1976 Matthew 2022

Matthew Joseph Kirkendall

January 27, 1976 — March 30, 2022

MATTHEW JOSEPH KIRKENDALL
JANUARY 27, 1976 MARCH 30, 2022
MATTHEW, OF FISHERS, PASSED AWAY UNEXPECTANTLY, MARCH 30.
MATT WAS BORN TO VALERIE ETHERINGTON AND NORVIN KIRKENDALL.
MATT, A CERTIFIED SURGICAL TECHNOLOGIST, WORKED
AS A TRAVELLING TECHNICIAN. HE GRADUATED FROM HAMILTON
SOUTHEASTERN HIGH SCHOOL AND EARNED AN ASSOCIATES DEGREE
FROM IVY TECH. MATT PROUDLY SERVED HIS COUNTRY IN THE
UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS
THROUGHOUT HIS LIFE, MATT WAS INVOLVED IN MANY ATHLETIC ACTIVITIES HE WAS AN EXCELLENT ALL-AROUND ATHLETE. BASEBALL, BASKETBALL,
SOCCER, SWIMMING, FOOTBALL, WRESTLING, AND HIS TRUE LOVE, RUGBY.
IN 2009, MATT COACHED THE HAMILTON SOUTHEASTERN HIGH SCHOOL
RUGBY TEAM THAT WON THE STATE 2009 CHAMPIONSHIP.
IF ATHLETICS WAS NOT ENOUGH, MATT LOVED THE OUTDOORS, HUNTING.
FISHING, AND CAMPING WITH HIS BEST FRIEND, CHRIS WATTS AND
CHRIS’S FATHER, ALLEN, WHO MATT CONSIDERED HIS ‘SECOND’ DAD
MATT HAD A TREMENDOUS LOVE OF LIFE. MATT’S SOCIAL LIFE SURROUNDED
MANY GET-TOGETHERS WITH FRIENDS AND FAMILY, ESPECIALLY AROUND
HIS SWIMMING POOL.
MATTHEW IS SURVIVED BY HIS SON, JOSEPH DAVID KIRKENDALL BANUELOS; HIS MOTHER, VALERIE; HIS FATHER, NORVIN; KEVIN, HIS BROTHER, AND MOST OF ALL HIS LIFETIME PARTNER AND BEST FRIEND, JOLINDA(JOJO) SEARS.
MATT WILL BE MISSED BY HIS ‘ADOPTED’ FAMILY; SISTER, BROOKE WILSON; BROTHER, CHAD WILKENING; AND THEIR MOTHER, JOYCE KIRKENDALL.
CELEBRATION OF LIFE WILL BE HELD APRIL 16, 2022, AT THE FISHERS
UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 9691 E. 116TH STREET, FISHERS, INDIANA 46037.
MATT’S GATHERING STARTS AT 2PM, AND LASTS TIL 4P. AFTERWARD, A
MEMORIAL SERVICE WILL BE HELD.
THOSE WHO WOULD LIKE TO ‘SHARE’ A ‘MATT’ STORY ARE ENCOURAGED
TO ATTEND THE MEAL AFTER THE SERVICE. THIS WILL ALLOW FRIENDS
AND FAMILY A MORE RELAXED SETTING.
THE FAMILY REQUESTS THAT IN LIEU OF FLOWERS, CONTRIBUTIONS BE
GIVEN TO THE FISHERS METHODIST CHURCH FOOD BANK.
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