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Blake-Lamb Funeral Home

5015 Lincoln Ave, Lisle, IL

OBITUARY

William J MATHEY

June 28, 1948May 17, 2020

William J. Mathey, 71, of Aurora, IL. passed away Sunday, May 17th, 2020. Beloved husband of the late Cindy Espeland Mathey; loving father of William “Bill” (Lynne) Mathey of Aurora, IL, Cary (Ron) Allen of Hinckley, IL, and Kendall Mathey of Chicago IL; Cherished grandfather of Teegan and Cori Mathey, Andy and Brynn Gawel. He was the oldest brother of nine siblings of James and Norine Mathey, and a graduate of Gage Park High School ‘66. William served in the United States Army in Vietnam until July of 1969, when he was honorably discharged. For his service he received a National Defense Service medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, and Good Conduct Medal. Upon his return, he became a member of Local 17 heat and frost insulators, where he worked for 44 years, and was an active lifetime member of the Warrenville VFW post 8081. In his free time, William loved watching baseball and his favorite Chicago White Sox as well as golfing with the Gene Hepler Memorial Golf League every Saturday morning for 30+ years. William will be laid to rest at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery at a later date, and will have a celebration of life at the Warrenville VFW. In lieu of flowers, the family requests any monetary donations be made to the VFW post 8081 of Warrenville IL at P.O. Box 63, 60555 in his honor.

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Bob. Anita Zaborowski. Koch

May 26, 2020

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this sad time. Bill was a great friend and was thankful to know him. My boys and husband know Bill from being in the trades and seeing him at job sites that they would be on. Then my husband who is deceased, always loved having a beer together at the VFW with Bill to talk about where they worked that day. Bob meet Bill after joining the VFW and enjoyed talking with him and being Post members. We will miss Bill but never forget him. Our deepest sympathy. 🙏🙏🙏

Larry Hepler

May 26, 2020

Bill was a charter member of the Gene Hepler Memorial Golf League since April 1981 and a good friend who I enjoyed playing golf with many a Saturday morning. We recognized Bill for his 37 years of spirited participation in the league at our 2018 year end breakfast.
Since notifying the league of Bill's passing last week, I have received numerous emails from our golfers recalling funny and heart-warming Bill Mathey stories!
Bill loved his family, his country and the game of golf! To his family, I hope all your wonderful memories provide some comfort during this difficult time.
Larry Hepler

Kit Barrett

May 23, 2020

Bill was the first true love of my life. I’ll remember the good times we shared together. My heart is sad with his passing.

Joan (McWilliams) Bollaert

May 22, 2020

Rest in Peace.......

Stan Szachnitowski

May 21, 2020

Bill, I have many fond memories of times shared with you at Belmont GC on early Saturday AM's. One of my best memories however is of the time we met you and your daughter Cary and her husband Ron at The Welcome Matt in Hinkley for the Friday nite Fish Fry.
You were a great friend and Dee and I extend our condolences to Cary and her family and to all of your family.
Rest in peace, my friend.

Stan Szachnitowski

Timothy Herter

May 21, 2020

We played a lot of golf on Sat morning I'll miss him

Lloyd Lundberg

May 21, 2020

I was pleased to have seen Bill at our end of year breakfast in November, and able to talk briefly. We had opportunities over the years to talk about our time in the service and about being VFW members. Bill will be missed. I will Join him someday at Abraham Lincoln.
Sympathy and Peace to all family members,
Lloyd Lundberg

Ed Mathey

May 21, 2020

Deeply sorry to cousin Bill’s children, grandchildren, sisters, brothers, nieces and nephews on their loss. I always enjoyed the time talking with Bill (usually baseball for some reason......) and enjoyed seeing him at the field. He always had a smile and appreciated his optimistic look at things. Rest In Peace Bill!

Doug Mathey

May 19, 2020

Man this one hurt when his brother Mike my cousin ,called to let me know. If you were fortunate to have known his family you know why he was what he was. My aunt Noreen and uncle Jim were the best and passed that on to all nine , yes I did say 9 of their children. Prayers to you all I am glad since I moved out of the area in 78 to visit Billy at his late wife’s wake. As always it was a great talk, till we meet again on the flip side cuzz Love and gonna miss you 😘

Todd Page

May 19, 2020

I didn’t know Bill for that many years but long enough to consider him a dear friend I would see him at Town Tap when I came in for lunch. He was one of the nicest people I’ve ever met he was the exact same age as my parents and I always respected him for his service in Vietnam and we always looked out for each other. He just called me last week to see how my oldest boy that had brain surgery was doing....that’s just the kind of guy he was. 🙏🤗 God bless you Bill and RIP there is special place for people like you in Heaven. 😔😢

Todd Page

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