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“We are so sorry for your loss. Keeping your family in our thoughts and prayers always. ”
1 of 28 | Posted by: Shawnelle & Kevin Soenksen - IL

“So sorry for your loss. Your son had brought this town together. He will be missed. My prayers to you and your family ”
2 of 28 | Posted by: Bobbi Dunn (Byrd) - Springfield , IL

“Mike and family, So stunned and sorry to hear about this awful tragedy of the loss of your son Matt. You and your family are in my thoughts and...Read More »
3 of 28 | Posted by: Donald Crebo - Bolinbrook, IL

“Please accept our deepest sympathies at this time. There just isn't enough words to convey our feelings. We hope your memories and faith will help...Read More »
4 of 28 | Posted by: Dave and Carol Fosdick and Jason

“I am sorry for your loss, My grandchildren has shared some fond memories. He was loved by all and will be missed. May God be with you and your...Read More »
5 of 28 | Posted by: PamWolf - Sterling, IL

“Mike and Family: You raised a son that sets a great example for all the kids (and adults) to remember...Nobody he came into contact with will forget...Read More »
6 of 28 | Posted by: Chris Lacy & Family - sterling, IL

“The Richard Waack family would like to extend it's deepest sympathy. Nothing harder then losing a young one who has yet to experience the true...Read More »
7 of 28 | Posted by: Richard Waack - Grand Mound, IA

“jen- I am thinking about you at this difficult time, may your son Rest In Peace ”
8 of 28 | Posted by: lisa richlen - classmate of jen

“Hopr you stay in peace and we will miss you because you were a great person. Also that you were a great basketball player for Rock Falls High School. ”
9 of 28 | Posted by: Maria Flores - Rock Falls, IL

“rip u will be miss and i am sorry about your loss kept the parys comeing and sports going ”
10 of 28 | Posted by: Jillian Parker - sterling , IL

“Holding you guys close in our hearts..with sincere condolences...Denise Hendrych Kenzie..and Drew ”
11 of 28 | Posted by: denise hendrych - dewitt, IA

“I taught at East Coloma last year, and Matt would often come over and check assignment notebooks for my students, and also ask me if I needed help...Read More »
12 of 28 | Posted by: Aaron Grimm - Verona, MO

“Matt, Jen & Family: No words I can say will even begin to mend the deep sorrow I am sure you are feeling. I have been reading the Gazette and...Read More »
13 of 28 | Posted by: The Brett & Sue Knowles Family - IN

“We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with Matt and family and friends. ”
14 of 28 | Posted by: Lisa Lawson - Rock Falls, IL

“Without knowing you at all, your loss has me in tears. God Bless you & I pray for strength for your family and friends through your terrible loss. ...Read More »
15 of 28 | Posted by: Maire - IA

“Sending all our thoughts and strength to you at this very difficult time. we are so sorry. ”
16 of 28 | Posted by: Heidi and Craig Steinhagen - IL

“Mike and Family, Please accept our deepest sympathies on Matthew's passing. Many prayers for comfort and strength are being sent your way. ...Read More »
17 of 28 | Posted by: Margo Moran-Empen - Dixon, IL

“My Deepest condolences to all the family and friends of Matt. He was such a great ,talented,funny,caring,friendly individual. I am proud to say that...Read More »
18 of 28 | Posted by: Danielle Tarner

“I am Carol's cousin., I remember Jennie as a little girl. I never knew Matthew but I am sure he was a special young man. Carol, Jennie, and family...Read More »
19 of 28 | Posted by: Dianne Steward Ehrler - DeWitt, IA

“There are no words to truly express my condolences. May the love of friends give you comfort, and may the love of God give you peace. ”
20 of 28 | Posted by: Connie Cantwell - AR

“A life gone too soon. May God be with your family. ”
21 of 28 | Posted by: JB - Rock Falls, IL - friend

“Jenny, No words can be said to ease you and your family's tragic loss, just know you are in my thoughts and prayers. Lisa (Kundel) Borchers ”
22 of 28 | Posted by: Lisa Kundel Borchers - Long Grove, IA

“We are so sorry for your loss. Prayers are sent to you and your family. I did not know Matt but I grew up with his grandfather Dennis. Again we are...Read More »
23 of 28 | Posted by: Janice (Busing) and Rod Bowen - UT

“Our prayers are with all of you in this time. You will never walk alone, You will never walk alone.......peace be with you all. ”
24 of 28 | Posted by: Mark Bressler and family - IL

“Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead, and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts. God bless you all. ”
25 of 28 | Posted by: Randy & Ann Dugger and family - TX

“I am very sorry for your loss. Matt was a great person and friend. We will never forget him and the impact he had on our lives. ”
26 of 28 | Posted by: Hayden Boken - Rock Falls, IL

“Watching Matt and Bryce play basketball against each other last year and having smiles on their face while they were guarding each other. ”
27 of 28 | Posted by: Bryce Smith & Brenda Workman - IL

“KEEP HIS MEMORIES ALIVE AND ALWAYS KEEP HIM IN YOUR CONVERSATION. HE TOUCHED SO MANY AND THIS IS WHAT WE ALL HOPE TO DO . MAY GOD RENEW YOUR FAITH ...Read More »
28 of 28 | Posted by: Edward Bontty - san diego, CA


ROCK FALLS – Matthew Madsen Anderson, 15 of Rock Falls died Saturday March 1, 2014 at CGH Medical Center.

Matt was born on February 12, 1999 in Sterling, the son of Michael Dennis and Jennifer Sue (Madsen) Anderson. He attended East Coloma School and was currently a freshman at Rock Falls Township High School. Matt excelled in sports. He was a member of the 2011 and 2013 Rock Falls Little League State Champion teams. Matt played on the undefeated Rock Falls High School freshman football team, and was also a shooting guard for the Rock Falls basketball team. Whatever sport he was playing, Matt never complained, gave his all, and had a true love for the game.

Matt had a smile and a kind word for everyone he met. Those left to honor his memory include his parents, Mike and Jennifer; his sister Katie and his brother Nick; his maternal grandparents: Carol Madsen of Eldridge, IA and Richard (Brenda) Madsen of Bettendorf, IA; paternal grandparents Dennis and Pauline Anderson of Sterling; maternal great grandparents, Richard and Betty Madsen of Stuart, FL; paternal great grandmother, Mary Caudillo of Sterling; his aunts and uncles: Gretchen and John Lindle, Chad and Josie Anderson, Eric and Ashley Anderson; his cousins: Megan Lindle, Jace Anderson, and Kennedy Anderson. Matt will also be missed by countless friends.

He was preceded in death by maternal great grandparents, Lloyd and Elizabeth Barber, paternal great grandparents Donald and Cassie Anderson, and great grandfather Peter Caudillo.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, March 6, 2014 from 3:00 – 7:30 PM at Harvest Time Bible Church, 1801 Dixon Avenue in Rock Falls. A prayer service will immediately follow at the church. Private family burial will take place at a later date. Arrangements completed by McDonald Funeral Homes.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family and sent to Midlands State Bank in Rock Falls, IL for future disbursement.