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Matthew Fevig

Matthew M. Fevig was born on Thanksgiving morning November 27, 1975, during a massive snowstorm in Kalamazoo, MI the son of Michael and Gail Fevig. He passed away on Monday, March 7, 2022, at the age of forty-six in Portage, MI. Matt was greeted into his glorious new home in heaven by his late sister: Melissa and his grandparents: Glen and Addie Fevig and Ken and Dorothy Meissner.

When he was younger Matthew enjoyed playing soccer on 8th Street and playing T-ball at the high school in Plainwell, MI. Unfortunately, at age eleven while playing with friends at the Island in Gull Lake, he was struck by lightning. Severe injuries cost him the ability to move himself and speak, forcing him to need a breathing tube and to communicate with eye movements. Through all this pain the community came together and rallied to support the Fevig family. Members of the church, school, family, and friends built him a barrier-free bedroom and bathroom onto his family’s home, because of their generosity Matt was able to stay with his family until the age of twenty-five.

At the age of twenty-five Matt was moved to a specialized group home, to meet all his care needs, called Schuring that was operated by Residential Opportunities Incorporated (ROI). Matt endured many years of health problems caused by the accident, but through it all he remained strong. His life was enriched with the care he received from the ROI nursing and staff, and he was able to enjoy many groups and relationships because of their care.

Memorials made in Matt’s memory may be directed to the Residential Opportunities Incorporated (ROI), 1100 South Rose Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49001.

We are thankful to have had Matt in our lives. He was named Matthew because it means “gift from God” and he truly was. It was hard to lose who he was when he was eleven years old, hard to lose him again when he had to move out at twenty-five, and now it is hard to lose him again at forty-six. We will miss him every day until we are reunited with our whole family again in heaven.

In accordance with the family’s wishes cremation has taken place and Matt will be laid to rest next to his sister at West Cooper Cemetery. A private service will be held among family members in the near future.

While at www.amsfuneralhomes.com please take time to sign Matt’s guestbook and/or share a memory with his family.

The Fevig family is being cared for by the Avink, McCowen & Secord Funeral Homes and Cremation Society, 129 S. Grand Street, Schoolcraft, MI 49087 (269)679-5622.

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I will always remember Matt as the cutest little red curly haired boy with that beautiful smile at Cooper Elementary. It is so heartening to know he has joined his Beautiful Sister and will be at peace. My prayers and thoughts go out to Mike and Gayle as they go through this loss.

Tyna Walker-Smith Mar 28 2022 5:13 PM

Our dearest Matthew Michael Fevig-
We will never forget you.
You have taught me so many lesson about life, about priorities.
I respect your strength.
I admire your endurance.
You were dealt difficult cards in life and you persevered with beauty and grace.
I will always remember your eyes searching when looking at the sky, at birds flying, at the tops of trees swaying in the breeze.
I will remember fondly your facial expressions when getting a good scalp massage.
Your beautiful eyes seemed to reflect the colors of the clothes you were wearing.
I have been honored to care for you and be part of the Schuring team.
I am touched to even know you.
To Matt's dear family, please know that your beautiful son had a tremendous impact on so many people.
His beauty, strength and sweetness will be with us forever.
Love, Rebecca Barlow RN

Rebecca Barlow Mar 21 2022 3:31 PM

Thoughts and prayers to family and friends. I will always remember Matt, he taught us so much at school. What an amazing fellow. Fly high Matt!!💙

Robin Melvin-Lavender Mar 15 2022 10:09 AM

I pray that you find peace in the gentle memories of your precious boy.

Linda Lauer Mar 14 2022 1:37 PM

I'm grateful for having had the privilege of caring for Matthew at Schuring. He will really be missed. Rest In Peace Matty.

Sharon Sabel Mar 12 2022 2:53 PM

Prayers for your entire family. May Matt have ever lasting peace. God bless him and Gail and Mike. Love from the Krynski family

Maribeth Krynski Mar 11 2022 8:50 PM

May you rest in peace Matthew. I will always treasure the time we had together when we were kids. Forever young my friend.

Thomas Siwik Mar 11 2022 6:42 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Matthew Fevig

Stephanie (Nichols) Lawson Mar 11 2022 12:33 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Matthew Fevig

Betty Hackett Mar 11 2022 11:54 AM

My heart goes out to you and Mike. I hope all of your memories will help you during this time, and that God will hold you in the palms of his hands❤️

Anne Hopkins Mar 11 2022 10:43 AM

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