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Lester W. Mathew

November 11, 1935 May 3, 2019
Lester W. Mathew
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Obituary for Lester W. Mathew

LESTER W. MATHEW, 83, of Morrison, IL, died Friday, May 3, 2019 at OSF St. Anthony Medical Center in Rockford, IL.

Cremation rites have been accorded. There will be a memorial service at 11:00 a.m. Monday, May 13, 2019 at the First Presbyterian Church in Morrison, Il, with Rev. Dr. Michael Selburg officiating. A memorial visitation will be the same day, from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service. A private family interment will be at the Riverside Cemetery in Sterling, IL. A memorial has been established to the First Presbyterian Church in Morrison.

Lester was born November 11, 1935, in Morrison, to J. Wallace and Jean (Vandenburg) Mathew. He attended the Round Grove Grade School and was a graduate of Morrison High School. Lester attended Iowa State University and received an Associate’s Degree in Agriculture. On April 8, 1956, he married Joyce Sulouff in Sterling, IL. Lester served in the Army Reserves for six years. He farmed the family farm until 1980 and then worked for various farm machinery dealerships, including Peabudy’s Inc. in Sterling as a parts manager, until retiring in 2005. He was a lifelong member of the First Presbyterian Church in Morrison, and was a member of the Pork Producers and the Soil and Water Conservation District. He was very active in the community, including serving on the Board of Directors for Resthave Home and a local credit union in Morrison. He also volunteered at the Food Pantry.

Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Joyce; three daughters, Leanne Miller of Sterling, IL, Marsha (Harry) Koth of Sugar Grove, IL and Jill (Kevin) Wohrley of Mendota, IL; seven grandchildren; three great grandchildren; one sister Lorraine (Don) Hand of Prophetstown, IL.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one grandson, Danny Miller

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Visitation

Monday

13

May

9:30 AM 5/13/2019 9:30:00 AM - 11:00 AM 5/13/2019 11:00:00 AM
First Presbyterian Church

100 East Lincolnway
Morrison, IL 61270

First Presbyterian Church
100 East Lincolnway Morrison 61270 IL
United States

Service

Monday

13

May

11:00 AM 5/13/2019 11:00:00 AM
First Presbyterian Church

100 East Lincolnway
Morrison, IL 61270

First Presbyterian Church
100 East Lincolnway Morrison 61270 IL
United States
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