In loving memory of

Matthew A. Shoppa
August 22, 1968 - February 8, 2020

MATTHEW SHOPPA
Muscatine, Iowa - Matthew A. Shoppa, 51, passed away on Saturday, February 8, 2020, at University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics.

Visitation will be held from 4 until 7 p.m. on Wednesday, February 12, 2020, at the Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the family, in care of Karen. Online condolences: www.wittichfuneralhome.com.


Matt was born on August 22, 1968, in Muscatine, the son of Gary and Barbara Swab Shoppa.

He was a mechanic and owned The Tread Shop with Karen. He loved drag racing, swap meets, and working on cars. Matt loved spending time with his kids and grandkids.

Those left to honor his memory include his wife, Karen Kochneff of Muscatine; daughter, Kelly Shoppa of Madison; two grandcats, Ridley and Viktor; son, Eric Kochneff and wife, Laura, of West Des Moines; two grandchildren, Francie and Clara; father, Gary Shoppa of Muscatine; five brothers, Tom Shoppa and wife, Becca, of Fruitland, Jeff Snyder and wife, Debbie, of Muscatine, Jay Snyder of Muscatine, John Rockwell and wife, Christy, of Minneapolis, and Tom Rockwell and partner, Don, of Palm Springs; five sisters, Amy TeStrake of Davenport, Julie Castillo and husband, Rolando, of North Carolina, Jill Rice and husband, Doug, of Muscatine, Amy Rockwell of Minneapolis, and Melinda Rockwell and husband, Shan, of Los Angeles; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Barbara; his stepmother, Nancy; brother-in-law, Barry; father-in-law, Don; and mother-in-law, Carol.

Tributes

Nancy Wells wrote on Feb 15, 2020:

"Nancy Wells Karen, So sorry to learn of Matt's passing; He was a joy to work for; loved his sense of humor. My heartfelt thoughts are with you and your family. Nancy"

Randy and Debbie Duncan wrote on Feb 15, 2020:

"Karen & family, We send our sincerest & deepest sympathy. Matt was a very kind and gentle person. May the Lord shine his perpetual light upon his soul. God Bless. Randy and Debbie Duncan "

Fran and Brian Lessenger wrote on Feb 14, 2020:

"We just learned of Matt?s passing, Karen. We are so very sad. He will be missed more than words can describe. Please know you and the family are in our thoughts and prayers for His strength and comfort in the days ahead. "

Wayne Strause wrote on Feb 12, 2020:

"Very sorry to hear about Matt. He was such a nice person and will be missed. Take care."

Gene and Carla Paxton wrote on Feb 12, 2020:

"So sad to hear of this, Matt was such a friendly guy and so skilled at his profession. He will be sorely missed. "

Johnna Forbes wrote on Feb 12, 2020:

"Karen - so sorry hear about Matt. My heartfelt condolences to you and the family. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Johnna Forbes"

Bob Baars wrote on Feb 12, 2020:

"Karen, Gary, and family, our deepest sympathies. Matt will be missed by us all. Bob Baars and family. "

Nancy and Denny Jens wrote on Feb 12, 2020:

"Karen, so sorry to hear of Matt?s passing. He will be missed by so many. He was such a great and trustworthy guy. R.I.P, Matt. Peace and hugs to you, Karen With our sympathy, Nancy & Denny Jens"

Fr Troy Richmond wrote on Feb 11, 2020:

"Karen and family, you have my sincerest prayers and sympathies. "

Charmon Meyer wrote on Feb 11, 2020:

"Karen and family, We're so sorry to hear about Matt. Thinking of you. You are in our prayers. Larry and Char Meyer"

Dyann Roby wrote on Feb 11, 2020:

"Our heartfelt sympathy to the entire family "

Gary Freers wrote on Feb 11, 2020:

"Gary and family - So sorry to hear about your loss."

Ruthann Hoffman wrote on Feb 11, 2020:

"Karen, so very sorry to hear about Matt. You?ve both been through a lot. He is at peace now. Thinking of you. Ruthann Hoffman"

Debbie and Bob Beatty wrote on Feb 11, 2020:

"Karen and family, we are so sorry for your loss. What a wonderful man, gone way too soon. Sending you prayers and strength. Matt will be missed by everyone that knew him. Debbie and Bob Beatty"

Wally andSue Beason wrote on Feb 11, 2020:

"So sorry for your loss. Matt was a good mechanic and trustworthy. Blessings to all of his family. Wally and Sue Beason"

Larry Snyder wrote on Feb 10, 2020:

"Karen, So sorry to hear about your loss. Matt was a great guy. You are in our thoughts. Larry and Cathy Snyder"

Karen Gray wrote on Feb 10, 2020:

"Sorry for your loss Karen...you are in my thoughts. Karen Gray"

Charlene Payne wrote on Feb 10, 2020:

"Karen, So sorry for your loss. He will be missed. R.I. P. Matt. Charlene Payne "

Terry Buster Carpenter wrote on Feb 10, 2020:

"Karen, I'm very sorry for your loss. Please know you and your family are in my prayers. "

Paul and Heidi Anderson wrote on Feb 10, 2020:

"Karen we are so sorry for your loss, all of you are in our thoughts and prayers."

Therese Blake wrote on Feb 10, 2020:

"Karen, my deepest love and sympathy go out to you and the family! I will miss Matt?s smiling face! He was such a good person! Be brave, Karen! "

Mary Morrison wrote on Feb 10, 2020:

"Karen and family, so sorry for you loss, you are in my Prayers. Such a good and wonderful man. God Bless you. Mary Morrison"

Karena Marshek wrote on Feb 10, 2020:

"Karen and family, my heart breaks for you. Matt was such an endearing man. That laugh and smile of his were infectious! I don't think I have ever met a more down to earth and honest man. John and I are so sorry for your loss. "

Laurie and Keith Schreurs wrote on Feb 10, 2020:

"Karen and family sending you hugs and prayers for strength during this most difficult of times. We are so sorry for your loss. "

Adam Drawbaugh wrote on Feb 9, 2020:

"Karen and family, Sorry to hear of Matt passing. He was a great mechanic at the the tread shop. He will be miss by many."

Steve D. wrote on Feb 9, 2020:

"A great man worthy of much respect. He will be greatly missed by many. So sorry for your loss."

Chris Koehler wrote on Feb 9, 2020:

"Karen and family, so sorry to hear about Matt?s passing. Deepest condolences from Alta and I. Praying for you. Chris "

Julie Paulsen wrote on Feb 9, 2020:

"Gary and family, my deepest condolences to you all and prayers for comfort ?"

Jenny wrote on Feb 9, 2020:

"Such sad news :( So sorry for Karen and the rest of the family's loss. He will always hold a warm spot in my heart. He always had such a great smile."

sue wrote on Feb 9, 2020:

"so sorry to hear that about matt"

Patricia Chelf wrote on Feb 9, 2020:

"Karen, our hearts go out to you & your family. Matt was such a great guy, he always had that smile on his face. He will be truly missed. We are so sorry for your lose. Patty & Jay Chelf"

Marilyn Todd wrote on Feb 9, 2020:

"Karen, Roger and I are so very sorry to hear the news of Matt?s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Marilyn & Roger"

James & Sabrina Shoemaker wrote on Feb 9, 2020:

"Karen, Jim and I are so sorry to hear of Matt's passing. Peace and prayers be with you and your family."

Vicki marx wrote on Feb 9, 2020:

"So sorry to see this. Matt was always so friendly and trustworthy. He will be missed. "

Steve & Michelle Hitton wrote on Feb 9, 2020:

"We are so sorry. We are shocked and offer our condolences. "

Linda and Frosty wrote on Feb 9, 2020:

"Words cannot express our sorrow. God bless you all??"