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Matthew Harris

October 03, 1992 - April 15, 2016

Celebration of Life - Thursday

April 21, 2016
- 2:00 PM

Boulger Funeral Home & Celebration of Life Center, Fargo

Visitation - Thursday

April 21, 2016
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Boulger Funeral Home & Celebration of Life Center, Fargo


Boulger Funeral Home

Matthew Harris

October 03, 1992 - April 15, 2016


Matthew Tyler Harris, Fargo, ND, passed away last Friday, April 15th at the age of 23.

Matthew was born to William Bodin, and Sari Harris, on October 3, 1992.

He was a big brother to Josh, Darius, Sierra, and Jaime. Matthew was a free spirit who brought love, light and compassion to everyone he met.He enjoyed music, disc golf, camping, hiking, and spending as much time as possible with friends and family. Matthew was an old soul, with a beautiful spirit, and a never ending zest for life. He was a bright star that has burned out in our lives, but will live on in our warm memories with friends and family.

He is survived by his father, William Bodin, mother, Sari Harris, stepmother, Rachael Bodin, brothers, Josh Harris and Darius Holbrook, and sisters Sierra and Jaime Drewlow. His grandfather, Robert Bodin and Robert Anderson. His grandmothers, Joni Harris, Judy Anderson, and Jeri Hayden. And great grandmother, Dolores Harris. And of course, his beloved cat, Troubles.
He is preceded in death by his paternal grandmother, Claudia Bodin, and uncle Daniel Heil.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at Boulger Funeral Home on Thursday, April 21, at 2:00 with visitation at 1:00. Interment will be at North Dakota Veterans Cemetery in Mandan.


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24 responses to “Matthew Harris”

  1. leslie halstad says:

    Im so sorry Sari n Billie….my heart aches for you both….if u need anything please. Im just a call away. Sending lots of love n hugs n prayers.

  2. Trish Rusness says:

    My heart hurts for you Rachael and Billy. May your wonderful son Rest in Paradise. My thoughts and prayers are with you

  3. Penny Long says:

    Billy, I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  4. Troy & christina mitchell and family says:

    So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers for the family

  5. Ken and Shannon Nowak says:

    Our thought and love are with you.

  6. Amaury Alonso says:

    I did not personally know Mathew but would like to extend my deepest condolences to his parents. The pain that is caused as a result of losing a son is unbearable as it is so unnatural and unexpected. The last book in the bible Revelation 21:4 in part says “neither mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore.” In the near future God himself promises that no one will suffer in any way. God also promises that then we will be able to reunite with our loved ones like Mathew on a perfect earth where death will be no more. Hold on to these promises I hope my words will give you strength through this difficult and sad time. I will include you in my prayers

  7. Michelle Schmaltz says:

    Josh I’m so sorry for your family’s loss! Our thoughts and prayers are with you all!

  8. Amy, Hailee, and Brooklyn Wieland says:

    Bill and Rachel~ The girls and I are thinking of you guys. I know this has to be the hardest thing you have ever endured- I pray you’ll find the strength to make it through. You have many good friends that will be looking out for you both. May Matt rest in peace.

  9. Jonathan Backen says:

    Sari, Billy, and Rachael; …

    Hugging you three very tightly. I’m so very sorry.
    …hurting with you.
    If there is anything I can do to help with..anything!, please have someone just let me know.
    Love you

  10. Kristen Barton says:

    I am so sorry Sari for you and your family! I am sending my condolences and I cannot imagine the loss or the pain you feel losing a child. If you need anything know that I am here. Let me know if I can help in any way possible.

  11. Lara Danielson says:

    I am deeply sorry for the loss of your son, brother and friend to so many!! Matt had this incredible ability to bring happiness to everyone he met and always had a way of brightening anyone’s day that crossed paths with him! I am going to miss that guy and his quick wit, his character spoke volumes. He was such a good person and a caretaker at heart. We all loved him in our own special way and he is gone but will NEVER be forgotten!! May you all find a way to keep his memory alive, he is a part of all of his close friends and family!! Rest easy in Paradise Matt!!!

  12. Jodie Brager Jacobson says:

    Sorry for your loss Sari thoughts and prayers to you and your family.

  13. Angie Leiss says:

    I am very sorry for the loss of your son. Prayers of peace and healing sent to you all.

  14. Francisco Gutierrez says:

    Billy I’m so sorry for your loss brother May God help your family heal. If you need anything don’t hesitate to ask.

  15. Tessa Blend says:

    Love you Billy and Rachael so sorry for your loss! I will see you tonight with lots of hugs and tears!

  16. Dennis and Vicki Thorpe-Nelson says:

    Dennis and I are so sorry for your loss, prayers are with everybody!

  17. Ang, Kim, Austin says:

    Josh my heart goes out to you and you family. Keep your head up. We are thinking and praying for you. Love Ang. Kim. Austin

  18. Digger and Tami says:

    truly sorry for your loss. we are thinking of you and your family though this difficult situation.

  19. Janet Tuttle says:

    I’m so sorry for the loss of Matthew. He’ll be greatly missed. My Prayers & Toughts go out to Y’all.

  20. shirley shirley says:

    So Sorry for your loss-you are in my thoughts and prayers ! I know how awful it is to loose a child espically when there just getting there lifes started out !! The pain gets easier as time go on-but remember to grieve as long as you need !! Remember the good and fun times together with him-I still do that every once in awhile things will come to me out of no ware and I just smile and say Thank-you for that memory. !!! Take one day at a time and soon you will m ove on to weeks but the hurt really never has gone away for me !!!Hugs to you and your family !! God gives to us and he takes from us all for a reason and the goodness he shares we are always thankful for !! Love to All !!!xoxoxoxoxoxoxooxoxoxoxoxxooxoxoxxooxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxox

  21. amber schuchard says:

    Matthew, you were such a beautiful soul.Mom and dad, you have all the support from his friends. Keep your heads up. You too Josh!

  22. Jeff churchman says:

    Your family is in my prayers be o

  23. Lynn Hendricks says:

    So, somehow today, I ran across a post from Joni talking about her grandson Matthew in heaven. I never knew he was gone. I’m so sorry that you lost Matthew. I will pray that you’re able to find peace and comfort in your memories and laughter in some of them as well. Peace to all of you.

  24. Jaime says:

    You made life hard for years but it was all for the best you were a good soul

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