Matthew Spates

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Matthew Spates
April 17, 1993 • July 5, 2019

Matthew Spates, 26, of Fort Collins, Colorado died Friday, July 5, 2019 as a result of a rafting accident.

Mass of Christian Burial was held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, July 12, 2019 at Holy Family Catholic Church with burial at Calvary Cemetery. Visitation was from 5-8 p.m. Thursday at the Will Funeral Chapel with a prayer service followed by a time of sharing that began at 7:00 p.m. Thursday at the Will Funeral Chapel.

Matt is survived by his parents Pete and Liz of Mitchell; his sisters: Hannah Spates (Robbie Miiller) of Ethan, SD and Emily Spates (Levi Olson) of Mitchell, SD; his partner Rain LeSage of Fort Collins, CO.; Rain’s parents Bill Bethurum and Grace LeSage and sisters: Tess and Sage Faucette all of Fort Collins, CO; maternal grandfather Stan Blasey of Benson, many aunts and uncles and numerous cousins.

He was preceeded in death by his paternal grandfather and grandmother Ken and Jean Spates and paternal grandmother Marianne Blasey all of Benson, Minnesota. For full notice see

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