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Samuel J. "Sam" Mattern

September 12, 1935 August 6, 2021
Samuel J. "Sam" Mattern
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Obituary for Samuel J. "Sam" Mattern

PEORIA HEIGHTS - Samuel J. “Sam” Mattern, of Peoria Heights, died on Friday, August 6, 2021, supported by OSF Hospice and caregivers and surrounded by his family.

Sam was born on September 12, 1935 in Henry, Illinois, to George E. and Gertrude (Kapraun) Mattern.

He was a retired welder and worked for many years in local manufacturing companies, notably Caterpillar and Wabco. Sam was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran. A man of deep faith, he was a hobby farmer and lifelong lover of the outdoors, gardening, nature study, and he was always surrounded by books!

Mr. Mattern is survived by one son, Stephen Mattern (Marcia) of Brimfield, two step-sons: John (Shirley) Maubach of Henry and Brian (Lori) Maubach of Chillicothe; sister-in-law Marge Mattern of Edwards; two sisters, Florence Steele of Henry and Clara Steele of Kewanee, six grandchildren: Elizabeth (Liam) Kelly, Catherine, Silas, Bernadette, Sebastian and Solomon Mattern, as well as many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will take place Tuesday, August 10, 2021 from 5:00-7:00 PM at St Joseph’s Catholic Parish, Brimfield with recitation of the rosary at 6:45 PM. Mass of Christian Burial will be at St. Joseph’s Parish on Wednesday August 11, 2021 at 11:00 AM with a half hour prior visitation. Burial will follow at Resurrection Cemetery, Peoria.

Father John Verrier of St. Joseph Parish in Brimfield will officiate.

Memorials may be made to the Congregation of Saint John Contemplative Sisters, Princeville, or to St. Joseph’s Church, Brimfield.

Friends may sign the online guestbook or send condolences to www.wrightandsalmon.com

Previous Events

Visitation

Tuesday

10

Aug

5:00 PM 8/10/2021 5:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 8/10/2021 7:00:00 PM
St. Joseph Catholic Church - Brimfield

314 W Clay Street
Brimfield, IL 61602

Recitation of the Rosary at 6:45 PM

St. Joseph Catholic Church - Brimfield
314 W Clay Street Brimfield 61602 IL
United States

Visitation

Wednesday

11

Aug

10:30 AM 8/11/2021 10:30:00 AM - 11:00 AM 8/11/2021 11:00:00 AM
St. Joseph Catholic Church - Brimfield

314 W Clay Street
Brimfield, IL 61602

visitation prior to funeral mass

St. Joseph Catholic Church - Brimfield
314 W Clay Street Brimfield 61602 IL
United States

Funeral Mass

Wednesday

11

Aug

11:00 AM 8/11/2021 11:00:00 AM
St. Joseph Catholic Church - Brimfield

314 W Clay Street
Brimfield, IL 61602

St. Joseph Catholic Church - Brimfield
314 W Clay Street Brimfield 61602 IL
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Resurrection Cemetery Final Resting Place

7519 N. Allen Road
Peoria, IL 61614

7519 N. Allen Road Peoria 61614 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

St. Joseph Catholic Church - Brimfield

314 W Clay Street
Brimfield, IL 61602

Congregation of Saint Jogn Contemplative Sisters

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