Matthew Thorn

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Matthew Thorn

Matthew David Thorn, 31, of Fairview Heights, Ill., born Wed., June 9, 1982, died Sunday, May 4, 2014.

Matthew worked as a police officer for Cahokia Police Department, Cahokia, Ill. He was a member of Winstanley Baptist Church in Fairview Heights, Ill., Fraternal Order of Police Cahokia/Dupo Lodge 216, and was a United States Marine veteran.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, David and Eva Thorn; and father-in-law, Ron Robert Sr.

Surviving are his wife, Amy Nicole Thorn; a daughter, Kenedi Nicole Thorn; a son, Jackson David Thorn, both at home; his parents, David Lee and Carol, nee Williams, Thorn of Fairview Heights, Ill., a sister, Amy (Doug) LeGrand of Belleville, Ill.; nieces, Terra LeGrand and Lilly Kunkle; nephews, Ryan LeGrand and Trenton Robert; sisters-in-law, Ashley (David) Schreve of Millstadt, Ill., and Brittany Kunkle of St. Peters, Mo., brothers-in-law, Ron Robert of St. Louis, Mo., and Bill Kunkle of Belgium; mothers-in-law, Peggy (Karen) Van Woody of St. Louis, Mo., and Barb Robert of Millstadt, Ill.; maternal grandparents, Carl and Martha Williams; many other family, friends and loved ones both blood and blue.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Benefit of Kenedi and Jackson, c/o Amy Thorn. Condolences may be made online at

Visitation: Friends may call from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday, May 7, 2014, at Winstanley Baptist Church, Fairview Heights, Ill.

Funeral: Memorial services will be held at noon Wednesday, May 7, 2014, at the church with Dr. Steve Phillips officiating. Private family interment will be held.

Funeral Home
Kurrus Funeral Home
1773 Frank Scott Pkwy W Belleville, IL 62223
(618) 235-2100
Funeral Home Details
Published in Belleville News-Democrat on May 6, 2014
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