In Memory

Alan C Matthews - Class Of 1965

 

1965 Washington - Alan C. Matthews

Oct. 17, 1947 - Mar. 20, 2016

GRANGER - Alan Charles Matthews, 68, passed away at 1:00 am, Sunday at St. Mary's Hospital near his home in Decatur, IL.

Alan was born to the late Charles Rene and Harriet (Szymczak) Matthews on October 17, 1947. On June 7, 1969 in Blessed Sacrament Parish, Ft. Mitchell, KY he married the love of his life, Lois Ann Woerman. They lived most of their adult lives in Granger, only moving last December to be near family. They were blessed with two children: Theresa Marie (Paul) Floyd and their daughter, Natalie, age 9, all of Missoula, MT; and a son, Jeff Alan (Paula) Matthews and their three boys: 12 yr old twins, Alexander and Elijah; and 8 yr. old Zachariah, all of Maroa, IL. Also surviving him is his brother, James (Charlotte) Matthews and several nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews and a great-great-niece and nephew all of the South Bend, IN area.

Alan was a 1965 graduate of Washington High School; he served in the United States Marine Corps, and received a BS and MBA from Indiana Wesleyan University. He was a very active member of St. Pius X Parish where he was a choir member and played guitar at the 12:00 Mass when it was in the basement of the rectory, and later in the choir loft of the old church. He also taught CCD to the 7th graders. He loved music and collected a vast amount of records and CDs. He retired from Indiana Bell, later Ameritech as a Telephone Repairman. After he retired from there he was an Electrical Department Supervisor at Mishawaka Utilities.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday, March 29th at 10:30 am, Msgr. William Schooler, Pastor, officiating; burial and USMC Military Honors will follow at the grave in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Osceola. Visitation will be from 4-7 pm TODAY, Monday at the McGann Hay Funerals -- Cremations -- Gatherings, Granger Chapel, 13260 SR 23, enter off Cherry Rd., with a Parish Vigil at 4 pm. Friends may also call one hour prior to Mass from 9:30-10:30 am on Tuesday in the church.

Memorial donations may be made in Alan's memory to Miller's Vets, 747 S. Michigan St., South Bend, IN 46601 or on line at: www.millersvets.com. To send condolences to the family log on to: www.McGannHay.com. - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/southbendtribune/obituary.aspx?n=alan-c-matthews&pid=179362628&eid=sp_ommatch#sthash.grUt6XbV.dpuf