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Matthew Rowland01/23/2010
Matthew Rowland was born December 13, 1963 in Sioux City, Iowa the son of
Finis and Sonya (Brooks) Rowland. Matt attended trade schools and became an iron
worker. He traveled the area extensively for his work.

Matt passed away on Saturday,
January 23, 2010, at the Knoxville Area Community Hospital at the age of 46 years,
1 month and 10 days. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Matt is survived by
his wife, Carolyn of Scott City, Kansas; daughter, Candice Rowland of West Des Moines,
Iowa; granddaughter, Felicity Tolle; brother, Tim of Pella; sisters: Lisa (Paul)
VandeHaar of Pella, Laura (Tom) Pierce of Des Moines, Mary (Jeff) Greenlee of Sac
City, Ruth (Frank) Anderson of Arkansas City, Kansas, and Jeannie Currier of Oskaloosa
and many nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held at First Baptist Church in Knoxville on Saturday, Jan. 30, at 1 p.m. with Rev. Tom Wheeler officiating.
The musical selection will be a congregational hymn of “Amazing Grace.” Pastor Nancy
Wheeler will sing “One Day at a Time” and Barbara Westburg will serve as organist.
Matt has been cremated and his cremains will be scattered at a later date.

For those
desiring, memorial contributions may be made to Matt’s daughter, Candice Rowland.