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Trent Allen Matt

Trent Allen Matt, 21, Rapid City, formerly of Philip, who was presently a student at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, died January 4, 2005, in a weather-related automobile accident near Lusk, Wyoming.

Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Friday January 7 at the Philip High School Auditorium, with a rosary service beginning at 7:00 p.m., also at the Philip High School Auditorium.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, January 8, at the Philip High School Auditorium.

Interment will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday, at the Boneita Springs Cemetery, nine miles south of Enning.

Trent Allen Matt was born in Rapid City on July 28, 1983, the son of Marion and Darlene (Nachtigall) Matt.

Trent attended school in Philip, graduating in 2002. While in school, he played football, wrestled, played baseball, and participated in track. He was presently in his third year at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology majoring in mechanical engineering.

He was a member of Triangle Fraternity, an organization where he had many friends. He loved all outdoor activities and he especially loved the snow. He loved to snowmobile, four-wheel, snowboard, and hunt. He was an avid Denver Broncos fan and was returning from a Broncos game with friends when the accident occurred. Trent will probably best be remembered for his generous spirit, his mischievous smile, and his willingness to always lend a hand to anyone in need. He lent happiness to everyone around him. He is going to be missed by all that knew him but especially by his best friend and brother, Brit.

Trent is survived by his parents, Marion and Darlene Matt of Philip; and two brothers Shane and his wife Carol Matt of Rapid City, and their two sons, Tyler and Riley, and Brit Matt also of Rapid City; paternal grandparents

Arnold and Elsie Matt of Elm Springs and New Underwood. He is also survived by his special friend Amanda Coster of Custer; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

Trent was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Marion Arneson; maternal grandparents, Frank and Evelyn Nachtigall; two uncles Daniel Nachtigall and Wayne Bloom; and a cousin, Justin Matt.

A memorial has been established.

To sign Trent's register book, go to: www.rushfuneralhome.com