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Matthew J. Boyett

Matt passed away, unexpectedly, Wednesday, October 4, 2023 in Otsego.

He was born August 31, 1987 in Plainwell, the son of James “Tom” and Christine (Pomeroy) Boyett. Matt graduated from Otsego High School in 2005. He worked at various manufacturing companies over the years and was currently working at Safari Circuits in Otsego. Matt enjoyed being outdoors, fishing, hiking and biking.

In December 2006 he married Jessica Baptiste in Otsego. Although their marriage ended in divorce, Jessica remained the love of Matt’s life and together they welcomed their son, Elliot into the world in 2007.

Surviving are his parents, Tom and Chris Boyett; son, Elliot; sister, Jenifer Rantz of Kalamazoo; nephew, Oliver Rantz and grandmother, Sandy Pomeroy.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Jayne and Jim Boyett and David Pomeroy.

According to his wishes cremation has taken place.

A celebration of Matt’s life will be held on Saturday, October 14, 2023 from 1 to 4PM

at the Gun River Conservation Club

.

Contributions in memory of Matt may be made to

Gryphon Place

or an education fund for Elliot.

Messages of condolence may be posted at

www.WinkelFuneralHome.com

.

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Mike & Chris VanDenBerg

October 5, 2023 at 11:14 am

Chris, tom, Jen and family,

So sorry for your loss.

You will be in our thoughts and prayers as you navigate this difficult journey.

Please let us know if there is anything we can do for you during this difficult time.

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Chris

October 26, 2023 at 8:45 pm

Thank you

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Cindy McDonald

October 5, 2023 at 12:11 pm

I am so saddened by the loss of your son. My thoughts and my light are with you all in this time of grief and mourning.

Bless you all in the spirits name.

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Jeff & Laurie Marculis

October 5, 2023 at 12:13 pm

We’re sorry for your loss, thinking of you all. May your memories bring you peace

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Kay Snyder

October 5, 2023 at 12:23 pm

Chris , Tom and Jen.

Larry and I send our condolences to you all along with being in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

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Chris

October 26, 2023 at 8:46 pm

Thank you Kay and Larry

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Jan Jameson

October 5, 2023 at 12:25 pm

My sincere condolences,Tom and Chris and family.

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Chris

October 26, 2023 at 8:47 pm

Thank you Jan

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Sherri Hahn

October 5, 2023 at 12:33 pm

This truly breaks our hearts. So very sorry for the loss of Matt. Many memories have been made with the Boyett family. The Hahn, Sinkler and Chudeckee families are all sending our deepest condolences.

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Chris

October 26, 2023 at 8:48 pm

Thank you Sherri, Chuck, Stephanie and Audrey

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Erin Brouard

October 5, 2023 at 12:46 pm

Sending my love to the Boyett family

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Chris

October 26, 2023 at 8:49 pm

Thank you Erin

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David Verploegh

October 5, 2023 at 2:06 pm

I had went to school with Matt and remained friends with him even back in our care free days of riding our box bikes everywhere from plainwell to otsego all day and night not a worry in the world and I’m glad that when I think back about Matt and who he was to me I don’t think of our partying days or any bad memories and for that I’ll cherish those memories forever.

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Chris

October 26, 2023 at 8:50 pm

Thank you David

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Lois Zimmerman

October 5, 2023 at 3:06 pm

Chris, Tom, and Matthew’s family(s), I am so very sorry for your loss! My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this sad time!

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Chris

October 26, 2023 at 8:50 pm

Thank you Lois

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Ruby (Conley) Rogers

October 5, 2023 at 3:56 pm

Jessica and Elliot-

We are thinking of you during this difficult time. Sending prayers of comfort.

Ruby (Conley) and Jeremy,Alan,Ceana Rogers

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Chris

October 26, 2023 at 8:51 pm

Thank you

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Cheryl Baptiste

October 5, 2023 at 3:59 pm

To the entire Boyett family and extended family , as well as Elliot and Jessica, I am so very sorry for your loss. May all the good memories you have with him give you some comfort in your grief. Sending prayers for all of as you navigate this huge loss.

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Chris

October 26, 2023 at 8:51 pm

Thank you

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Mary

October 5, 2023 at 4:34 pm

So sorry for your loss

From Chandler Smith family

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Chris

October 26, 2023 at 8:52 pm

Thank you

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Elmo

October 5, 2023 at 5:17 pm

Forever riding BMX

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Sean Baptiste

October 5, 2023 at 5:30 pm

Sending all our love and condolences to Jessica, Elliot, and the entire Boyett family. You are in our prayers.

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Chris

October 26, 2023 at 8:52 pm

Thank you

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Mary K

October 5, 2023 at 5:46 pm

Jessica, Elliot, and all those that love Matt:

We are truly sorry for the loss of Matt. May you find strength in each other during this difficult time. Please know we are here for you all.

The Kogler Family

Mary, Matt, and Layla

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Roxana Bradshaw

October 5, 2023 at 6:36 pm

Am so sorry for unexpected loss of Matt. I worked at the Otsego party store..aka shoups. Matt and all us girls chatted with him . He had a big heart and he loved loved his son and Jessica. So sorry for loss. RIP my friend.cherish the memories

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brad seekman

October 5, 2023 at 7:18 pm

Tom and Chris,

Words cannot express the sorrow. Our condolences for your loss and may he find peace.

Brad and Kim

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Chenelle Betzner

October 5, 2023 at 7:48 pm

Remember Matt as a great person and funny, RIP gone too soon!

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Ikeca Betzner

October 5, 2023 at 7:56 pm

So sorry for your loss. Sending love to the family

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Cindy Shoemaker Snyder

October 5, 2023 at 8:05 pm

Tom, Chris, Jen & Matt’s family. I’m so sorry for your loss. Keep your memories of Matt forever in your heart. I will keep you all in my thoughts. May peace be with you.

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Lisa Shea

October 5, 2023 at 9:49 pm

It was a pleasure working with you Matt, you will be missed. This place will never be the same. My condolences to the family.

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Joan and Don Adams

October 5, 2023 at 10:04 pm

Prayers for the family in this time of sorrow. Matt you will be missed.

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Toccara

October 5, 2023 at 10:49 pm

My deepest condolences to Jessica, Elliot and family. RIH Matt, it’s been years but I will always remember you as a great person who was fun to be around.

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Helen Haight

October 5, 2023 at 11:32 pm

I am so sorry for your loss Chris. Sending prayers for you and your family. ❤️

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Sally Cook

October 6, 2023 at 9:27 am

Chris & Tom. This breaks my heart. He was always so quiet and never drew attention to himself but always, always had a smile for me whenever I saw him. I hope you find peace and I wish you comfort.

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william bower

October 9, 2023 at 3:01 pm

Miss you Matt. Maintenance dept at safari not quite the same. Sometimes we laughed, sometimes just quiet together. My prayers and concern for your family.

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Brenda Kling

October 10, 2023 at 2:11 pm

Hey Tom and Chris, I am sorry for your loss.I will be praying for you guys. If you need anything let me know.

Brenda Kling

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Melissa Mckee

October 13, 2023 at 10:34 pm

Sending love and cherished memories to the family.

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Joel Hallorn

October 16, 2023 at 8:48 pm

To Matts family

I am so sorry. Matt was a great friend and I am happy to have spent the time with him that we had. Those were some of the happiest moments of my life. He was a simple man, loyal to his friends, funny and a super genuine person. I think back often to all the good moments we had. Not a care in the world as long as we had our bikes nearby.

This saddens me, and I hope and wish you all can make it through this terrible situation without too much grief.

Rest in peace Mcracken.

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Chris Boyett

November 14, 2023 at 4:55 pm

Thank you Joel. You were a great friend to him.

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Brian Tice

October 22, 2023 at 3:04 pm

My sincere condolences to Matthew’s family! I coached him in Little League years ago and remember him as a great kid and a team leader even in elementary school! May his memory forever be a blessing to all who knew and loved him!

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