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Matthew VanFossen Sr.
Matthew VanFossen Sr.NASCAR Dale 3Matthew VanFossen Sr., 64 of Richwood, passed from this life at his home on February 17, 2023 after a battle with cancer.

He was born January 26, 1959 in Wheeling, WV to Lewis and Lillian (Bethel) Van Fossen. Matt was a graduate of River (Hannibal) High School where he was a wrestler. He enjoyed many things such dirt track racing, collecting model cars and John Deere tractors, NASCAR (especially Dale Earnhardt), The Ohio State Buckeyes, the Pittsburgh Steelers, and the several dogs and cats that he loved during his life. Matt had worked at M.E.I. in Marysville for over 5 years.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister Joan "Jalan" Antill, and other extended family members. He is survived by his sons, Matthew Jr. (Eric) VanFossen of Saint Marys, West Virginia  and Sean Van Fossen of Kenton, his brother Fred (Laura) Van Fossen of Richwood, his companion, love, and significant other Julia Sessler and their dog, “Gunner,” and several cousins.

Funeral services will be held Saturday February 25, 2023 at 12 noon at the Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Home in Richwood. Pastor Joseph Rhea will officiate. Friends may call two hours prior to the service beginning at 10 am at the funeral home in Richwood.

Condolences and remembrances may be expressed at www.stofcheck-ballinger.com

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#1 from: Sandy Grzegorzewski
Sat, Feb 18, 2023 at 4:31 PM

Julia and family  I'm so sorry for your loss

#2 from: Rita Lou Rubeck Headington Parker
Sat, Feb 18, 2023 at 6:23 PM

Julia I was saddened to learn of Matthew's passing.
Never forget the good times spent together.  You are in my thoughts and prayers.

#3 from: Julie Ross
Sat, Feb 18, 2023 at 7:04 PM

I am sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

#4 from: Sharon
Sat, Feb 18, 2023 at 7:27 PM

Sorry Julia for your loss my prayers and thoughts go out to you and family

#5 from: Barb Holcomb daily
Sat, Feb 18, 2023 at 8:15 PM

Julia so sorry to hear this. He was always so nice.

#6 from: Nicole
Sat, Feb 18, 2023 at 8:45 PM

You are in my thoughts and prayers ❤️My heart goes out to you and ur family

#7 from: Deb Holmes
Sun, Feb 19, 2023 at 12:28 AM

My deepest sympathy. May you find comfort peace and extreme love in this difficult time.

#8 from: Lou and Brian
Sun, Feb 19, 2023 at 5:36 AM

Matt and Sean, I am so sorry. We are praying for you and sending hugs from Tennessee.

#9 from: Ella Davis
Richwood Ohio
Sun, Feb 19, 2023 at 11:31 AM

Julia I am truly and dearly sorry for your loss. I met Matt a while back when we worked together. He was so kind and caring   He always joked with me   My deepest sympathy to you and his family and friends!  Your in my prayers and thoughts

#10 from: Steve Crider
Sun, Feb 19, 2023 at 5:51 PM

Julia and gunner I am real sorry for your loss

#11 from: Mary Lu Swartz
Sun, Feb 19, 2023 at 8:54 PM

Julia:  I am so sorry for your loss.  Please remember all the good memories made together.  Prayers to you for comfort and strength in the coming days.

#12 from: Sue McBride Bails
125 E. Ottawa Richwood
Sun, Feb 19, 2023 at 10:18 PM

Julia, my family and I send our sympathy to you and Matt's family.

#13 from: Marty Harrison
Mon, Feb 20, 2023 at 11:27 AM

Julia I am sorry to hear about your loss. I send light and love to you.  Marty

#14 from: William Wiseman
Tue, Feb 21, 2023 at 12:32 AM

Sorry for your loss. Prayers

#15 from: Brent & Kim Chapman
Tue, Feb 21, 2023 at 10:37 AM

Julia - Our sympathies for your loss. Sending hugs and love. We pray your cherished memories help sustain you thru such a difficult time.

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