Matthew Jon Emmert, 25, of Rapid City, South Dakota, passed away on October 2, 2012, at the family ranch near Four Corners, Wyoming.
He was born on March 18, 1987, in Newcastle, Wyoming, the son of Lawrence Dean Emmert and Twila (Bonsell) Emmert. As a young man he was enrolled in Newcastle and Rapid City schools. He graduated from Western Dakota Tech with degrees in automobile and diesel mechanics. He enjoyed his family, working on cars, bowling and four wheelers. He was compassionate, caring, honest and loving. He will be sadly missed.
Survivors include his father, Lawrence Dean (Cathy) Emmert; mother, Twila Kay Bonsell (Jim) Willadson; brother, Thomas Emmert; sister, Amanda Jo Emmert; grandparents, Russell and Leslie Bonsell; aunts, Ramona Adams and Debbie Emmert; uncles, Donnie Adams and Jeff Emmert; his nieces, Kyla Emmert and Sheila Mc Elway; cousins, Kayla Health, Bridle Health, Tyler Adams, Jamie, Jordan and Jake Emmert.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents Larry and Joyce Emmert.
Services were Monday, October 8. 2012, at 10 a.m. at The Country Church at Four Corners, with Pastor Bill Haley officiating. Interment followed services at Boyd Cemetery.
Pallbearers were family and friends of Matthew.
A memorial will be established at a later date in Matthew’s name to bring awareness to bullying.