Matt Barr

Born: Sat., Oct. 23, 1982
Died: Tue., Mar. 10, 2020


4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Fri., Mar. 20, 2020
Location: Woodland Hills Funeral Home

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Matthew Barr, 37, Mankato, passed away on March 10, 2020 in McCook, IL due to a workplace accident.  A visitation will be held from 4-7pm Friday, March 20, 2020 at Woodland Hills Funeral Home.  Due to the current situation there will be a register book available outside the front door of the funeral home from 1-7pm on Friday for those that would like to sign, drop off cards, and take a memorial folder but choose not to come inside.  Funeral services will be private.  Private interment will be at Woodland Hills Memorial Park.  Memorial donations may be made to the family.  

Matt was born October 23, 1982 in Mankato to Rodney Barr and Wendy Motto.  He grew up playing baseball, football, wrestling and hockey.  He also enjoyed bowling and watching family member’s race cars.  In 2003 Matt became a proud father, welcoming his son, Hayden, into the world.  Two years later in 2005 he welcomed his daughter, Marina.  On June 11, 2011 Matt married Jennifer “Jen” Burmeister and became an amazing bonus dad to Jen’s children, Ryan and Megan.

Matt loved anything that had to do with the outdoors, especially hunting, fishing, ice fishing, and trapping.  His latest obsession and hobby was his saltwater tank.  Matt was also a dog lover but his heart belonged to his pittie, Windsor.  Matt was a kind hearted soul that would help anyone.  He loved to share his knowledge he had to anyone who would listen, this quality made Matt a great mentor.  

Matt was an employee of Kato Engineering in North Mankato at the time of his death.  In November 2019 he was promoted to a service technician.  He loved the idea of having the opportunity to travel the world while fixing and maintaining the generators he helped to build.  

Matt is survived by his wife, Jen of Mankato; children, Hayden and Marina Barr of St. Peter and Ryan and Megan Rosenbauer of Mankato; mother, Wendy (Mike) Wachtel of Eagle Lake; father, Rod (Rhonda) Barr of Mapleton; sisters, Brittany Barr (fiancé Matt Unzeitig) of Edina and Taylor Painter of Blue Earth; grandparents, Roberta Motto of Mankato, Ron and Karen Motto of North Mankato, and LaDonna Barr of Mapleton; nieces, Leighton Borland and Brianna Attenberger; nephews, Brett Attenberger, Ethan and Alex Adams; parent in-laws, Pete and Jeanette Burmeister of Mankato; sister in-law Krista Adams of Owatonna; aunt, Robin Truebenbach of Isle, MN;  uncles, Randy Barr of Wichita, Kansas and George Motto and his girlfriend, Barb Lyons, whom he thought of as his aunt; and many cousins and other family members.  

Matt is preceded in death by his grandfather, Rodger Barr; and aunt, Sandra Motto.  

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