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William J. Matthews, Sr., age 75 of Sterling died Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at CGH Medical Center.

William was born March 21, 1938 in Chicago, the son of William L. and Beatrice (Sadler) Matthews. He worked in the Environmental Sciences Department at CGH Medical Center. William joined the US Marines on February 8, 1956.

Survivors include one daughter, Donna Minet of Plainfield, one son, William J. Matthews, Jr. of Rock Falls, one brother, Bruce Matthews of Rock Falls, five grandchildren, and one great granddaughter.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and one brother, Bud Matthews.

It was William's wishes to be donated to the Anatomical Gift Association in Chicago. Cremation rites will later be accorded.