Matthew Steelsmith, 50, of Beaman, IA, passed away Wednesday, July 17, 2019. Private graveside services will be held at a later date. Inurnment will be at the Conrad Cemetery in Conrad, IA. Arrangements are entrusted to the Conrad Chapel of the Anderson Funeral Homes. Memorials may be directed to the Marshalltown Animal Rescue League in memory of Matt. Online condolences may be sent to www.andersonfhs.com.
Matt was born April 9, 1969, to Gary and Cinda Sue (Don Carlos) Steelsmith in Edina, MN. He graduated from BCLUW High School in 1987. Matt was united in marriage to Kristie Gardalen on June 16, 2010, in Marshalltown, IA. He was employed in many different aspects though his life including: owning and operating trash removal companies, service manager for a semi dealership in Davenport, IA, assisted with the family farm, and owned and managed many different properties. Matt had a true love of dogs and volunteered at the Animal League of Green Valley in Arizona. Matt was known for his kind and generous heart.
Matt will be missed by his wife, Kristie Steelsmith of Beaman, IA, a brother, Greg Steelsmith of Albion, IA, two aunts and uncles, Dick and Sally Elliott of Bettendorf, IA, Roger and Jill Anderson of Tulsa, OK, and several cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents.
God , we ask you help Greg every day getting better from this pain.
Oh, My Dear Brother Matt I am going to miss you so so much. I can still remember the day you came home after being born in the hospital and I invited all my friends over to show off my new little brother. Matt, I hope you can forgive me for all the hurtful words and actions I brought to you over the years. I so very sorry. I am proud of you and know who you really are! Yes, deep inside without numbing your heart from pains and disappointments in this life, you really are so outstanding, intelligent, kind, generous and have a very soft heart. Each time I see your picture the tears just flow. I really don't know how I am going to make it in this world without you. I love you so much and am missing you more than any words can ever say. I so longed to have a great and bonding future in Brotherhood with you and to share great life experiences. But, I guess it is not to be in this life. I hope to be reunited with you Buddy and with Mom and Dad. I love you Matthew Dean Steelsmith my Dear Brother forever, and always have. I will see you later, Gregory.
I am so sorry to know of Matt's passing. I knew him so well. He was truly a kind and generous and extremely sensitive human being. My prayer is that he now has the peace he never seemed to find in life. All is forgiven everywhere and there is only deep and abiding love with the memories of your laughter, your love your deep intelligence, your tender tender heart. Be at peace my heart's adopted son.
Sorry to hear about the loss of your brother. May God comfort you in this time.
Bob & Holly Blayer
I'm so sorry to hear of your passing my High school sweetie! I know you are resting in the arms of Jesus. XOXO
To my husband and best friend
May you find the peace you" ve been searching for. Ser you in the next life.
Miss you and I will always love you!!!
Greg, So sorry for the loss of your brother. Jo Clarke Macy
I am finally glad your at peace! May your anger be at peace Buddy! Your demons can lay at rest now. God Speed my Friend!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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