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Orvel J. "Big O" Mathews

June 1, 1934 — July 20, 2019

Orvel J. "Big O" Mathews, 85, of Waterloo, IL, died July 20, 2019, in Waterloo, IL. He was born June 1, 1934, in Foster Pond, IL.

He is survived by his children Sally (John) DeBourge and Melanie (David) Seders; grandchildren Brittany (Michael) Rednour, CJ Seders, Claire (Corey) Gaynor, Dylan Seders (Faith Bailey), and Lorna Seders; great grandchildren Addilynn Rednour, and Charlotte Seders; brothers Dennis (Lynn) Mathews and David Mathews; sister Janet Posey; sisters-in-law; brothers-in-law; nieces; nephews; and cousins.

Orvel is preceded in death by wife Nancy Mathews nee Prange; his parents Simon and Agnes Mathews nee Schneider; brothers John T., Dale F., and Clyde S. Mathews; brother-in-law Bill Posey

He retired from Columbia Quarry Plant #9 in Dupo and was a member of Maeystown Sportsmans Club.

As an expression of sympathy the family prefers memorial contributions to: 
Maeystown Sportsmans Club
American Cancer Society
or Donor's Choice

4 PM to 8 PM Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at Quernheim Funeral Home
8 AM until time of service Wednesday at Quernheim Funeral Home

10 AM Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at Quernheim Funeral Home in Waterloo, IL
Pastor Matt Friz officiating

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Service Schedule

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Tuesday, July 23, 2019

4:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

Holy Cross Lutheran Church - Wartburg, IL

5765 Maeystown Rd, Waterloo, IL 62298

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