EAGLE GROVE – Matthew Thomas Brandrup was born October 25, 1969, in Mankato, Minnesota to Jack Brandrup and Candace (Steinhoff). His family moved to the Portland, Oregon area when he was 5 years old, where he was raised and educated, graduating from Aloha High School in 1987.

On September 3, 1994, Matt was united in marriage with Courtney Anctil in Portland.

Matt worked in a number of capacities for Fred Meyer, Inc in Portland from 1991 until leaving his position as Operations Manager in 2004 to move to Eagle Grove, where the couple has resided and raised their three children. Matt also worked at Electrolux, but his greatest joy was being a “stay-at-home” dad and devoted father.

He enjoyed golfing, fishing, crabbing, pheasant hunting and coaching Gabe’s baseball team.

Matt passed away on Tuesday, April 30, 2013, at the age of 43 years. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Gale and Dorothy Brandrup and Thomas and Joanne Steinhoff; father-in-law, Richard Anctil and brother-in-law and best friend, Adam Flemming.

Survivors include his wife, Courtney Brandrup of Eagle Grove; daughters, Megan Brandrup and Emma Brandrup of Eagle Grove; son, Gabe Brandrup of Eagle Grove; mother, Candace Haldin and husband Dave of Barnum; father, Jack Brandrup and wife Judy of Portland, OR; brother, Bart Brandrup and wife Jessica of Hillsboro, OR; sister, Sarah Brandrup of Fort Dodge; mother-in-law, Barbara Anctil of Beaverton, OR and numerous nieces, nephews, other family and friends.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, May 6, 2013, 10:30 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Eagle Grove with Father Nils Hernandez officiating. Visitation will be Sunday from 5 to 7 p.m. with a Vigil service at 5:00 p.m. at Foust Funeral Home in Eagle Grove.

Memorials may be left to the discretion of the family.