Matthew Wayne Niles
Matthew Wayne Niles, 41, Los Angeles, Calif., formerly of Lake Mills, passed away at his residence Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019. Visitation will be held Friday, Nov. 8, at Mittelstadt Funeral Home, Lake Mills. from 5-7 p.m. Funeral service will be held at Center Lutheran Church, Leland, Saturday, Nov. 9, at 1:30 p.m. Burial will be in Center Lutheran Church Cemetery.
Matthew Wayne Niles was born Dec. 1, 1977 to the late Randy Niles and Julie (Anderson) (Niles) Swenson.
Matt and Julie had a very special bond as mother and son. From the young boy to the adult man, the milestones and memories they created together will forever be cherished.
In 1989, Julie married Kent Swenson. Matt enjoyed his time with Kent talking sports, cars, snowmobiles and tractors. As a family they enjoyed camping, vacation trips, sports events, family time and all the traditions created over the years. Matt was baptized and confirmed in his faith at Center Lutheran Church, Leland.
Matt was a 1997 graduate of Lake Mills Community School, where he was involved in football, wrestling, FFA and 4H.
As a member of the Lake Mills Boy Scouts Troop 44, he became an Eagle Scout. In Matt’s spare time, he worked at David’s Superfoods, helped Kent with farming, worked closely with his uncles and cherished the times spent with his grandparents, Gorden and Kay Anderson.
After his high school graduation, Matt moved to Jackson, Minn., where he attended Minnesota West Community College, earning his AA degree in Telecommunications and played football for the Worthington Blue Jays. He continued with his college education at Western Iowa Tech, Sioux City. He worked for Long Lines Communications, Sioux City, before returning home, where he worked at Winnebago Industries, Forest City, as a forktruck operator. In 2006, Matt moved to Los Angeles, Calif., where he lived the remainder of his life.
With his love of cooking and entertaining, he worked in management with catering and restaurant businesses, most recently as Operations Manager at Shaquille’s and Ellie’s, and part-time as a five star Uber and Lyft driver. Matt’s significate other, Jhazmyne Capa, and rescue dog, LeRoy, were his family in Los Angeles, and the three of them shared many special memories together. Matt was always willing to serve others, helping in any way, as he did with Midnight Missions in Los Angeles. He loved and looked forward to entertaining family and friends with all the sites and attractions in California.
Matt was a devoted son to Kent and Julie, a loving brother to his sister, Shanna (Niles) Eastvold and brother-in-law Darin Eastvold, the coolest uncle to his nephew, Derek Eastvold, and nieces, Avery and Regan Eastvold. He loved creating memories with his nephew and nieces and held them dearly in his heart. Matt looked forward to the time spent with his cousins young and old.
Matt held a very special place in his heart for his cousin, Garrett, whom in most ways was more like a brother. You don’t just trust anyone to take the wheel when the other is controlling the gas.
Matt is survived by Jhazmyne; father and mother, Kent and Julie Swenson; his sister, Shanna (Darin) Eastvold; and their three children: Derek, Avery and Regan; grandmother, Kay Anderson; and other family and friends; and faithful rescue dog, LeRoy.