OBITUARY

Fred H. Matt Jr.

November 21, 1938March 29, 2019
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Fred Henry Matt Jr.

Fred Henry Matt Jr., born November 21, 1938 in East St. Louis to the late Fred and Polly (nee McMillin) passed away Friday, March 29, 2019 at his home in Mascoutah. Fred was a proud Boilermaker Local 363 from 1967 to 2006. He was always an athlete and he especially enjoyed softball. Fred was an avid golfer and spent a lot of his spare time restoring old cars that he showed with the Piston Pushers Car Club. Fred served our country in the Navy and was a member of the Mascoutah American Legion Post 292. He was caring and giving, touching the lives of everyone he met. He loved his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was devoutly dedicated to his family. Those left to cherish his memory include his former spouse, Tonia Matt; daughters, Karen (Ron) Wirth; Deborah K. (AT) Thoele; Tamela (Butch) Knicley; Michelle (Rick) Shaver; grandchildren, Tyler; Christopher; Matthew: Austin; Autumn; Aaron; Amberlyn; great-grandchildren, Dalton; Kay; Codyn; Declan; Rylie; Emmaline; Kitt; Jett; Dean; Bentley; brother, Robert Lee (Irene) Matt; nephews, Bobby Matt; Joe Matt; as well as many other distant relatives and friends. Visitation: Tuesday, April 2, 2019 from 4 until 6 pm at Lake View Funeral Home, Fairview Heights, IL.

Services: 6:00 pm Tuesday, April 2, 2019 at Lake View Funeral Home, Fairview Heights, IL. Fred will be laid to rest at Lake View Memorial Gardens at a later date. Memorial contributions in his honor may be sent to the American Diabetes Association, 2451 Crystal Drive, Suite 900 Arlington, VA 22202 1-800-DIABETES (800-342-2383)

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  • American Diabetes Association

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation Tuesday, April 2, 2019
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, April 2, 2019

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Burial
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Fred H. Matt Jr.

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kelly wells

April 1, 2019

I am sorry for your lose. Their will never be another SEALBEAM. Fred was a very good friend, I worked with him at Newton powerhouse. H would come down and go coyote hunting with my family. We always had a great time. Their be a nicer person then Fred. God Bless KellyWells

Gene Campbell

April 1, 2019

What a great guy, just seems like yesterday when we were playing softball with the Boilermakers or making a birdie putt. RIP Freddy you'll be missed by everyone.

Lee Hatfield

March 31, 2019

So sorry to here of Fred's passing, he was a good man and a good Boilermaker, my condolences !

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