BODE - Mathias Joseph Berte was born April 5, 1977, in Ft. Dodge, Iowa to Matt and Cindy (Dahlhauser) Berte. Matt attended Seton Grade School and graduated from Garrigan High School in Algona in 1995. He then attended Iowa Central Community College in Ft. Dodge for 2 years. Matt worked at Electrolux Corporation in Webster City from 1999 until 2007. The past 5 years, he has worked at Chantland Company in Dakota City as well as farming with his dad, Matt.
Matt was a positive person who could lift everyone's spirit, very kind and compassionate. He was a caring person with a happy personality. He enjoyed guns, shooting pool and singing karaoke, especially to country-western music. He was a very involved uncle of 4 nephews and 2 nieces.
Matt died on Friday afternoon, November 30, 2012, in rural Humboldt County at the age of 35.
Survivors include his three children, Tori, Justin and Maggie, his parents, Matt and Cindy Berte of Bode, sister Tonya and husband Brian Mackie of Boone, Iowa; sister Angela Berte of Boone, Iowa; brother Brent and wife Kelly of Boone, Iowa and sister Alyssa Berte of Altoona, Iowa. Nieces and nephews: Christian Caruth, Nick Otto, MaKenna Berte, Blake Berte, Kylie Mackie, and Logan Mackie.
Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, December 5, 2012, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, St. Joseph, Iowa, with Father Victor Ramaeker as celebrant. Interment will be at the church cemetery.
Visitation will be held from 4 8 PM Tuesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in St. Joe with a rosary prayed at 4:30 and vigil prayer service at 8:00 PM. Visitation will continue one hour before funeral at church on Wednesday. Oakcrest Funeral Services of Algona is in charge of arrangements. www.oakcrestfuneralservices.com