Matt Ostrander

of Twin Falls, Idaho
Born: January 13, 1981
Died: July 27, 2013
Age: 32 years old

Twin Falls, Idaho - Matthew (Matt) Allan Ostrander, 32 of Twin Falls was taken from this life by a car accident in Wendell, Id on July 27, 2013.

Matt was born on January 13, 1981 in Twin Falls, ID as the youngest of three brothers. He resided in Jerome until the age of 9, then he attended Wendell schools until the age of 15 when he moved to Twin Falls and lived until his untimely departure. Matt met his soul mate, Andrea, and was married in 2006 and became a loving, devoted father and husband.

Matt worked at Longview Fibre Co. where he was a hardworking friend to everyone he worked with and broke numerous records as a machine operator. In his spare time Matt was an avid hunter and fisherman and loved to be outdoors. He was a natural with archery hunting, flint knapping and tying flies. He was quick with a smile, a handshake and a hug to everyone. His compassionate, honest and respectful spirit will live on long past his departure. Matt was an amazing man to his family, his friends and those fortunate enough to have known him. He lived up to the meaning of his name, “Gift from God.” We love you Matt, forever and always.

Matt is survived by his wife, Andrea Ostrander and his two children, Dennis and Lena Ostrander; his parents, Kathy Blamires and John (Flo) Ostrander; his brothers, Tony Ostrander, Michael Pierce, Michael Wiggins and Shane Wiggins; as well as many more family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Allan and Ruth Blamires and Gene and Barbara Ostrander; and his brother, Ryan Wiggins.

A memorial fund has been set up in Matt Ostrander’s name at Wells Fargo Bank for Andrea and the children. Memorial contributions may be made at any branch.

A celebration of life will be held for Matt at 1:00p.m., Friday, August 2, 2013 at the Lighthouse Christian Fellowship on Eastland Drive in Twin Falls. A viewing will be held Friday from 12:00pm until the time of the service at the church. Pastor Keith Thompson will officiate. A reception will follow at the church. Services and cremation are under the direction of Heidi Heil of Serenity Funeral Chapel & Life Celebration Center, Twin Falls.

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Danny Blaylock said on Saturday, Aug 3 at 1:47 AM

Matt was one of a kind. Sorry for your loss. I will miss him very much.

Pam Crawford said on Thursday, Aug 1 at 1:03 PM

Oh Matt could make this old teacher laugh. When he tested his boundaries he would back up and make everyone laugh. I will never forget some of the stunts he pulled and the joy he would share with his smile and spikey hair. This is a sad day indeed.

Dee Zapata (Longview Fibre) said on Wednesday, Jul 31 at 5:08 PM

Matt was such a nice, polite, well-mannered young man that always had a smile for everyone. When he smiled at you, you couldn't help but to smile back. We are fortunate to have known him. We will miss him dearly.

LaShell molt said on Wednesday, Jul 31 at 8:49 AM

Matt will be missed dearly. He always put a smile in my face when he came into the Cheveron. Andrea and Matt would always have a nice thing to say and joke with you. He was the protective kind of his friends.

Kacee Miller said on Tuesday, Jul 30 at 12:29 PM

I wanted to say I am so so sorry for the family's loss of Matt. It is a horrible loss of a very wonderfull young man. My love goes out to your family and all his friends.

Jeff Warner said on Tuesday, Jul 30 at 7:41 AM

Matt was truely one of the good guys around here. He always had a positive attitude and greeted me with a smile and a wave whenever he saw me. He always flagged me doun outside of work to say hi and made me feel like I was among friends. RIP Buddy.

Ginger Phillips said on Tuesday, Jul 30 at 12:29 AM

I'm a better person for having known Matt, and I will miss him. I will especially miss that big smile. He touched so many lives in such a powerfully positive way, and he'll never be forgotten by his KapStone family. Our hearts go out to his family.

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Doug Richter said on Monday, Jul 29 at 11:37 PM

Matt was a great friend and employee. He was willing to help out without a single complaint. Matt was an all around great person and will be missed dearly by all of us. My thoughts and prayers are with his famliy during this tough ti

Jose Garibaldi Jr said on Monday, Jul 29 at 10:56 PM

Matt was an amazing man. Im so heartbroken. He touched a lot of people's lives at work. He was one of the best Post Operators we've had. Hard worker and always impressed us. He would call me "brother". Shows the type of person he was. Love u man! RIP

sandra warner said on Monday, Jul 29 at 6:20 PM

matt will be greatly missed,I feel like I've lost another son. I am so sorry for your family's loss. He was a wonderful young man.

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