Matthew Owen Soldatke
Matthew Owen Soldatke, 13, passed away on August 17, 2021 surrounded by his family.
He was born on May 20th 2008, to Steve and Jill Soldatke of Lincoln, NE. Matthew had a gift to teach lessons without ever being able to speak a word. His smile lit up a room. He absolutely had the most gorgeous curly soft hair that was meant for running your fingers through. He endured so much, fought hard and battled for every day on this earth. He taught his parents to trust God, dig deep, love hard, persevere, fight for the important things and forget the small stuff.
Grateful to have shared in his life his parents, his siblings Micah, Megan, Mason and Max Soldatke; his grandparents Bob and Sue Shumaker (Parker, SD) Cheryl Johnson (Sioux Falls, SD), Larry Soldatke (Sioux Falls, SD); Aunts and Uncles James and Kim Shumaker (Greenville TN) Curt and Elisa Shumaker (Sioux Falls SD) and Ryan Soldatke (Sioux Falls SD) cousins Oliver and Amelia Shumaker, Parker Shumaker and Lisa Soldatke and a host of extended family and friends. Matthew was blessed to be loved by many.
A special thank- you his current private duty nurses: Rosa, Laura, Trevor, Tina, Tim, Susan and Annalisa who loved and cared for him, his Horisun hospice nurse Shannon who helped Matthew’s family navigate end-of-life care and also to his numerous doctors, therapists, educators and past care givers; including his 1st two special nurses- Jane and Serena. Every person that partook in Matthew’s care contributed to him being able to live his best life at home surrounded by his family.
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Funeral Home assisting is Aspen Mortuary, 4822 Cleveland Avenue, Lincoln, NE 68504. To view an on-line obituary or email condolences please visit Aspen Mortuary’s website at www.aspenaftercare.com.
Condolences for Matthew Owen Soldatke
I just wanted to extend my heartfelt condolences. Your boy was such a beautiful baby. I haven’t seen him in a long time. Hugs to you all.
I count myself blessed to have met Matthew and your beautiful family. We are sending you each love and prayers.
Sending love to the Soldatke family and all who have had the privilege of knowing Matthew.
To Jill, Steve and family,
I sure have been praying for all of you. I feel
To finish…Matthew has left his mark on my heart forever! Thanks for sharing him with me and helping me grow in so many ways.
Thoughts going out to Matthew’s friends and family. Matthew was a delight to take care of!
Matthew was such a sweet kid, he will be missed! Glad I could be a part of his life;) All love to your family.
Thanking you showing all of us how to love when it is very difficult. Your sustaining love for Mathew will always be remembered.
Blessings as you heal from this tragic loss.
Dear Soldatke Family,
Please accept my condolences for the loss of your beloved angel Matthew.
Thank you for inviting me into your home and allowing me to care for Matthew. It was an honor like no other.
Knowing Matthew has made me a better nurse, a better person and stretched my heart in ways I cannot express with words.
Tina M Barnes, LPN
Jill and Family,
So sorry for the loss of Matthew. He was the perfect addition at the perfect time to your family. I always loved hearing about him when we worked together years ago! All of my thoughts and prayers are with you all!
Our Sincere condolences.
I may not be able to say that I fully understand your pain,
But our Great and loving Father does.
Remember and cling to the promises of God!
Matthew 5:4 Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you
The Stout Family