“I was very sad to hear of Gales passing. He and I attended and graduated from the Illinois Officer Candidate school in Springfield. We got to know each other well during that year and while officers at the National guard in WF. He was brave and dedicated in whatever he did. I am honored to have known Gale and I am very proud of him and the things he did in his life.
“We are so proud to be a Matelic having known cousin Gale and all that he has accomplished in his lifetime. We are so sorry for his loss, he will be truly missed. Our Love goes out to his family.
~Thomas and Cynthia Matelic and their children Jacob,Zachary,Anthony,Elizabeth,and Lucas.
“We will miss him. You are in our prayers, Judy and family. Tom and Josette Matelic
“Judy and family, So very sorry for your loss . Gale was a GREAT GUY had a special place for him in my heart. Sorry we can't be there. He will be in our thoughts and prayers. Bobo's little sister love, C.W and Roselyn
“You are in my thoughts and prayers, Judy. May God hold you and support you in this time of your sorrow.
“My deepest sympathy to your family . I have pleasant childhood memories of growing up in the same neighborhood with Gale . He was always such a fine gentleman. God Bless you all!
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Gale Matelic passed away in West Frankfort, Illinois. Obit is featured in Daily American NewsThe Southern Illinoisan.