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Matthew (Weezy) Van Horn, 24

Matthew "Weezy" Van Horn, age 24, of Hastings, formerly of Cottage Grove, died Oct. 16, at Regions Hospital, as a result of injuries sustained in an accident.

Matthew James Van Horn was born July 26, 1989, in St. Paul, to Greg and Denise (Rivet) Van Horn. He graduated from Park High School in 2008, where he was a member of the wrestling team and an avid weight lifter. After high school, Matt served as the assistant varsity wrestling coach for 3 years at Park High. He worked as a landscaper for a few years before taking a job where he was trained as a pipefitter for General Sprinkler.

One of his favorite hobbies was playing disc golf, where he enjoyed the competition and spending time with his friends. His love for the sport started at a young age and played as often as he could. He also enjoyed hunting, relaxing at the camper, fishing at Sand Lake and playing cards in the garage with his friends late into the night. He loved his family dearly and looked forward to time spent with his nephews. Everyone who knew Matt appreciated his outgoing and charismatic personality. He lived life fully every day.

He is survived by his parents, Greg and Denise; brother, Brian (Brianna); nephews, Jackson and Louis; grandparents, Amy Rivet, and Lloyd and Serena Van Horn; aunts; uncles; cousins; and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his grandpa Bill Rivet; and uncle Kenneth Rivet.

A memorial visitation will be held from 2-5 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 20, with a service of remembrance at 5 p.m. at Kok Funeral Home, 1201 Portland Ave., St. Paul Park.

Memorials are preferred in lieu of flowers.