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Doris Mattchen

Birth Date: January 3, 1927
Death Date: September 24, 2017

Doris Mattchen, 90, of Decatur, passed away Sunday, September 24, 2017, at Evergreen Senior Living.
Doris was born January 3, 1927 in Decatur, to Frank and Callie (Ray) Nalefski. She married Jim R. Mattchen in 1947. They were married for 68 years. He passed away April 6, 2016. Doris was an avid bridge player, Cubs Fan, and spent summers on the boat and winters in Florida.
She is survived by her son, Michael (Arlene) Mattchen of St. Petersburg, FL; two daughters, Sharon (Clair) Wingard of Decatur and Janet (friend, Barb Dyke) Fulk of Decatur; 7 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and one brother, Robert Nalefski of Decatur.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Jim; one great-great-granddaughter; 3 brothers and 8 sisters.
The family would like to give special thanks to Harbor Light Hospice and Evergreen Senior Living for their compassion and care.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 1 p.m. Friday, September 29, 2017, at Holy Family Catholic Church 2400 S Franklin Street Rd, Decatur, with Very Reverend Joseph M. Molloy, V.F., officiating. Visitation will be from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at the church before the service. Burial will be in Graceland Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to Harbor Light Hospice.
The family of Doris Mattchen is being served by Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home, 2091 N. Oakland Ave. Decatur, IL. Please view the online obituary, send condolences, and share memories at

Mass of Christian Burial
September 29, 2017
1:00 pm
Holy Family Catholic Church
2400 S. Franklin Decatur, IL 62521
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September 29, 2017
12:00 pm
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Holy Family Catholic Church
2400 S. Franklin Decatur, IL 62521
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  1. To , Mike, Sharon and Janet, I'm so sorry for your loss. I know she will be missed. I have so many good memories of our families at "the bay". Those were good times. My deepest sympathy.

    Suzanne Jacobs

  2. Sharon. My deepest symphonies. You were blessed with wonderful parents. Been a long time but I still remember your family fondly. Larry Grabb

  3. Dear Michael, Sharon, and Janet, I am so sorry for your loss. My mom lives at Imboden Gardens now so I frequently drive by your house on Medial and remember the old days when we were all so young. My deepest sympathy, Mike Dawson

  4. We were so sorry to hear the news. Doris was a ray of sunshine and will be missed. We all spent a lot of hours on Lake Decatur and at the Dolphin Boat Club. Your folks, the Henrys, DeLongs, Isomes, Mom and Dad, etc. Those were good times. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.

    Ed and Karen Root

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