Matthew Ryan Kihlstrand, 45, of St. Joseph tragically lost his life while heroically saving another, on Friday, June 19, 2020, in the St. Joseph River.

A memorial gathering will take place from 4-7 p.m., with a celebration of life beginning at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 25, at Starks & Menchinger Chapel, 2650 Niles Road, St. Joseph. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to the Humane Society of Southwestern Michigan, Those wishing to leave an online condolence for the family may do so at