BODE - Mathias Joseph Berte was born April 5, 1977, in Ft. Dodge, Iowa to Matt and Cindy (Dahlhauser) Berte. Matt attended Seton Grade School and graduated from Garrigan High School in Algona in 1995. He then attended Iowa Central Community College in Ft. Dodge for 2 years. Matt worked at Electrolux Corporation in Webster City from 1999 until 2007. The past 5 years, he has worked at Chantland Company in Dakota City as well as farming with his dad, Matt.