Age 29, of Houghton Lake, passed away Saturday, April 30, 2022. A funeral service will be held at 3:00 pm, on Thursday, May 5, 2022, at Martin Funeral, Cremation & Tribute Services in Mt. Morris. Reverend John Montney to officiate. Matthew’s family will be present to receive friends from 12:00 noon until the time of service at 3:00 pm. Expressions of sympathy may be placed on Matthew’s tribute page at martinfuneralhome.com.
Matthew was born in Cleveland, OH, on September 27, 1992, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles and Julie (Balunek) Warren. Matthew attended Lebanon High School in Tennessee and graduated with the Class of 2010. During his school years, Matthew played baseball all four years of high school. After graduation, his family moved to Michigan, and they worked together in the family business. Matthew was a Master Mechanic for Muffler Man in Houghton Lake. He loved working on his truck, trying to make it go faster. Being outside was his favorite pastime. Whether it was camping in Tawas or in Colorado, fishing anywhere he could find water, or golfing with his little brother, Joe-Joe, who was his whole world. Matthew always looked out for Joe-Joe and made sure he was well taken care of. Matthew had the best smile and there wasn’t a person that knew him that didn’t love him. He was the most selfless person you would ever meet and would give the shirt off his back if you needed it. Matthew will be greatly missed.
Matthew is survived by his parents: Charles and wife, Kathy Warren, and mother Julie Warren; siblings: Joseph "Joe-Joe" Warren and Andrew Warren; niece, Claire Warren; step-siblings: Jessie and Diamond; four loving aunts: Wendy Henson, Ruth Webb, Billy Jo Morgan, Terry Lynn Lansing; grandmother, Diane Lansing; several beloved cousins and friends.
Matthew was preceded in death by his grandparents: Carol Ann Riley and Bill Lansing; stepbrother, CJ; cousin, Ryan Henson.