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Mildred Mattes

Published: Thursday, May 15, 2014 5:38 p.m. CST • Updated: Friday, May 16, 2014 2:29 p.m. CST

WALNUT — Mildred M. Mattes, 99, of Walnut died Thursday, May 15, 2014, at Walnut Manor Nursing Home in Walnut.

Mildred was born May 1, 1915, in Walnut, the daughter of Glenn and Lydia (Kruse) Peach. She was united in marriage to Erwin Mattes on June 12, 1937, in Clinton, Ill. He preceded her in death on Aug. 14, 1966.

She was owner and operator of Peach's Eat Shop in Walnut, with her brother, in the 1930s. She later worked as a receptionist for Dr. Swain in Sterling and in the Peach's Bowling Alley in Walnut. She also worked as a cook for the Walnut Manor for six years. She was a member of the Walnut United Methodist Church.

She is survived by two sons, Glenn (Colette) Mattes of Morris and Terry (Susan) Mattes of Dixon; one daughter, Cheryl (Jim) Rentz of Prophetstown; four grandchildren, Leslie (Rick) Roberts of Morris, Christine (Clint) Eidukas of Round Lake Heights, and Brian (Jenn) White and Lisa (Dustin) Wakely of DeKalb; five great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; one brother, Ivan Peach; and one sister, Fern Andersen.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 17, at the Garland Funeral Home in Walnut with the Rev. Mark Harkness, pastor of the Walnut United Methodist Church, officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the services at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Walnut Cemetery.

A memorial has been established to the Walnut Manor Nursing Home.

Online condolences may be left at www.garlandfuneralhome.com.

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