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Funeral Service

Marshall-Gren Chapel
Monday November 8th, 2021
12:00pm - 1:00pm

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Matthew Sides

Matthew Sides of Plainwell, MI passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, November 2, 2021, in Fort Wayne, IN at the age of 55. He was born on September 3, 1966, in Paw Paw, MI the son of Glenn and Dixie (Clayola) Sides. He graduated from Paw Paw High School in 1985. Matthew met the love of his life: Robin Haas in fourth grade when she beat him at hoop-shoot, they have been best friends since. The two were inseparable and were joined in holy matrimony on August 23, 1989 at Crane Park in Kalamazoo, MI. Together they started a family and raised five children. Matthew loved his fur baby: Meeka, and she was often referred to as the sixth child. Matthew was an avid cyclist and loved to go on long rides everyday with Robin. They would ride locally, in Colorado, and in the upper regions of Michigan. He loved to go camping with his family every summer and would plan long extravagant camping trips filled with secret locations and hole in the wall restaurants. Matthew had a generous spirit and was always the first person to lend assistance to anyone in need. More than anything Matthew loved his family, he was a world class father and grandfather and will be remembered as the best dad in the world. He is preceded in his passing by his daughter: Grace Sides and his grandparents: Vonnie and Willis Sides and Marilyn Lamb. Left to cherish Matthew’s loving memory is his wife of 32 years: Robin (Haas) Sides; children: Kyle, Olivia, Molly, and Katherine; grandchildren: Aubrey, Lillian, Ava, Jackson, and Clara; in-laws: Maryesther and Jerry, Theodore, Wendy, Nancy, Jarilyn, and Heidi; siblings: Chad, Shelly, Dustin, Garrett, and Cooper; and aunts: Paula, Georgia, and Dawn. In accordance with Matthew’s wishes a public service will be held at 12:00 noon on Monday, November 8, 2021, at McCowen Secord Family Funeral Homes Marshall-Gren Chapel, 120 S. Woodhams St, Plainwell, MI 49080. Interment will be held at West Oshtemo Cemetery following the service. Memorials made in Matthew’s memory may be directed to the family ℅ Robin Sides. Envelopes are available at the funeral home.

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Robyn, My heart aches with yours tonight and saying sorry for the tremendous tragedy your moving through renders little but silent sorrows, I'd rather tell you how lucky you are, Matt has always been a stand up guy his quality's honest, devoted to himself which brought loyalty to his family life, and without question loved you dearly. God blessed you both and gave you time together more than most and you both made a family more than most LOL. I am sorry for what the world has lost, he made it a much warmer place, I am also sorry his friends have lost his kindness and the way his honesty and smile brightened a conversation the many bomb fires the camping and out of all the idiots you dated a very patience man. I respected your Husband and the father he is and surely he made a friend in Jesus. keep thinking the great times. Jason Smith

Ricky Spanish Nov 15 2021 12:26 AM

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McCowen & Secord Family Funeral Homes Nov 9 2021 9:26 AM

Wee,wee.. I miss you

Auntie Nov 7 2021 8:41 AM

Your cousins from Ohio send our deepest sympathy for your loss. Although we did not have the opportunity to get to know Matthew, knowing Dixie so well from our youth, I'm sure he was as kind and loving as his Mom. We are sending a memorial to the funeral home - but I wanted to get a message to you to let you know we are thinking of you and praying that God's love and promise of eternal life will be of comfort to you. ~Cousin Robin In sympathy, Mike Hamlin and wife, Marty Rick Hamlin and wife, Suzette Robin Hamlin Weirauch, and husband Bruce

Robin Weirauch Nov 6 2021 6:21 PM

Matt was always a sweet guy as memories from my childhood will always include the Sides family. He was my neighbor and all of us kids always played together and made forts and rode mini bikes on trails. He will be missed dearly and my thoughts and prayers are with Robin and their families :broken_heart::two_hearts::pray:

shelly piccolo Nov 6 2021 2:19 PM

Susan K. purchased the Florist Choice Bouquet for the family of Matthew Sides.

Susan K. Nov 6 2021 10:23 AM

Matt and Robin and Olivia came over for the swim of the year. Heidi came over and we all had a great day! Matt you are one of the best ! You are going to be missed so much! We all Love You. RIP Till we meet again!!!

Linda Cronk Nov 5 2021 6:37 PM

Matt always made me feel comfortable no matter where we were, he always had nice things to say about all of us. You were a blessing, you will be missed. I know you will watch over Robin and your family keep riding in the wind and they will follow. Rest In Peace my friend love Annette

Annette (Cronk) Harper Nov 5 2021 1:50 PM

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Olivia Sides Nov 5 2021 1:45 PM

He was my brother, I was 16 when I met Matt! He was fun loving, always had something funny to say. I am thankful that you were my family, loved watching you with your kids and then grand kids. Matt you will be missed everyday and we all love you!! Thank you for loving my sister so wonderfully! You were her best friend and soul mate. Please watch over her and help her get through this. I promise to be more present and I will do anything for the kids :heart: Please watch over us and make sure we are safe! Until I see you again blonde. Love you to the moon, Heidi

Heidi Boulis Nov 5 2021 10:07 AM

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