Robert W. Mathey Sr.
Born: November 9, 1933 in La Salle, IL
Died: August 13, 2021 in La Salle, IL
Robert W. Mathey Sr., 87, of Peru, passed away Friday, August 13, 2021 at the Illinois Veterans Home in La Salle.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, August 16, 2021 at the Mueller Funeral Home, Peru, with Rev. J.A. Small of St. Joseph's Church, Peru, officiating. Burial will follow at Peru City Cemetery with full military rites conducted by the La Salle-Oglesby Veterans Memorial Group. Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Mr. Mathey was born November 9, 1933 in La Salle to Alex F. and Mary (Diddle) Mathey. He was a graduate of La Salle-Peru High School. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and served in combat during the Korean War. He married Marjorie "Marge" Kwiatek on September 25, 1954 at St. Patrick's Church, La Salle.
Mr. Mathey was a member of St. Joseph's Church, Peru and a lifetime member of the Oglesby American Legion. He worked at Westclox in Peru as a tool and die maker and later worked for LaSalle Manufacturing. Mr. Mathey was a lifetime fan of the Chicago Cubs and Chicago Bears, and was an avid fisherman.
Survivors include two children, Sandra (James) Fusinetti of Louisville, KY and Robert W. (Monica) Mathey Jr. of Spring Valley; three grandchildren; one great-grandchild; one sister, Rosemary Ellis of Palatine and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Marge on March 1, 2007 and two brothers, Alex Mathey Jr. and Richard Mathey.
Memorial contributions may be directed to Illinois Valley Animal Rescue.
The online guestbook may be viewed and remembrances shared at www.MuellerFH.com
Published by Bureau County Republican from Aug. 13 to Aug. 18, 2021.