Hilda Minna Maria Matthies, 102 of Peotone passed away on Sunday, July 4, 2021, with her family by her side. She was born June 18, 1919 in Beecher, IL to Louie and Minne Sietz Wolkow, On January 20 1940 she married Herbert W. Matthies. In the early years of their marriage they farmed in Beecher. In 1948 they moved to Peotone ran and operated Matthies Consignment Sales in Peotone. Together they had two children Patricia and William. Hilda was a strong and beautiful person even though life threw her many obstacles she rose above every one of them. She always had a joke, a quick wit, and storytelling guaranteeing a smile or a raised eyebrow. She was a person who made friends anywhere she went, never met a stranger and was loved by many. She is survived her daughter Patricia Harms Misner of Bourbonnais, and a son William H. (Bonnie) Matthies of Peotone. Grandchildren Nathan (Krista) Matthies of New Lenox, Meghan Matthies of New Lenox, and Kris Harms of Manteno. One step great grandson Mike (Liz) Winn, three step great great grandchildren Cassie, Emily and Josh. She was preceded in death by her parents and two sisters and brother- in- laws Edna and Henry Bruns and Viola and Clarence Albers, her grandson Brent Harms (March 8, 2021) and her husband Herbert W. Matthies (July 20, 2009). She will be missed by many. She lived life to the fullest and saw the good in everyone. She loved to watch Wheel of Fortune, she was a Cubs fan and was on top of all current events. She was a member of Immanuel United Church of Christ in Peotone. After Herb retired from Ford Motor Company they moved to Three Lakes, Wisc. They owned and operated the Triangle Motel for 15 years before moving back to Peotone to be with family after she was diagnosed with macular degeneration. She always loved receiving calls and visits from her grandchildren. She loved all her family very much and appreciated all of them. Visitation will be from 3:00 PM until 8:00 PM Thursday, July 8, 2021 at the Fedde-Helfrich-Cross Funeral Home in Peotone, where funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, July 9, 2021. Interment will be in Peotone Cemetery, Memorials to the family wishes would be appreciated.
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