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Mildred M. Mattes

Published: Friday, May 16, 2014 1:15 a.m. CDT
Mildred M. Mattes

WALNUT – Mildred M. Mattes, 99, of Walnut, died Thursday, May 15, 2014 at Walnut Manor Nursing Home.

Mildred was born May 1, 1915, in Walnut, the daughter of Glenn and Lydia (Kruse) Peach. She was united in marriage to Erwin Mattes on June 12, 1937, in Clinton, Illinois. He preceded her in death on Aug. 14, 1966. She was owner and operator of Peach’s Eat Shop in Walnut, with her brother, in the 1930s. She later worked as a receptionist for Dr. Swain in Sterling and at Peach’s Bowling Alley in Walnut. She also worked as a cook for Walnut Manor for 6 years. She was a member of Walnut United Methodist Church.

She is survived by two sons, Glenn (Colette) Mattes of Morris and Terry (Susan) Mattes of Dixon; one daughter, Cheryl (Jim) Rentz of Prophetstown; four grandchildren, Leslie (Rick) Roberts of Morris, Christine (Clint) Eidukas of Round Lake Heights, and Brian (Jenn) White and Lisa (Dustin) Wakely, both of DeKalb; five great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She also was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Ivan Peach; and one sister, Fern Andersen.

Visitation will be from 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday and the funeral at 10 a.m. Saturday at Garland Funeral Home in Walnut, with the Rev. Mark Harkness, pastor of Walnut United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be at Walnut Cemetery.

A memorial has been established to Walnut Manor Nursing Home.

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