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Gerald Matheny Obituary

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Gerald Matheny

Peoria, IL

December 25, 1948 - December 25, 2012

Gerald Matheny Obituary

Gerald F. “Bullfrog” Matheny, 64, of Peoria, passed away at 3:47 a.m. on Tuesday, December 25, 2012, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center. A reflection of Geralds life will be at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, December 29, 2012, at Clary Funeral Home, 3004 West Lake Avenue, in Peoria. Visitation will be from 11 to 12:30 p.m., also on Saturday at the funeral home. Interment will be at Parkview Cemetery, with Military Honors by Spring Bay American Legion Post 1115. Gerald was born in Peoria on December 25, 1948, a son of John and Lois (Wade) Matheny. They preceded him in death, along with a sister, Linda Matheny. He married Victoria L. “Vicki” Souba on September 24, 1990 in Peoria. She survives. He is also survived by his sons, Daniel (Nikki) and Shawn (Adriana) Matheny; brothers, Sherman, Harold, Roger (Jean), Ronald (Nancy) and Larry (Donna) Matheny; sisters, Alice Smith, Karen (John) Ellis and Peggy (Nelson Dean) Trick; and grandchildren, Nathan Matheny Diaz, Ava Sophia and Dax Zachary Diaz, Drew, Samantha, Jake, Madilyn, Delaney, Ryder, Connor and Priscilla Matheny. Gerald was a U.S. Army Vietnam Veteran, serving two tours in Vietnam from 1967-1969, and achieved the rank of SP/5. He retired on May 1, 2002, after thirty-two years of service, as a painter for Caterpillar Inc. at building SS in East Peoria. After his retirement, he served as a shuttle driver for Uftring Chevrolet in Washington. Gerald will be remembered as a kind and generous man. He will be missed by many and will remain in our hearts forever. Memorial contributions may be made in Geralds memory to the Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research. To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Gerald "Bullfrog" Matheny, please visit our floral store.

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