Matthew PaceMatthew Pace went home to be with the Lord on June 30. He was a loving husband, son, father and grandpa.
Matthew Pace went home to be with the Lord on June 30. He was a loving husband, son, father and grandpa.
A courageous, gifted and hard-working man, Matt will be remembered for his contributions to the fire suppression industry. He designed and built his first all-terrain wildfire fighting vehicle in a horse barn at his home in Wisconsin 20 years ago. During his career he was production manager and engineer for Rosenbauer America, owned and operated Montana Fire Works, along with Joe Polus, in Bozeman, Mont. He designed and often helped build many custom fire trucks that are serving communities across Montana, the United States, and other countries. Most recently, Matthew worked for Waterous Corporation in Minnesota as their product manager - pumps.
Matt's primary interests were his family and his work. He loved family activities including camping, hunting, fishing, four-wheeling, motorcycling, skiing, gardening, and yard work. He even liked to vacuum.
Matt is survived by his wife, Donna Pace; mother, Patricia Pace; daughter, Jackie Pace; step-children, Erika (Chris) DuRoss and Brock (Amber) Lindberg; and sister Valerie (Ken) Deiss.
He was blessed to have six grandchildren: Madison, Isaac, Hannah, and Audrey Lindberg; Finn and Nola DuRoss. His church family was Grace Bible Church in Bozeman.
He will be remembered by many and profoundly missed by all of us who loved him.
In lieu of flowers, gifts may be sent to Grace Bible Church Missions Fund, with Mavuno Village, Tanzania, in the memo line.
"And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to His purpose for them."
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, July 6, at Grace Bible Church.
Arrangements are in the care of Dokken-Nelson Funeral Service, www.dokkennelson.com.