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Matthew "Matto" Traynor

August 24, 1990 - June 04, 2016

Prayer Service - Tuesday

June 07, 2016
- 7:00 PM

Sts. Anne and Joachim Catholic Church, Fargo

Visitation - Tuesday

June 07, 2016
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Sts. Anne and Joachim Catholic Church, Fargo

Mass of Christian Burial - Wednesday

June 08, 2016
- 1:00 PM

Sts. Anne and Joachim Catholic Church, Fargo

Arrangements

Boulger Funeral Home

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Matthew "Matto" Traynor

August 24, 1990 - June 04, 2016

Obituary

Matthew Thomas “Matto” Traynor, 25, of Fargo, passed away June 04, 2016, at Grace Lake in Bemidji, Minn., his favorite place on earth.

Matthew was born Aug. 24, 1990, to Dr. Michael Donovan Traynor Sr. and Mary Elizabeth Traynor in Rochester, Minn. He lived in Grand Forks from 1991 to 1998. In 1998, he moved to Fargo, his permanent residence until his death. Matthew was named for two uncles, John Thomas Traynor Jr., his father’s brother, and Thomas Deere, his mother’s brother.

Matthew had an unmatched love for the outdoors. An avid sportsman, he could always be found hunting or fishing with his friends or family. In particular, he enjoyed duck hunting and would even camp out early in the morning to stake his claim to a field shoot. He was passionate about golf and found ample opportunity to do so as both a member and employee of the Fargo Country Club. Matthew truly lived life to the fullest, and his charismatic personality will be missed by all the family and friends he left behind.

Matthew was educated at Holy Family Catholic School in Grand Forks, and Nativity Elementary, Sullivan Middle School, Fargo Public Schools, Shanley High School, Bemidji State University, and Moorhead Technical College.

He is survived by his paternal grandparents John T. “Jack” and Kathryn Jane Traynor of Devils Lake, ND; parents Dr. Mike and Mary Beth Traynor; his brothers, Dr. Michael D. Traynor Jr. (Antinea Ascione) and Timothy Lennon Traynor; his nephew, Michael Donovan Traynor III and his beloved dog, Finn of Fargo, ND. Matthew is preceded in death by his maternal grandparents Louis C. and Mary Louise Deere of Kennedy, Minn.

A vigil will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 07 at Sts. Anne & Joachim Catholic Church, 5202 25th St. S., Fargo. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday June 08 at Sts. Anne & Joachim Catholic Church. Interment to follow.

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139 responses to “Matthew Traynor”

  1. Julie Larson says:

    No words can articulate our sympathy for you at this time. Matthew embodies the joy and hope and love every parent feels for their own son. We will be saying rosaries for you and him during this heartbreaking time….God Bless– Jon & Julie Larson (Detroit Lakes).

  2. Farrah Marsh says:

    Our most sincere sympathy upon the passing of your beloved son Matt. The staff of both the North Campus Operating Room and Same Day Surgery stand behind you in your grief and hold you in their hearts. Our prayers are with each of you in the coming days. With much love- your OR family.

  3. Sandy Otero says:

    Mike and Mary – we are so sorry to hear about your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Manuel & Sandy Otero

  4. Taccara says:

    Our deepest sympathies from your family and friends from the Caribbean. From the Balgobinds

  5. Shelly and Jerry Hewson says:

    Mike, MaryBeth and family,
    Our deepest sympathy for the loss of your son and brother. May the love of those around you help you through the days ahead, and take comfort in knowing an angel is watching of you.
    Shelly and Jerry Hewson

  6. Callie Hall says:

    Mike, Mary Beth, Michael and Timmy – I am so sorry to hear about Matto. I have fond memories of him at Grace Lake and on Grassy Hills. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  7. Michele Diehl says:

    My heart breaks for you, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Matt. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

    My deepest condolences.

  8. Mary Jo McClellan says:

    Dear Mary Beth and Mike ~ my heart breaks for you as you go forward. I know from what you’ve shared how much you loved, admired and devoted you were to Matthew. Hugs, prayers and sympathy to you and your family. Love, Mary Jo

  9. Jack and Doreen Kennelly says:

    Our very deepest sympathy, Traynor’s! May Matthew rest in peace. We pray that you find consolation in the Truth that God is Mercy and love. Please be assured of our prayers during this difficult time.

  10. Mitch and Susan Hanson says:

    We would like to send Matt and his entire family our deepest sympathies and prayers for peace

  11. Beauclair Family says:

    Our heartfelt sympathy to all of you. We are so sorry for your loss. May Matthew rest in peace. You are in our thoughts and prayers as we lift you up to our Heavenly Father. Sincerely, John and Sharon Beauclair and family

  12. Jim,Nancy,Josh,Alex and Miah Berg says:

    Dear Mike, MaryBeth,Michael & Antinea and Tim. It is with hearfelt emotion that our family is asking that God surrounds each of you with love, gentleness, guidance, support, direction, and prayers during this time of uncertainty and disbelief as you grieve the loss of your beloved, Matto. We will continue to be with you along this journey to support you in any way that we can! We love and care for each of you very deeply.

  13. Belle schaefers says:

    I’m so sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers to all of you during this difficult time.

  14. Doug and Kristi Vang says:

    Doug and I are devistated hearing about Matto. He was lucky to have two parents who loved him deeply and two brothers, who were such of a big part of his life. May all of your special memories of Matto help you get through this difficult time. Matto, may you rest in peace and know you were loved.

  15. Joleen Hardy says:

    My deepest sympathy to your family. May God grant you peace and understanding today…tomorrow…always.

  16. Glenda Spencer says:

    Mike, Mary and family – My heart just breaks as I received this from one of Matt’s comrades! Words cannot express my heartfelt sorrow! Many hugs, prayers for you! Matto was one of my favorite people and I pray he found peace with his new life! I just know he is living it up in heaven and caught the biggest fish, is on the hunt for the biggest bird! His infectious smile and laughter is bring joy to all the Angels surrounding him! God Bless you and your family during this difficult time! We will miss him! I truely hope for healing and peace in the days to come ! ❤️💕🙏💗 Glenda Spencer

  17. Stephanie Hakel says:

    I am so sorry to learn of your tragedy. You and your family are in my thoughts and hoping you can find courage and peace from the love in our community.

  18. Angela Kooren says:

    I don’t know know Matt. I don’t think I’ve ever met him. However he seems to have known most of the same people I do. What I’m seeing is how many lives his intrepid personality has touched. He seems like a really great guy to be taken so young. There are no words I can say except this. I never met him but I miss never meeting him. My deepest condolences to the family.

  19. Sue Hanish Anderson says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. We are so sorry for your loss.

  20. Craig B. says:

    Sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers to you all during this difficult time.

  21. Patrick &Jane Indergaard says:

    Dear Mike, Mary Beth, Michael, Antinea, and Tim,
    Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with your entire family during this time of great loss. May Matto rest in peace and may you all be surrounded in the comfort, grace, and knowledge that the love always remains.
    In deep sympathy,
    Pat and Jane Indergaard and family

  22. Butch Fossell says:

    Mike and Mary Beth, sending your family a huge hug and thoughts of comfort and peace. Last time I saw Matto, he was a young boy enjoying fishing! And now, here we are years later, faced with such a great loss! Matto lives on in your hearts and his memories are such a treasure and comfort. Thinking of you all!

  23. Chris says:

    Deepest sympathies. Will always remember that little boy with the big eyes shooting hoops and swinging a golf club. So deeply sorry. Prayers and condolences. The Yunker Family

  24. Patty -Seth "Chubs" Ryan's mother says:

    In my prayers!!!

  25. Marilyn and Rusty Ouart says:

    So sorry for your loss, prayers for healing hearts.

  26. Chris Yunker says:

    So deeply saddened. Always will remember hat adorable little boy with the big eyes swinging golf club or hockey stick in driveway.. Our deepest sympathies.💔 The Yunker Family

  27. Chris & Melissa Roehrich and Family says:

    Our deepest sympathies on the passing of your son/brother. Your family is in our prayers.

  28. Deb Anderson says:

    Dear Dr Traynor and Mary Beth, although our paths have not crossed in years, I so remember the early years of working with Mary Beth on 5th floor at “United”. I remember all of us having young kids and how very loved they all were (and are). Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers that God holds your family in the palm of his hand.

  29. Kellie L says:

    I have never met Matthew or your family…but I just wanted to say that I think it’s absolutely amazing that your family has set up a fund in honor of Matthew to help others who struggle with addiction. There is such a need for more treatment facilities and other programs that should be looked at instead of criminalizing and stigmatizing individuals who go to war with drugs. I appreciate your efforts & am thinking of you all! Thank you.

  30. Norman and Julie Seil and family says:

    Dr. Traynor and family,
    We are so saddened to hear of the loss of your son and brother. I remember so many times visiting with you about your children and the smile in your eyes as you did so. Nothing prepares us for this and I am at a loss of what to say except, to hold on to and talk about those good memories. He is forever with you.

    Julie Seil (Arick’s mom)

  31. Leon and Laurie Senn says:

    Mike, Mary Beth, and Family

    Please know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers at this time of suffering.

  32. Linda Raedel says:

    I am so very sorry for your loss..I cannot begin to imagine what you are going through. I never knew Matt, but both of my sons knew him, and were friends of his. They are both in disbelief and devastated to hear of his passing, and have both shared with me what a truly great young man he was. Please know you are in my most sincere thoughts and prayers..May God Bless you at this most difficult time, May he hold you and Matt in his loving arms, and bring you peace. Linda Raedel

  33. Bonnie Juhnke, neighbor on Grassy Hills says:

    I am so very sorry for you loss. I pray that God lifts all of you up, and provides comfort and healing as you move forward through your grief.

  34. Bobbi Lunday & family says:

    Mary Beth, Mike & family,
    My heart goes out to you all with the devastating loss of Matt. Thoughts and prayers for comfort and peace are with you at this time of sorrow.
    If our will could only hold on to them… they would stay forever.
    Deepest condolences.

  35. Rachel Nelson-Gustafson says:

    Thoughts and prayers to you and your family, Marybeth.. I cannot imagine. . . I am thinking of you.

  36. Doug and Sue Goulding says:

    Jimmy is out in the wilderness in Utah, but we are certain he would want to offer his condolences to Matto’s family. We will keep you in our hearts and in our prayers.

  37. Molly Murch says:

    My Deepest Sympathy To You All. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. May the loving memories you shared with Matthew live on in your hearts forever. Love You All.

  38. Wayne & Evie Weiss says:

    Mike, Mary Beth, & family, We are deeply sorry for the loss of your beloved Matto. May God give you strength in the future days & beyond. Know that we hold you in our hearts. Wayne & Evie Weiss

  39. Jeff Vendsel says:

    Words can not express how saddened I am to hear about the passing of Matthew. Even though it has been nearly 20 years since seeing and playing with the kids as we all did, I still remember all of the joy and laughter they all showed together.

    May God bless your family in this time of grief and sorrow. My prayers are with you.

  40. Ginger Soland says:

    Dr. Traynor & Mary Beth,
    My deepest sympathy to both of you and your entire family. I am thinking of you and keeping you in my prayers. I’m so sorry.

  41. Steve and Terrie Carlson says:

    Mike, Mary Beth and family,
    Our heart breaks for your loss of Matto and we hold him and your family in our prayers during this difficult time.

  42. Michael and Marla Segal says:

    Our sincerest condolences to your family on the passing of Matthew. We are wishing you strength in this most difficult time.

  43. Brian and Patty Qvammen says:

    I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your son. Your entire family is in our thoughts and prayers.

  44. Paul and Suzanne Dobbins says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

  45. Dave & Ginny Peterson says:

    Mike, Mary Beth, and family – We are so sad to hear about your loss. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers.

  46. Amy Mathias says:

    Dear Traynor Family – We are so sorry for your loss. May the prayers and support of your family and many friends surround you and comfort you.
    With sympathy – The Mathias Family – Stacey, Amy and Hunter

  47. John LaLonde says:

    Dr Traynor – my dad shared the news about Matthew. I am sorry for your loss. You were such advocate for my mom 20 years ago, I thank you for that. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

    John LaLonde
    Minnetonka, MN

  48. DIon and Connie Reimer says:

    You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  49. Susan Dyrud MacDonald says:

    Dear Traynor Family,
    I am so, so sorry for your loss. I remember Matthew when he was little…from my teenaged perspective he was especially athletic, coordinated, daring, spunky and adorable. I wish I had words to soothe you. I wish I could help you with my hands while you grieve. I wish I would have been a better babysitter. Xo. I am thinking lovingly of your family and praying. My deepest condolences to you and all who loved Your Matto.

  50. Cindy and Mike Gunnarson says:

    Our heartfelt sympathies to you, Mike and Mary Beth, and to all of your family. May your wonderful memories of Matthew bring you peace. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  51. Anne Ebsen says:

    Thinking of you with deepest sympathy. May you find comfort in knowing that others share your sorrow. Praying for friends to comfort you, faith to uphold you, and loving memories to carry you through.

  52. Keith & Kim Dziengel says:

    Mike & Mary Beth, so sorry for your loss! In our thoughts & prayers!

  53. Glenn & Pat Metzger says:

    Dear Traynor family, My heart is heavy w/sadness as I try to wrap my head around the grief all of you must be experiencing. Know of my prayers for you today & in the difficult days & months ahead. Eternal rest grant unto Matt, oh Lord; & may perpetual Light shine upon him. God bless you all.

  54. Steve and Jan George says:

    We are so sorry to hear of your loss! We will hold all of you up in our prayers in the days ahead. May God grant you strength and consolation during this difficult time.

  55. tim radigan brophy says:

    Learned of your son’s passing from his Uncle, Paul. Obviously, nothing I can say would fill the void you are feeling right now. I know you will find comfort in the days to come with family and eventually the tears being shed today will be replaced by a smile at the mention of his name. We can only hope we meet our loved ones in the next life. My thoughts and prayers will be with you all in the days to come.

    Tim Radigan-Brophy, Palm Springs, CA

  56. Charles and Patti Swanson says:

    Dearest Mike, Mary Beth, and family:

    We are so saddened to hear of Matto’s passing. Our hearts ache with you. Sending our love, hugs, and daily prayers for comfort, wisdom, strength, and peace of heart.

  57. Mark & Betsy Jackson and Family says:

    We are saddened to hear the news of Matto’s passing. Our family will always cherish the memories we have of Matto growing up with the girls both in Grand Forks and Fargo. Our deepest condolences to your family during this difficult time.

  58. Deb Anderson, Same Day Surgery Altru says:

    Mike, Mary Beth and family, I send my hugs and prayers to you. Hoping memories give you comfort and strength as time heals your hearts.

  59. Todd and Lori Funfar says:

    Mike, Mary Beth and family,
    We are so sorry to hear of your loss.
    Prayers, strength, and peace to your family.

  60. Kevin and Brenda Regan family says:

    We send you our deepest sympathy he and the loss of your son, God bless is beautiful soul, you will be in in our prayers

  61. Allen Mehrer says:

    My prayers are with you

  62. Margaret Reed says:

    Mary Beth and Mike
    I am so sad for your loss. I know this is one of the saddest things a parent could ever go through. And I know how much you loved all your boys. Please know you are in my prayers and thoughts. Margaret Reed, Grand Forks

  63. Deb Watne says:

    Mary Beth and family – my heart breaks for you. I am so sad for your loss. Deepest sympathy and prayers.

  64. Jim Breakey says:

    Mike and Mary Beth,
    I’m so sorry to hear about your son. Far too often life just isn’t fair.
    Jim

  65. Patrick Nugent says:

    I met Matt on a fishing trip in Minaki and I just remember how great of a kid that he was during our week. My prays are with the family. Stay strong during this time and remember the good times with Matt

  66. James & Sally Wagner says:

    Mary Beth, Mike and family: Our prayers to you on the loss of your son & brother. May you find comfort in God’s love and grace.

  67. Dani Johnson says:

    Traynor family,
    Our hearts are so heavy. We are sending you our prayers and deepest sympathy at the loss of your son. May our Lord wrap his arms around all of you on this earth and may Matthew find peace in the arms of Jesus. God bless.
    Dani Johnson and family

  68. Pete and Wendy Traynor says:

    Sorry for your loss! Way to young. Our prayers are with you all….

  69. Stacy Lund says:

    My heart breaks for all of the family and friends. You are not alone. Find hope in all the wonderful memories you all have.

  70. byron bowman says:

    Mike and Mary Beth so sorry to hear of your loss. May god bless you and your family. Love from Byron, Janis and Jason

  71. Dr. Lane & Judy Lee says:

    Dear Mike, Mary Beth, and family,
    We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of sorrow.

  72. ERIN WINTERQUIST says:

    My deepest sympathies to you all. May god wrap his arms around each of you and help guide you to find comfort during this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Jamie & Erin Winterquist.

  73. Kady Williams says:

    Mike, Mary and Family,
    May you find comfort in knowing that Matt will live on in the hearts of many. My deepest sympathies to you and your family during this difficult time.

  74. Steve Schroeder says:

    My heart aches for your loss Mike. I have a son 26 and can’t imagine your pain you feel. I know the struggles personally. I wish you peace ol freind

  75. Jacob Hook says:

    From our family and the Docken we send our condolences to all of you. I wish I could remember the words that Louie told me after my dad passed away. He always had a way with words. It’s gives us some solace to know that Matto is with his grandparents. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

    The Jacob Hook family and Margaret Williams

  76. Dr. Carlos Torres and Coleen. says:

    Extending sincere sympathy to Traynor Families on the untimely loss of your son, your grandson, your nephew. May faith and memories provide comfort.

  77. Nan Carlisle says:

    Many blessings to you and your family. May God give you comfort and peace. Your friends in Christ, Nan and Bruce Carlisle

  78. Trish Mohr says:

    May eternal rest be granted to Matthew and perpetual light shine on him. May he rest in comfort and peace. My heart is full of compassion and love for you, the Traynor family. While storms rage on earth, heaven provides respite. My prayers are pouring out for you, you are truly loved in Grand Forks from Grassy Hills to the school on 17th Avenue South. ‘I love you with an everlasting love. I have called you and you are mine.’ Let the words of comfort feed your soul and may you forever cherish the bundle of love, Matthew.

  79. Mina and Ash says:

    Mike and Marybeth, you have our deepest sympathy. We cannot imagine the pain and lose you and your family must feel. We pray to god to you’ve you strength and peace.

  80. Shanna Wilkie says:

    I am so sorry you are experiencing the loss of Matto, Traynor family. I lived next door to you on Grassy Hills Lane in Grand Forks and babysat Mike and Matto (your youngest was not born, yet). You were a wonderful family to babysit for, because your boys were so sweet and funny…and so darn cute. I feel blessed to have known Matto, even if only as a baby and toddler. He was such a good little boy, and I am sure he grew into wonderful young man. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers during this most difficult time.

  81. Mary and Josie Krupich says:

    We cannot find the words to express how so deeply sorry we are to hear about the loss of your beloved son. Please know that the Traynor family is in our thoughts and prayers. May you find some comfort to know that there are so many of us that care and will support you in any way that we can during this very difficult time.

  82. Aaron and Cathy Jelinek - Prior Lake, MN says:

    Mike, Mary Beth and Family,
    Our deepest sympathy on the loss of Matto…Life should not ever have to be this difficult but it is at times when we least expect it…We offer Matto and you his family, our heartfelt prayers and thoughts. May our dear Lord carry him in his arms to a place where he finds lasting peace and tranquility among the Saints…

  83. Sheila Foss says:

    Dear Mike & Marybeth,
    I am so sorry for the loss of your son Matthew.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    Sincerely, Sheila Foss

  84. Ralph Holte says:

    My deepest sympathy’s and condolences on the passing of your son, Matt. Thinking of you at this most difficult time .

  85. Karen gillespie says:

    Dear Marybeth,Mike and family
    My deepest sympathy to you. I cannot begin to imagine how devastating this is to you all. My thoughts are with you.

  86. Ralph Holte says:

    My deepest sympathy’s and condolences on the passing of your beloved son, Matt.

  87. Suzie (Jelinek) Benjamin says:

    Mike, Mary Beth and family,
    My heart is breaking for you. So deeply saddened to hear about Matto, the cute, spunky, athletic little boy whom I babysat so many years ago on Grassy Hills. I now have a little boy about the same age he was at that time, attending Holy Family- St. Mary’s school, which makes Matthew’s passing hit home so much harder. My prayers are with you and may God’s unending love comfort you during this difficult time.

  88. Kyle Barker says:

    Dr. Traynor, Mary Beth, and family. I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  89. Don and LeAnn Zogg says:

    Our deepest sympathy and condolences during this time of grief and sadness. May God’s love bring you comfort and
    peace surrounded by family and friends.

  90. Corry and Kristin Kenner says:

    It is impossible to find words to console your family with the loss of Matthew. Our hearts ache for everyone who was lucky to know him, loved him, and those who will deeply miss his spirit on this plane of living. Matthew is at peace and our prayers and hope are for us to find it in time. Much love and hugs to all of you that are grieving with this tragic loss.

  91. Dean & Heidi Bittner Family says:

    Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

  92. Cindy Egge says:

    Dear Traynor family. I am saddened to hear of your Matt’s passing, another beautiful soul gone to soon. May Gods healing arms wrap you all in his love and give you peace. Sending prayers for all.

  93. Jake & Jenessa Fillipi says:

    Mike & Mary Beth,
    Please know that our hearts and prayers go out to you. There aren’t words to express the depth of our sympathies. Tight hugs and lots of love to you!

  94. Much love from The Guerreros -- Dubert, Anne, Jacob and Marian says:

    We are deeply sorry for your loss. We have no words. How we would have wanted to be with you at this time, however, we are out of the country until next week. Love and an abundance of prayers to all of you. We are thinking of you all and lifting you up in prayer.

  95. Lisa says:

    There are no words to adequately describe the range of emotions nor the depth of loss one feels at a time like this. I’m certain that anyone that ever met Matt shares your sorow and will miss him. I’ll keep you all in my prayers.

  96. Gary and Shawna Schuler says:

    Dear MaryBeth, Mike, and Family,
    We were deeply saddened to learn about the loss of your son/brother. Our love, thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

  97. Darlene Berndt says:

    Mike and Mary Beth,
    There are no words to describe the depth of our grief, upon hearing of the death of your beloved son, Matthew. We also know this pain, and are holding you in our hearts ! We don’t know why these tragedies occur in our lives….what we do know, is that God will never leave us or forsake us. Some day, we will see Matthew and Jordan again and all of our questions and “whys” will be answered! We are keeping you, Michael and Tim, and the entire Traynor/Deere families in our thoughts and prayers. May you come to know the peace that passes all understanding……
    Darlene and Steve Berndt

  98. The Parsons says:

    Dear Mike, Mary Beth, Michael, Tim, Antinea and Ike,
    We are so sorry for the loss of your dear Matto. As we spent time with your family, it was always our great pleasure to witness the joy, playfulness and love that you all shared with one another. Matto was deeply loved and a treasured son, brother and uncle. We will hold him and your family in our hearts as you mourn his passing.
    Love, Jill, Paul, Blake, Carly and Jaclyn

  99. Clinton DeVier says:

    Mike, I’m so sorry to hear about your loss of your son. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  100. Mark & Deb Maruska says:

    Dear Mike, MaryBeth and family,
    We are so very sorry to hear of your tragic loss of Matto. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  101. Karol Kvorka (Paul's friend) says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I can’t imagine how hard the days ahead will be, I wish you strength as you deal with this loss.

  102. Bob and Celeste Sticca says:

    Mike, MaryBeth and family,
    You have been in our thoughts and prayers since receiving the heartbreaking news. We pray that your faith will give you strength to carry you through this unimaginable pain. We send you our sincerest and deepest condolences.

  103. Lyle & Deb Krusemark says:

    Dr. Traynor & family, our thoughts & prayers to all of you in your loss of a dear son & brother. May the memories of Matthew live on in your hearts forever.
    Lyle & Deb Krusemark

  104. Loie Garske says:

    Dear Mike, Mary Beth and family,
    Deepest sympathy for the loss of your son, brother, thoughts and prayers are sent your way.
    Loie Garske

  105. Marlene Krein says:

    Mike and family, It is difficult to find words of comfort at your loss. Know that our hearts ache for you and yours at this time, and our thoughts and prayers are with you. Myron and Marlene

  106. Roxane Cahill says:

    I am so sad and sorry for your loss. May the love of others comfort you during this very difficult time.

  107. Fr. Al Bitz says:

    It is with mourning that I hear of the death of Matthew. May the lovingkindness of the Lord receive him into His healing arms!

  108. Deb Evenson says:

    God bless you and your family Mary Beth. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  109. Michelle Richardson says:

    prayers for you and your family.

  110. Kathy Hanish says:

    We are so saddened for your loss
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    May God keep Matto and all of you in His care
    Love and Prayers
    The Hanishs

  111. Denise Rondeau says:

    Mike, Mary Beth and family,
    Words can not adequately convey the deep sympathy we have for you in this time of tragic loss. Know that Matthew will forever bask in God’s love. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Love and prayers,
    Jeff and Denise Rondeau and family

  112. Susan Deichert Askegaard says:

    Dear Traynor’s,

    Mass has been offered for your Matthew on September 21st – the Feast Day of St. Matthew – at 7 a.m. at Sts. Anne & Joachim Catholic Church.

    We entrust your beloved son & brother to our Father’s loving care. We promise to continue praying for Matthew and for you who dearly love & miss him. May our Blessed Mother comfort you with her tender love.

    “Earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot heal” ~ Thomas Moore, Irish poet.

    Our family’s faithful prayers for your winsome Irish lad, Matthew Thomas!

  113. Douglas Stafford says:

    Mike, MaryBeth, and Family,
    I am at a loss for words to express the sorrow that I feel for the loss of you son. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I am so Sorry.

    Sincerely,

    Douglas and Michelle Stafford

  114. Debbie Bjerk says:

    Dear Mike and Mary Beth:

    Our hearts are breaking for you…we know first hand there is nothing worse than losing a child…may God give you strength and peace to get through this. The tribute video was beautiful.

    “He is not dead…but in this path we mortals tread, got some few trifling steps ahead…so that you too, once past the end, shall meet again…push on strong heart, he loiters with a backward smile…till you can overtake…” Consolation by Robert Louis Stevenson.

    Philippians 1:3-4 I thank my God in all my remembrance of you.

    You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Debbie and Keith Bjerk and family

  115. Carl & Donna Sinner says:

    Dear Traynor Family,
    Donna and I want you to know we are praying for all of you during this extremely difficult time.

  116. Wanda and Keith Fischer says:

    Mary Beth and family,
    We are so sad and heartsick for you on the loss of your beautiful son. There are no words to lessen your agony, but please know we are thinking of you all and praying for some measure of comfort.

  117. Shelley Sayler says:

    Thinking of you and your family at this time.My heart brakes for the loss of a child.
    Shelley Sayler

  118. Jen Reitmeier says:

    Mary Beth and all, so very, very sorry to hear of your sons passing. I guess I didn’t even realize you all were in the Fargo area, it’s been so many years. May God comfort you in this terribly tough time for you, prayers for you all. Jen Kiene Reitmeier

  119. Bonnie Johnson says:

    MIke and MB,

    You have been in our thoughts and prayers nonstop. Our hearts are breaking for your family. We will be there with you in spirit at Matt’s funeral today. Sending love and hugs over the miles.

    Bonnie & JJ

  120. Heather & Robert Azure says:

    Dr Traynor, Mary Beth and family,
    We are so sorry for your loss, wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold him your heart. Hold tight to memories for comfort, lean on your friends and family for strength, and always remember how much you are loved.
    God Bless.

  121. Todd, Laurie, Jesse (Jenna), Eric, Tanner & Sean Braun says:

    Our sympathies and prayers to your family during this difficult time and going forward after the passing of Matthew. We didn’t know him personally, however the video really was a great tribute to his life that was heart wrenchingly beautiful. These memories will hopefully brings your family some comfort in the great memories and joy you shared with Matto. God Bless you all from a fellow Shanley Family.

  122. Eileen Johnson says:

    I’m so deeply saddened for your family. I cant imagine the pain you are feeling. Just know that your son is in the hands of God living the real dream of going to heaven, life eternal.

  123. Paula Duval says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. May God wrap his loving arms around all of you during this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Sincerely, Paula Duval

  124. Beth Plaine Woodward says:

    MaryBeth, I have been thinking of you and your and family during this difficult time. The pain of losing your son is just unimaginable and I am so sorry for you loss. I am keeping you in my thoughts and praying for peace and comfort for you and your family.

  125. Jane Wischer says:

    Love Matto. Love this family. Sending prayers and peace to all of them. #grassyhillsgangforever

  126. Peggy Hill says:

    What a loving tribute to your son & brother. He WILL be in your hearts from this day on, now and forevermore.. always.. My sincerest sympathy.

  127. Amanda McDonald says:

    Mike, Mary Beth, Michael and Tim,
    How I wish for you to find peace in this time of loss and heartache. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Love and hugs from afar.
    – Mandi

  128. Dan and Bernadine Seefeldt says:

    Dear Mary Beth and Mike & Family,
    Our deepest sympathy to all of you. Praying that you will be surrounded by the love of God made visible to you in the family and friends who share in your love for Matthew. May God grant you His peace.
    – Dan and Bernadine Seefeldt & Family

  129. Eugene Teigland says:

    so sorry to hear about matt he was a great kid and we appreciated him when he worked for us and came in the store Eugene and everyone at the Bemidji sports centre

  130. Vida Wilkinson says:

    Mike, Mary Beth, and Family,
    You are in my deepest thoughts and emotions. Your loss of Matthew Thomas is heart breaking and I am so sorry to hear of his passing. Please take special care and hold on tight. Sending many prayers to all of you.

  131. Ron and Karla Heisler says:

    It is so difficult to put our thoughts into words during this time of your loss. May you find strength through your faith, family, and friends.

  132. Jennifer Novak says:

    Sending our love and prayers.

    Jennifer (Polikowsky) and Mike Novak and Family

  133. Sue and Wally Rodgers says:

    We are so sorry for your loss. The pain of losing a child is unimaginable. We pray you and your family feel God’s loving arms surrounding you and he gives you strength and peace to ease your heavy hearts.

  134. MIchelle Bauley says:

    MB and Mike……….one never knows what a day will hold. I was shocked to hear this news. My heart aches for you and what you are going through! I just read all of the entries in the guestbook and know that you are surrounded by love and prayer, and that is wonderful. Knowing that you are being lifted up in prayer is a great thing to see. Hold on to the wonderful memories and stand on everyone else’s strength right now. May God hold you tightly as you move on, at this most difficult time. My heart aches for you and I send love and hugs!! Mick and family

  135. Karen Andrews says:

    Mike and Mary Beth,
    I am so sorry for you loss.
    Karen Andrews

  136. Meridee (Green) Danks says:

    Mike and Mary Beth and Family – So very sorry to hear of your loss, I can’t imagine how difficult it is to lose a child and a brother. My prayers go out to your family. Thanks for sharing Matthew Tribute video it was very touching.

  137. Julie (Milne) Anderson says:

    I am so sorry for your loss! When there are no words that comfort, there are prayers. Your family will be in my regular prayers. I pray that you will feel the peace that passes all understanding.

  138. Esli Manzo says:

    My sympathy to everyone that was close to Matthew Traynor. I don’t him nor anyone that is related to him. It caught my attention how his life stopped at an early age. My brother passed away at an early age, which was heart breaking when I found out. I can emagine how the rest of the family must feel at this time, still since his death. I would like to share some swords of encouragement from our Heavenly Father. In the good book, Psalms 55:22 says “Throw your burden on Jehovah, And he will sustain you. Never will he allow the righteous one to fall”. What beautiful words from our creator!! He is wanting you to share with him your tremendous burden to help alleviate your suffering. Even though your in your lowest moment in life, He promises that he never let you fall. Pray to Jehovah, our Heavenly Father and keep these word close for comfort. Again, my deepest sympathy for your loss.

  139. Brady Jay Phelps says:

    Dear family of Matt, I am deeply sorry for your loss. I met Matt in Cando where I worked with him and also in Bismarck. He was a great guy. Where ever he was he always had a smile and a great personality. I remember he always wanted to go fishing and I never got the chance to go with him. He will be missed by all. Matt helped me in my journey of life and made a difference in my life when my life was difficult. Until we meet again pal,.
    Sincerely,
    Brady Phelps

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