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William J. Matthews Sr.

Published: Thursday, March 28, 2013 1:15 a.m. CDT

STERLING – William J. Matthews Sr., 75, of Sterling, died Tuesday, March 26, 2013, at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. He worked in the environmental sciences department at CGH.

William was born March 21, 1938, in Chicago, the son of William L. and Beatrice (Sadler) Matthews. He joined the Marines on Feb. 8, 1956.

Survivors include one daughter, Donna Minet of Plainfield; one son, William J. Matthews Jr., and one brother, Bruce Matthews, both of Rock Falls; five grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and one brother, Bud Matthews.

William’s body was donated to the Anatomical Gift Association in Chicago, per his wishes. Cremation rites will be accorded at a later date. McDonald Funeral Home & Crematory in Rock Falls is handling arrangements.

Visit www.mcdonaldfuneralhomes.com to send condolences.

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