Matthew Deschamphelaere

Matthew Deschamphelaere April 23, 1952 - June 8, 2014 MISHAWAKA - Matthew F. Deschamphelaere, 62, of Mishawaka, passed away Sunday morning, June 8, 2014, in his home. Matt was born April 23, 1952, in Mishawaka, to Alphons and Dorothy (Farraci) Deschamphe-laere. He was a 1970 graduate of Marian High School, having completed four years of perfect attendance, of which he was extremely proud. Having recently retired, Matt was looking forward to relaxing, spending time with loved ones, painting and writing poetry. He also loved animals and they loved him. A movie fan like no other, Matt enjoyed older films, the scarier the better! But he liked many genres. At one time as a member of the BK Club in Mishawaka he shot Belgian Archery. Matt was a much-loved son, father, brother, uncle and great-uncle as well as brother-in-law to his sister's husband. He measured his wealth not in material things, but with his heart. A heart full of love and compassion made him richer than some of the wealthiest people on earth. Countless wonderful memories as well as his quick wit are left to be treasured by his mother, Dorothy; sister, Lorraine (Kevin) Carner; brother, David; son, Adam, who meant the world to him; two nieces, a nephew and three great-nieces. Matt loved his family so very much, and loved to spend time with them, especially the children. Matt was preceded in death by his father, Alphons. As per Matt's wishes, cremation has taken place. A private service and burial have also taken place. Memorial contributions may be made to Pet Refuge or to the . Arrangements were under the care of Goethals & Wells Funeral Home, Mishawaka. An online guestbook with the ability to share memories and condolences with Matt's family is available at www.goethalswells.com.

Funeral Home

Goethals & Wells Funeral Home
503 W 3rd Street  Mishawaka, IN 46544
(574) 255-1519

Published in South Bend Tribune on June 15, 2014