Matthew Paul Beussman, age 30, of Barstow, CA, formerly of Delano, went home Sunday, July 24, 2016, free of his pain following a battle with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
There will be a memorial service Monday, Aug. 15 at 10:30 a.m. at the Delano Evangelical Free Church, with a gathering of family and friends from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at the church, prior to the service. Inurnment with military honors will be at 2 p.m. at Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis.
Arrangements are with the Iten Funeral Home, Delano.
Matt was a 2004 graduate of Delano High School.
He served in the US Army from August 2004 to December 2009, during which time he was deployed and fought in Operation Iraqi Freedom from August 2005 to December 2006, serving with the 4th Battalion, 11th Field Artillery Regiment, 172nd STRYKER Brigade out of Fort Wainwright, AK.
Matt married Angela Anderson July 28, 2007. They were in the midst of moving back to Minnesota at the time of Matt’s death.
A strong, brave man, Matt had a great sense of humor and a loving heart. He was a loving, patient father for his two boys, and loved to hunt, fish, and work on his truck. Matt’s smile was contagious and would light up a room, even though you could barely see it with his big beard.
He is survived by his wife, Angie; his two sons, Mason (6) and Hunter (2); his parents, Theresa and John Beussman; brother and sister-in-law Kevin and Snow Beussman; grandmothers Myrtle Buesgens and MaryAnn Beussman; parents-in-law Robin and Dave Anderson; sister-in-law and brother-in-law Melissa and Ed Arens; nephew and nieces Ezra, Ella and Elsa; best friend Justin Combs; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.
Matt was preceded in death by grandfathers Elroy Buesgens and Dennis Beussman; and aunt Kathleen Ferrara.