NEW BERLIN - Robert L. Mathis, Sr., 71, of New Berlin, passed away on Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at Sunrise Manor Nursing Home in Virden.
Robert was born on June 20, 1941 in Percy, IL the son of Raymond G. and Martha C. Ruescher Mathis. He married Vicki Wilson on June 20, 1967 in Pawnee.
He ran M&M body shop in Springfield for 20 years and later retired from the State of Illinois EPA after 22 years. He also served as trustee, then mayor of the Village of Curran.
He was preceded in death by his parents, sister, Lois R. Mathis and brother, Gerald K. Mathis.
He is survived by his wife, Vicki; son, Robert L. (Rebecca) Mathis, Jr.; daughter, Leigh Ann (Joshua) Young; and five grandchildren, Elizabeth and Thomas Mathis and Richard, Summer, and Jonathan Young.
Visitation will be from 5-7:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 15, 2012 at Ellinger-Kunz & Park Funeral Home, 530 N. 5th St. Springfield, IL. Funeral Services will be at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, November 16, 2012 at Ellinger-Kunz & Park Funeral Home with Reverend A.B. Bennett officiating. Burial will follow at Old Salem Cemetery in Springfield.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the
Ellinger-Kunz & Park Funeral Home, 530 N. 5th St. Springfield, IL 62702 is in charge of arrangements.
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