Norman W Matthias Sr.October 18, 1934 ~ January 19, 2017 (age 82)
Norman W. Matthias Sr., 82 of Beecher passed away Thursday, January 19, 2017 at his home. Norman was born on October 18, 1934 in Grant Park, IL the son of Carl and Clara Matthias nee Paape. He is survived by his loving wife Gail Matthias nee Homeier, his children Norman Matthias Jr. of Chicago Heights, IL, Brian (Debbie) Matthias of Posen, IL, Lisa (Rollin) Kenning of Grant Park, IL and Lori (Douglas) Kuehl of Davenport, IA. Seven grandchildren Tom, Mike, Chris, Luke, David, Danny and Samuel survive. Ten great grandchildren Nathan, Hannah, Mason, Cole, Ella, Cooper, Brexton, Mackenzie, Aiden and Austin also survive Norman, as well as a sister in law Joyce. Norman served our country in the United States Army; he was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Crete, IL, was an avid Cubs fan, president of the Zion Lutheran Church Dart Ball League, enjoyed flying small planes and was a meticulous woodworker. He was also a owner operator of a over the road trucking business.
Visitation will be held Monday, January 23, 2017 from 3-8 p.m. at Hack Funeral Home in Beecher, IL. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Crete, IL. Rev. Martin Bentz will officiate. Burial will be at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery in Crete, IL, Memorials may be directed to Vitas Hospice or Trinity Lutheran Church Audio Visual Fund.