Matthew James Lundt, 25, of Decorah, died Wednesday evening, July 23, 2014, in a drowning accident in the Upper Iowa River. A visitation to celebrate his life was 4-7 p.m. Monday, July 28, at Fjelstul Funeral Home in Decorah. A private family graveside service was at Lutheran Cemetery in Decorah, with Rev. Chad Huebner officiating. Online condolences may be made at

Matthew was born in Decorah April 17, 1989, to Lauren and Laurie (Byrnes) Lundt. He graduated from Decorah High School with the class of 2007. He worked for a short time at Luther College and Dairy Queen, then for the last seven years at Culver’s, earning the position as shift manager. Matthew liked to play the guitar, heavy metal music, playing basketball, watching professional sports, including the Minnesota Vikings and Cleveland Cavaliers, WWE, and he loved little videos – internet sensations.

Matthew is survived by his mother, Laurie (Will) Gibson of Earlville; his father, Lauren (Diana) Lundt of Mindoro, Wis.; two sisters, Jessica Lundt of New Hampton and Grace Lundt of Mindoro; his girlfriend, Jenny Henry of Decorah; his grandmother, Betty Lundt of Decorah; two nieces, Addyson and Alissa; one nephew, Aiden; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Harold Lundt; maternal grandparents, Donald and June Byrnes; and by one uncle, Christopher Lundt.