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John Alan "Al" Matson

November 23, 1932 November 16, 2019
John Alan "Al" Matson
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John Alan “Al” Matson, age 86, of Montgomery, IL, peacefully passed away with his family by his side at his residence on Saturday, November 16, 2019.

He was born November 23, 1932 in Chicago, IL the son of the late Carl O. and Gertrude C. nee Erickson Matson.

Al proudly served his country in the US Army during the Korean War. After his honorable discharge, Al worked for 35 years as an engineer for Nicor Gas. He was a member of St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Montgomery, IL, where he volunteered as a greeter and usher. Al was an avid golfer and even achieved a hole-in-one. He was also a member of the Phoenix Club in Aurora, IL. Al was a loving husband, father and grandfather.

He is survived by his wife of 29 years Betty (nee Smith & Vesely) Matson, children Edward Vesely, Mark Matson, Richard Vesely, Brad (Heather) Matson, Susan (Michael) Fox, Christopher (Stacy) Matson, Stacy Oberhellman, grandchildren Amanda Vesely, Brianna Matson, Breyden Matson, Brody Matson, John Dagan Fox, Kaelia Fox, Mady Matson, Dean Matson, Vaughn Matson, Sydney Oberhellman, Brynn Oberhellman, and the mother of his children Lauri Matson.

He was preceded in death by his sisters Charlotte Meehan, Caryl Hruska and brother Ralph Matson.

Visitation will be held on Friday, November 22, 2019 from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM at DUNN FAMILY FUNERAL HOME with CREMATORY, 1801 S. Douglas Road, Oswego, IL 60543.

Additional visitation will be held on Saturday, November 23, 2019 from 10:00 AM until a funeral service at 11:00 AM at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, 63 Fernwood Road, Montgomery, IL 60538. Officiants will be Pastor Robert Donovan and Pastor Peter Hoffman.

Burial with military honors will follow at Lincoln Memorial Park Cemetery in Aurora, IL.

Memorials may be made to St. Luke’s Lutheran Church or Honor Flight Chicago, 9701 W. Higgins Road, Rosemont, IL 60018.

For information: 630/554-3888 or www.dunnfamilyfuneralhome.com


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Previous Events

Visitation

Friday

22

Nov

4:00 PM 11/22/2019 4:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 11/22/2019 8:00:00 PM
Dunn Family Funeral Home With Crematory

1801 South Douglas Road
P.O. Box 665
Oswego, IL 60543

Dunn Family Funeral Home With Crematory
1801 South Douglas Road Oswego 60543 IL
United States

Visitation

Saturday

23

Nov

10:00 AM 11/23/2019 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 11/23/2019 11:00:00 AM
St. Luke's Lutheran Church

63 Fernwood Rd.
Montgomery, IL 60538

St. Luke's Lutheran Church
63 Fernwood Rd. Montgomery 60538 IL
United States

Service

Saturday

23

Nov

11:00 AM 11/23/2019 11:00:00 AM
St. Luke's Lutheran Church

63 Fernwood Rd.
Montgomery, IL 60538

St. Luke's Lutheran Church
63 Fernwood Rd. Montgomery 60538 IL
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Lincoln Memorial Park Final Resting Place

675 US Rt. 30
Aurora, IL 60503

675 US Rt. 30 Aurora 60503 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

Honor Flight, Chicago, 9701 W. Higgins Rd., Suite 310, Rosemont, IL 60018-4703

St. Luke's Lutheran Church

63 Fernwood Rd.
Montgomery, IL 60538
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