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“Rest in peace Mr. Goodmorning! There is a fishing pole waiting for you! Your Dad and Tim are holding it. ”
1 of 5 | Posted by: Michael S. And Nataniel M. Claudin - MO

“Deepest Sympathy to the entire family....Many cherished memories. I'm sorry that I won't be able to attend services....but I hold you all in my heart...Read More »
2 of 5 | Posted by: Sue & Chuck Herbon - Rock Falls, IL

“Such sad news to receive from my family. I want you all to know how sorry I am to hear of Matt's passing. You all mean so much to me although the...Read More »
3 of 5 | Posted by: Sheila Stewart - Colfax, NC

“Sorry for your loss our thoughts and prayers to the families ”
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“God bless you Matt. ”
5 of 5 | Posted by: Kevin Scott - Rock Falls, IL


C. Matthew Willis, 44 died Monday October 16, 2017 at his home.

He was born on August 14, 1973 in Sterling, the son of Wayne and Catherine "Kate" (Stewart) Willis. He married Kathy Weidel November 8, 2002. She died July 12, 2003. He then married Sheril Broege on October 25, 2014 in Rock Falls. Matt worked in maintenance at Oregon Living and Rehabilitation Center. He enjoyed fishing, vintage muscle and antique cars and was an avid Green Bay Packer and Chicago Cub fan.

Survivors include his wife, Sheril "Sheri"; his mother Catherine "Kate" Willis of Sterling; his brother Scott Willis of Sterling; his cousin, raised as a sister, Nicole Ruth; his nephews: Zachary and Payton Willis; his nieces Breane Willis, Haley Broege; his great nephew Ryker Wayne Willis.

He was preceded in death by his father, Wayne Willis and his brother Tim Willis.

Visitation will be Thursday October 19, 2017 from 4-7 PM at the McDonald Funeral Home, 1002 12th Avenue in Rock Falls. The funeral will follow on Friday at 10 AM in the funeral home, with the Reverend Dalmus Meeks officiating. Burial will conclude at Riverside Cemetery, Sterling.

Arrangements completed by McDonald Funeral Homes in Rock Falls, IL.

Online condolences may be sent to www.mcdonaldfuneralhomes.com