Matthew A. Boes, 35, of Winfield, passed away May 30, 2018. Beloved son of Stephen and Helen Boes; loving brother of Michael (Liz) Boes; proud uncle of Eric Daniel Boes; dear nephew of 11; fond cousin of many. He was preceded in death by both sets of grandparents and his uncle Joe.
“Matthew Boes was to this Boes family and the neighborhood the bottom half of the M & M boys or as they were affectionately called “Baze” Boys, Michael and Matthew.
On his very first time setting foot in Winfield Matthew was climbing, 1st the Boes climbing tree, then the swing set with monkey bars, the infamous fort with its fireman’s pole and then rocks of every kind, magnitude, and size even on one occasion the walls of the Grand Canyon. Matthew was always seeking adventure wherever he could find it.
Then there was Indian guides and Matthew with Michael were off to all kinds of father and son’s experiences including monthly meetings, camping at state parks, and doing good deeds of mischief! Along the way he even earned a few badges.
Matthew was not opposed to scaling the walls of academics either. While in junior high, told that they would not be allowed back packs around the halls Matthew sported a briefcase much to the chagrin of the principal, Mr. McHaley. He even encountered the wrath of the stapler teacher, Mrs. Stockey.
In high school Matthew loved volleyball and would just as soon spike the ball into his opponent as to sneak it by him. He was an outside hitter with a flair. He had a significant # of clutch plays and winning digs in the DVC championship series of 2002. Only that year’s tournament winner beat out West Chicago!!!
Matthew loved sushi, thai food, hot peppers, and if you can believe it anchovies on his pizza. He just wasn’t your average guy. He looked at the world through a different prism.
You could never miss his deep resonant voice in a crowd. He never failed to distinguish himself with his quick witt and edgy remarks always delivered with smile. Matt was not one to blend in and he was loved by mostly everyone.
Matthew was a jokester, a prankster, a silly and crazy fun loving guy who was always surrounded by classmates. He was unforgettable.
We will miss him greatly!!!”
Visitation Sunday from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. at Williams-Kampp Funeral Home 430 E. Roosevelt Rd., Wheaton, IL 60187. Additional visitation Monday 8:45 a.m. until time of Mass 9:30 a.m. at St. John the Baptist Church 233 Church St., Winfield, IL 60190. Services conclude at the church. Info @ www.williams-kampp.com or (630) 668-0016.
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