Matthew R. VanMoorleghem
August 10, 1977 – September 17, 2021
Preceded in death by grandparents; George and Charlotte VanMoorleghem, Anthony and Josephine Piccolo; aunt, Karen McKeone; uncles: John Mullen, Bob McKeone, and Michael Piccolo. Survived by parents, Kathy and Robert; brothers: Daniel (Lyra), Michael (Karlin), John (Maggie); nephews, Graham and John Paul; niece, Collins; and expectant nephew.
The family will receive friends on Thursday, September 30th from 4:30pm to 6:30pm, West Center Chapel, followed by VIGIL SERVICE at 6:30pm. MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Friday, October 1st at 10am, Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 2110 S. 32nd Avenue. Memorials are suggested to the family to be distributed at a later date.
Matthew Robert VanMoorleghem was born on August 10, 1977. He attended and graduated from Creighton Prep in 1995. Matt went on to receive a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Texas Christian University in 1999. While at TCU, he served as the vice-president of Sigma Phi Epsilon, and was a member of the TCU Horned Frogs cheer squad. As a talented art student, he was one of four TCU students featured at the 17th annual Art in the Metroplex exhibition.
Post-graduation, Matt stayed in Fort Worth, Texas, working in finance before moving to Chicago, Illinois in 2006, where he enjoyed a successful career in finance and obtained certification as an Accredited Investment Fiduciary (AIF) and a Chartered Retirement Plans Specialist (CRPS).
Matt was a passionate Nebraska Cornhusker football fan, often cheering them on at the Kirkwood Bar & Grill in Chicago on game day. He was also a Denver Broncos fan and was affectionately known as “Laptop Matt,” toting his laptop everywhere he went on Sundays to track the progress of his Fantasy Football team.
Matt was an avid runner who completed countless races, including six Chicago Marathons and the New York City Marathon, with plans to complete the London Marathon in October 2021. His ultimate aspiration was to be a Six Star Finisher. He also had a love of golf and enjoyed playing with his brothers, dad, and friends whenever possible.
Matt was intense and passionate with everything he did. Whether it was his work, art, Fantasy Football, running or golfing, Matt put significant energy into it. But what he put the most intensity into was his family and friends, especially his godchildren, niece, and nephews. He was built to be an uncle – his energy could match that of the most rambunctious children and his creativity always kept them on their toes. Matt had a deep love for his family and cherished the time they spent together. When together, Matt and his brothers were known to keep up Bob and Kathy past their bedtime. We will all miss his high-energy, charismatic nature and signature laugh.