Matthew Andre Lackore, age 41, died unexpectedly on Monday, June 29, 2020 in Rochester, MN.
Born on October 5, 1978 in Grand Marais, MN the son of Stephen and Lois (Knutson) Lackore. The family lived on the North Shore until moving to Rochester, MN in 1987. Matthew attended Rochester Public Schools and graduated with an honors diploma from Mayo High School. He participated in track, cross country and band and was active in the Boy Scouts of America, Troop #95, earning the rank of Eagle Scout at the age of 15. He lived all the tenets of the Scout Law - trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent. In 2003 he received a Bachelor of Business Administration - Management Information Systems degree from the University of Wisconsin- Eau Claire. Matthew was employed at Pemstar and Rochester Public Schools using his IT skills, but then switched careers and became a certified auto mechanic, working for several Rochester auto service centers. In 2005 he married Kandace Ann Bradford at Oasis Church in Rochester. They made their home in Rochester. He loved his family. He enjoyed the outdoors, mountain biking, hiking, camping, and working on anything mechanical.
Matthew is survived by his wife, Kandace; son, Aaron; daughter, Norah of Rochester, MN; his parents, Stephen and Lois Lackore of Rochester, MN; sister, Sarah (Dan) Lackore-Frailich of Nashville, TN; niece, Avery Rose; mother-in-law, Connie Bradford and two sisters-in-law, Nicole (Paul) Reeb and Keri (Bob) Yerkey; and other numerous Aunts, Uncles and cousins. Matthew was preceded in death by his father-in-law, Norman Bradford.
Due to COVID 19, safety guidelines and masks will be required for all visitations and services. A celebration of Matthew's life will be held 2:00 p.m. Friday, July 3, 2020 at Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Home, 5421 Royal Place NW, Rochester. Visitation will be held from 12:30 p.m. until the time of service. Rev. Vern Christopherson will be officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Channel One Food Bank.
Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Lackore family. To continue to celebrate Matthew's life we have created an email account where you can send a note of remembrance, photo, or video memory, that will continue to be available for his family. Please email:[email protected]
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Our hearts ache for the loss of this loving, gentle man. We can only wish you the power and strength to bear Matt's passing and carry on to support each other and Aaron and Norah. Seeing the pictures you shared gives us an inkling of the fun and love he brought during his time on earth. We will all miss him. With great affection, Jim and Judy Jensen
My dear friends, Lois and Steve, I am so sorry to hear of Matts passing. I can't imagine how your feeling . Loved Matt and his enthusiam. Please know that I (we) are always here if you want to talk, go out for lunch, just listen about how wonderful Matt was. I"ll always remember his wedding and the rose he gave to you....
Kandace, Steve, Lois, Sarah and families, We are so saddened to hear of the loss of Matt. This difficult news reminds us how narrow the path from living on Earth to being with our Father in Heaven. I knew Matt enough to see his life reflect Christ's Love in both his actions and words. Ruth and I share your sorrow and pray for the Peace that brings comfort and strength. Love, Bob and Ruth Hoel
So very sorry to hear of your loss. We always enjoyed watching Matt outside teaching Aaron how to mow the lawn..Elizabeth and Steven Schmidt (kiddy corner neighbors).
My heart is holding all of you at this most difficult time. Praying that you have the support & strength you need. I can only imagine the hole left by Matt's passing. I will.miss his wonderful smile & watching him play outside the house with his children. My deepest sympathy.
Rochester, MN 55901
Rochester, MN 55901
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