Matthew Van Ort

Van Ort
Matthew Van Ort, age 52 of Woodbury, passed away July 24, 2014 surrounded by loved ones.
Survived by loving wife, Holly of 21 years; children, Benjamin (21), Katelyn (19) and David (14); mother, Margaret; siblings, Michael (Jeannie), Maureen (Bruce) Hatteberg, Mark, Margaret (Tom) Thron, Michelle (Tom) Ray, Maria and Mary Kollander; 17 nieces and nephews and 12 great-nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by father, William.

Matthew served 26 years for the Army National Guard and retired in 2011 as a Lieutenant Colonel. He spent 8 years as a pilot for Mesaba Airlines and 15 years as a pilot at Northwest/Delta Airlines. He loved riding his motorcycles, working on his vintage cars, spending time with his family and generally loving life. We will miss his spirit that he generously shared with us here on earth. We know he has moved on to a far better place.

Special thanks to the staff at U of M BMT Clinic and Dr. Bachanova for their loving care.
Mass of Christian Burial Friday, August 1, 2014, 2:00 p.m. at Guardian Angels Catholic Church, 8260 4th Street North, Oakdale. Visitation Thursday from 4:00-8:00 p.m. at Bradshaw Celebration of Life Center, 2800 Curve Crest Boulevard (NW corner of Hwy 36 and Co Rd 5), Stillwater and one hour prior to the Mass at the church. Interment Monday, 10:15 A.M. at Fort Snelling National Cemetery, meet at Assembly Area #4. Memorials are preferred to Leukemia Lymphoma Society.Matthew Van Ort

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