Matthew Rhoades

Memorial Service

3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Friday, November 11, 2022
O'Connell Family Funeral Home of Hudson
520 South 11th Street
HUDSON WI, 54016


4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Friday, November 11, 2022
O'Connell Family Funeral Home of Hudson
520 South 11th Street
HUDSON WI, 54016

Matthew R. Rhoades, age 42, of Hudson, WI, passed away due to natural causes at his home on November 1, 2022. Matt was born on June 27, 1980, to parents Frank and Kitty (Richie) Rhoades. He graduated from Hudson High School and attended Minnesota State University Mankato where he earned a degree in economics. After graduating, Matt began his career in finance.


Matt was known for having a great sense of humor, was full of timely witty comments, and was always willing to lend a helping hand. Being a dad was his main focus in life and Matt’s favorite times were those he spent with his son Owen. They loved watching movies together, building computers, and playing lacrosse. His love for Owen was immediately apparent to anyone who met him.


He will be greatly missed by his son Owen; father Frank; brothers Chris (Kristy) and Mike (Janine) and large extended family.


He is preceded in death by his mother Kitty, grandparents, and other beloved family members.


A service for Matt will be held Friday, November 11, 2022, at 3pm at O’Connell Family Funeral Home in Hudson, Wisconsin. A visitation will follow from 4-6pm.


In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Owen’s education fund. Please make checks payable to Lisa Rhoades or by Venmo to Lisa-Rhoades-4.


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  1. Matt was one of the good ones always there to help and never complained! He was truly an asset to our team at work that will be irreplaceable. He accomplished so much and I’m truly proud to have gotten to know him! Until we see each other again bud! Tac’s are all in your honor this month my friend!

  2. I’m sorry for this loss. Matt asked me to go to my first middle school dance as 12 yr old. I said yes, but then was so nervous I got sick the day of! What I remember of him from those days was his big smile and desire to make everyone laugh.

  3. Matt & I were fast friends at 16 & him 17, unknowingly, both waving to cars on I-94. Then, later in my family’s kitchen, when I met him & my new neighbor; Matt Erickson. May they both RIP. Since that July day, we have always cared & caught up w/one another; throughout the years. Matt was, definitely, one of the funniest humans I’ve ever met; extremely sharp & quick-witted. He & I dated that teenage summer—where he taught me how to drive stick, & I taught him a few farm kid games/tactics. I wish all the very best to his dear friends & family. Matt was such a good egg, & will always be very special to me.

  4. Matt was a best friend growing up. We were inseparable in high school. Worked our first job after high school changing tires and listening to CCR in his Nissan T-top. Shared a bedroom in college living on bunk beds. I was the best man at his wedding. I visited him numerous times when he moved to San Francisco for work. I would always stay with him and his family when I came to Hudson for a visit. He was extremely welcoming and caring when I would visit. He was incredibly witty and fun to be around. He will be extremely missed. I will hold on to the great memories for the rest of my life. Whenever I listen to Fortunate Sun by CCR I will think of you my friend. Rest East. My condolences go out to Owen, Frank, Chris, Mike, and the rest of his family.

  5. Matt and I were best friends and inseperable in High School. The first summer after High School we would drive his Nissan T-top (where he introduced me to CCR) on our way to our summer job changing tires. We lived together in college sharing bunk beds in Mankato. I was the best man at his wedding, because he didn’t want to pick one of his brothers. I visited him a few times when he lived in San Francisco. When I would come back to Hudson after he moved back I would stay with him when I was visiting. Matt was a kindhearted, witty, caring, fun, and sincere man. He will be greatly missed. Whenever I listen to Fortunate Son I will remember all the good times we had. My deepest condolences to Owen, Frank, Chris, Mike, Lisa, and all his family.

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