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Matthew S. Farr, age 45, of Grand Rapids, passed away on Sunday, April 7, 2019.

He was born on August 9, 1973 in Grand Rapids, to Scott Richter & Carolyn Farr.

Matt enjoyed riding his Harley and spending time with his two sons. 

He worked at Roskam Bakery.

Survivors include his sons, Jacob & Noah Farr; parents, Scott Richter and Carolyn Farr Petree; sisters, Erica (Petree) Foote, Danielle Price, Katie Richter and Mari Short; step sister, Regina Biesiada; brother, Scott Richter; grandmothers, Faye Farr and Hannah Lindstrom; nephews, Brody Petree, Drew Foster, Colton and Levi.  He is preceded in death by stepfather, Richard Petree.

Visitation will be held from 1:00 pm until 3:00 pm on Saturday, April 13, 2019, at Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, 3627 Linden Ave SE, Grand Rapids.  A memorial service will be held at 3:00 pm.

To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Matt’s online guestbook or to share a favorite memory, please visit:

Arrangements are entrusted to Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, Grand Rapids.



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14 Condolences

  1. Kelly Prisza on April 9, 2019 at 2:47 pm

    Even though we lost contact with each other for awhile you were always my Friend, Brother & I loved messing with you to make you smile, your laugh was contageous & i adored your jerry curls, you gave me some great memories in my lifetime & i would ride in your truck as a passanger any day <3 You will be missed & i know i will think of you often My Friend Always <3 P.S. Tell Missy Hello for Me <3 Love You <3

  2. Leo & Rose Grinage on April 9, 2019 at 4:47 pm

    We are so sorry to hear of Matt’s passing. He was a gentle soul. Our parents Nita and Larry Nofsinger thought the world of him. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Leo & Rose

  3. April Castaneda (Cooke) on April 9, 2019 at 5:25 pm

    So sorry to hear of another person I grew up with passing. May god watch over his sons and family and give them strength to get through this. My prayers and condolences are sent.

  4. Jennifer (Gross) Mayhue on April 9, 2019 at 5:30 pm

    Carol and Erica my prayers are with you. I am so sorry for your loss

  5. Amy Woroniecki on April 9, 2019 at 5:39 pm

    My most heartfelt condolences to all of Matt’s family and close friends.
    We were classmates from the beginning to the end. Matt was genuinely nice. His kindness to me was never forgotten and will always be remembered.
    Rest peacefully Matt

  6. nancy beardsley on April 9, 2019 at 6:19 pm

    Matt you were always so kind and always smiling. You will be missed. God needed another angel and he decided it should be you. Everyone will always hold you close in their heart. My prayers to your family may god help them thru this.

  7. Johnny Bedford Jr. on April 9, 2019 at 6:27 pm

    Matt, Im very sorry to hear about you leaving usYou’ll be missed by alot of friends and family members. We’ve known each other since child hood. It wont be very much longer and I’ll be there some where. Till we meet again Bro R.I.P. Your Old Friend Johnny Bedford Jr.

  8. Dan hall on April 9, 2019 at 7:36 pm

    Matt you were a friend everyone would want to have and Im glad I had that great friendship with you lots of great memories that I will remember for ever till we meet again RIP Matt gonna miss you man

  9. Donny Petree on April 9, 2019 at 10:15 pm

    I really have some great memories of Matt. He was my double cousin and also my brother in many ways. As kids he was my partner in crime we wore my aunt carol out. I will miss some of the talks we had. And I promise Ill keep are boys together like we did when we were younger. Ill keep a close eye on them. Love ya bro.

  10. Elaine Lambert on April 11, 2019 at 7:58 pm

    I wanted to express my condolences to all of Matts family. Right now your grief may be inconsolable, and any words of comfort may be inadequate. So I pray that the God of comfort supply you with strength to face today, and hope and peace to face tomorrow. One way that God comforts us today is by moving people who care about us to give us words of encouragement that we need to hear. For the Bibles answers to questions about grief and death please visit

  11. Greg Wells on April 12, 2019 at 11:51 am

    Words cannot express the sorrow that we are all going through in this time. Please know that I will be there for Jacob and the family in any way you need! I’m sorry I could not make it Saturday, the jazz band is at MSU all day. Please know I’ll be thinking and praying for you Saturday. I pray for your family, and hope you can find comfort in this time of mourning.

  12. Aunt Zelda &Uncle Pat on April 12, 2019 at 3:56 pm

    I’m really sorry about Matt.Im so sorry that I won’t be able to attend. Thinking about all of you and sending prayers.
    Love you so much
    Aunt Zelda & Uncle Pat

  13. Pat Barnes-Mol-Clark on April 13, 2019 at 8:03 am

    My deepest condolences to Matt’s sons, family and friends on the passing of a kind gentle soul. Matt and I worked together at Great Lakes Wholesale. Matt was always kind, helpful and a genuine person. He will be missed by all. I won’t be able to attend Matt’s funeral as I have a funeral for a family member to attend. May Matt’s sons, family and friends find comfort in knowing he is resting peacefully in the arms of Jesus.

  14. Linda Mckinley on April 13, 2019 at 1:27 pm

    Matt we had some good memories that I will remember always . I am very greatful that I got too have you as a friend. Rest in heaven Matt untill we meet again . You will be missed my friend.

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