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William M. "Matt" Hatfield, age 45, of Lafayette, passed away on Friday, Nov. 11, 2016, at his residence. He was born on Nov. 17, 1970, in Bedford, to Douglas L. and Carol G. (Gregg) Hatfield.
He served in the United States Air force from 1989 to 1993 in Desert Storm. He was employed at Caterpillar for over 20 years.
Matt was an old soul and a very good artist. He loved all things aviation-related, and building and collecting models. He was an avid fan of the Green Bay Packers and enjoyed fishing in the UP of Michigan. He very much enjoyed his 1981 Buick, and he loved watching science fiction movies and Star Trek.
Surviving, along with his parents, is his sister, Lara Hatfield (James "Jay" Wiedemhoeft) of Lafayette. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Chester and Josephine Gregg; and paternal grandparents, George Dewey and Ruth Hatfield.
There will be no services at this time.
Memorial contributions may be directed to any veterans charity of choice.
Online condolences may be made at www.hippensteelfuneralservice.com.
Published on November 15, 2016
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