Matthew Lawrence Steenkolk
Matthew Lawrence Steenkolk was born on July 10, 1993 in Corvallis, Oregon to Susie Spores-Steenkolk and Bruce Steenkolk. He attended elementary school in Newport, Oregon and high school in Friday Harbor, Washington. Matthew moved to Independence, Oregon and passed away on May 26, 2016.
Matthew loved being outdoors and enjoyed fishing and hunting. He especially liked riding 4-wheelers, camping at Three Forks and helping out on the farm. Matthew was proud to have worked for Warfield Logging as a choker setter. He was an avid reader and talented writer.
Matthew is survived by his mom Susie Spores-Steenkolk of Salem; his father Bruce Steenkolk of Toledo; brother Nathan Steenkolk of Eddyville; grandparents: Jerald Spores and Vicki Channer
of Logsden, Arlene Parsons of Newport, Bobby and Phyllis Steenkolk of Toledo; numerous aunts and uncles; many cousins and his beloved dog Cutter.
Celebration of Life will be held from 1:00pm-4:00pm, at the Elks Toketee Illahee Park/Campground in Siletz on June 12, 2016. Please bring your favorite food dish to share in the potluck.
As Matthew would say “Right on….”