West St. Paul.


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    Julie Eernisse says

    I will always remember you when you were still young and leaving Troy, Ohio to pursue your dreams. RIP MATT

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      David Ross says

      My heart goes out to the Thorpe family. The neighborhood pick up games, Kyle School, Cub Scouts, Little League, etc.
      Thanks for the great memories Matt. May the Lord be with you and your family.
      Dave Ross.

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    squiggy says

    sorry for your loss wish I could be there but out of town for work

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    Michael Torok says

    Saddend to learn of Matt’s passing, saw him many times in the Blondes.

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    Marilyn Tacheny says

    Dear Sherry & family, My heart aches for all of you, no one should have to get hit again so close to home in such a short time like this. Stay strong, keep the Faith even though I know it’s hard sometimes. Peace b e with you all, you are in my prayers.

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    Lori Eggert(Glarner) says

    Thinking of you Rene, and family. Remember Matt and his beautiful singing voice. A reunion with Tommy. Prayers for you all during this difficult time of loss. Lori sister of Tommy Glarner.

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    Chris Brown says

    I went to school with Matt, we graduated same year and were friends. Although we lost touch with each other, I thought of him often. I’m saddened to hear of his passing. My thoughts and prayers for his family and loved ones.
    Chris Brown.

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    Dave Vandeveer says

    Matt – You were always such a good friend in high school and beyond. I’ll never forget how fast you picked up gymnastics. Stuff that took me years to learn you picked up in a few practices. You were the same way with your music. I remember when you got your first electric guitar and I was amazed at how good you were after only a short time. One of your goals when you went to college was to start a band and you did that the very first quarter! You lived a life most of us only dream about and yet you remained a humble and faithful friend. You followed your dreams which continues to inspire me. I will always treasure our crazy times together. Those memories will never fade; our bodies die but our experiences and memories remain. May you rest in peace my friend.

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    Dan Horst says

    Rest in peace Matt.
    Many great memories remain.
    Condolences to the family.

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