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    Donald F. Thurston

    Donald F. Thurston, 82, of Hooppole, passed away on Thursday, October 31, 2019, at his home.  Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, November 4, 2019, at Zion United Methodist Church, Hooppole.  Reverend Dan Wright will officiate.  Visitation will be held on Sunday, November 3, 2019, from 2-5 p.m. at Vandemore Funeral Homes & Crematory – Atkinson Chapel.  Cremation rites will be accorded following the services and private inurnment will be at a […]

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    Marjorie Ann “Marge” Jackson

    Marjorie Ann “Marge” Jackson, 83, of Toulon, died at 7:04 a.m., Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at the Kewanee Care Home. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, November 2 at the Elmira United Presbyterian Church in Elmira. Pastor Charles Cunningham will officiate. Visitation will be held from 4:00-7:00 p.m., Friday, November 1 at Rux Funeral Home in Kewanee. Burial will be in Elmira Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the Elmira United Presbyterian Church or to […]

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    Gary L. Prusator

    Gary L. Prusator, 77, of East Moline, formerly of Kewanee, died at 4:50 a.m., Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House in Bettendorf, IA.Cremation will be accorded and private graveside inurnment will be held at Pleasant View Cemetery in Kewanee. Memorials may be directed to Holy Trinity Polish National Catholic Church in Kewanee. Rux Funeral Home in Kewanee is in charge of arrangements.He was born May 3, 1942 in Kewanee, the son of John S. “Chick” and Lucille […]

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    LaVerne E. Molln

    LaVerne E. Molln, 57 of Walnut died Monday October 28, 2019.He was born on August 5, 1962 in Princeton, the son of Myron R. and Lois (Rempfer) Molln. He was a graduate of Ohio High School and Wyoming Technical Institute. He married the former Linda Kramer on September 1, 1990 in Ohio. LaVerne farmed in the Walnut and Ohio areas. He was a member of the First Lutheran Church in Ohio and had served as a trustee several terms. He was a member of the Board of Directors of First State Bank […]

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    Patricia Ann Heise

    Patricia Ann Heise died peacefully at 4:45 a.m. Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at the Marigold Rehab and Health Care Center in Galesburg, Ill at the age of 82.Patricia was born on March 10, 1937 in Kewanee, Illinois to Ernest and Grace (Nass) Lingwall. Upon her mother’s death while an infant, she was raised by her loving aunt and uncle, Albert and Lena (Nass) Kazarowski.  Patricia graduated from Kewanee High School and attended University of Illinois.  She later earned an […]

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    Frances P. Smith

    Frances P. Smith, 89, passed away Thursday, October 24th, 2019at Methodist Hospital in Peoria. Calling hours will be at the Schueneman – Tumbleson Funeral Home in Kewanee on Tuesday, October 29 from 4:00-7:00 pm and one hour prior to the funeral on Wednesday, October 30, at the church. Funeral service will be held at the First United Methodist Church on Wednesday, October 30 at 10:30 a.m. with Pastor Kevin Drane officiating. She will be laid to rest in the Russian Cemetery at a later date. […]

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    Christopher Jesse (CJ) Swearingen

    Christopher Jesse (CJ) Swearingen, age 34, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, October 7, 2019 in Clovis, New Mexico, where he was stationed with the United States Air Force Special Operations.  CJ was born February 20, 1985 in Kewanee, Illinois to Gary Swearingen and Amber (Prater) Swearingen.  He was a 2003 graduate of Illinois Valley Central High School in Chillicothe, Illinois.  CJ joined the United States Air Force in 2006.  He was stationed at Hurlburt Field, […]

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    Judith A. “Judy” Turner

    Judith A. “Judy” Turner, 78, of Mineral died on Friday, October 18, 2019 at Perry Memorial Hospital, Princeton.  A Celebration of Life service will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, October 25th at Stackhouse-Moore Funeral & Cremation Services, Sheffield.  Rev. Terry Lancaster will officiate.  Visitation will be held from 3 p.m. until the services on Friday at the funeral home.   Cremation rites have been accorded and inurnment will be at a later date in Mineral […]

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    Myrna L. Quanstrom

    Myrna L. Quanstrom, 86, died at 5:32 a.m. Thursday, October 17, 2019 at Liberty Village in Princeton.Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m., Friday, October 25 at Rux Funeral Home in Galva.  Pastor Chet Travis will officiate. Visitation will be prior to the service at 10:30 a.m. Burial will be in the Galva Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to Messiah Lutheran Church in Galva, where she was a member and had taught Sunday School and served as treasurer.Myrna was born […]

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    Harley B. Barton

    Harley B. Barton, 97, of Sheffield died at his home on Monday, October 14, 2019.  Funeral services will be held on October 29 at 10:30 a.m. at the Sheffield United Methodist Church.  Pastor Terry Lancaster will officiate.  Burial will be in the Sheffield Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. on October 28 at Stackhouse-Moore Funeral & Cremation Services, Sheffield with a Masonic service taking place at 7 p.m.  Memorials may be made to Sheffield United […]

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    Della M. Bainbridge

    Della M. Bainbridge, 93, of Galva, died at 2:10 a.m., Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at the Kewanee Care Home.Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, October 26 at Rux Funeral Home in Galva. Pastor Bob Curry will officiate. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the services at the funeral home. Burial will be held at Galva Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the family for a memorial to be established.She was born May 31, 1926 in Dahinda, the daughter of Delbert […]

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    Rahija “Mary” Naseef

    Rahija “Mary” Naseef, 89, a resident of Remarkable Healthcare in Ft. Worth, TX, formerly of Kewanee, died at 11:35 p.m., Monday, September 2, 2019 at the home.Cremation has been accorded and graveside services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, October 24 at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Kewanee. Deacon Martin VanMeltebeck will officiate. Rux Funeral Home in Kewanee is in charge of arrangements.She was born July 15, 1930 in Kafarshoba, Lebanon, the daughter of Khalil and Mariam […]

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    Robert E. “Bob” VanWynsberge

    Robert E. “Bob” VanWynsberge, 90, of Kewanee, died at 9:25 p.m., Thursday, October 17, 2019 at the Kewanee Care Home.Cremation will be accorded and memorial services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Sunday, October 20 at Rux Funeral Home in Kewanee where military rites will be accorded by the Kewanee Veterans Council. Pastor Andrew Christman will officiate. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the services. Memorials may be directed to the Henry County Humane Society or to the […]

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    Jane Pennington

    Jane Pennington, age 59, of Graceville, Florida, passed away Saturday, October 12, 2019 at her residence. Funeral services will be held 10am Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at Galilee United Methodist Church in Graceville, Florida with Reverend Don Durham officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery with Obert Funeral Home of Chipley, Florida directing. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to Galilee Methodist Church.Family will receive friends […]

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    Ronald Neal Bitting

    Ronald Neal Bitting, 87, formerly of Buda, Illinois passed away Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at Heritage Health of Walnut, Illinois. He was born September 11, 1932 in Kewanee, Illinois the son of Edgar E. and Bessie (Eaton) Bitting.Ron married Alberta J. Wilson August 17, 1962. She preceded him in death June 6, 1999.He is survived by one step-son, Dennis Wilson of Toulon, Illinois, one brother and sister-in law, Glen and Doris Hand of East Moline, Illinois; one cousin, […]

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    Phyllis Irene (Cady) Holtschult Schultz

    Phyllis Irene (Cady) Holtschult Schultz, 96, of Kewanee, died Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at Kewanee Care. Phyllis was born July 18, 1923 in Kewanee, the daughter of Laurence and Blanche (Barton) Cady. She married Leonard H. Holtschult of Kewanee, he preceded her in death in 1987. She later married Kenneth H. Schultz in 1992, he preceded her in death December 27, 2010.Phyllis is survived by her granddaughter, Shannon (Ward) Donovan, Mendota, IL; grandson, Jason (Angelique) Humphreys, […]

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    Joseph “Joe” J. Quagliano

    Joseph “Joe” J. Quagliano, 82, of Manlius, died Monday, October 14, 2019 at Methodist Hospital in Peoria. Joe was born December 30, 1936 in Kewanee, the son of Nick and Carmela (Nevola) Quagliano. Joe was reared and educated in Kewanee Schools, graduating with the class of 1954. Joe graduated with a B.S./B.A. in Hotel and Restaurant Management from Denver University in 1959.  Joe is survived by his loving wife, Sarah “Sally” (Dabler) Quagliano; his children: Kevin (Erika) […]

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    Richard “KeeKee” J. Galli

    Richard “KeeKee” J. Galli, 71, of Kewanee, died Monday, October 14, 2019 at Royal Oaks Care Center, Kewanee. Richard was born June 30, 1948 in Kewanee, the son of Victor John and Patricia Ann (Harris) Galli. Richard graduated from Toulon High School. Richard married Patricia Lynn Galli in May 1985, in Bradford. Richard is survived by his best friend, Patricia Lynn Galli; daughters, Tricia (fiancé, Brandon Kopp) Galli, Kewanee, Chandra (Dalton) Kuffel, Kewanee; three sons, Billy […]

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    Jane Clucas

    Jane Clucas, 87, of Kewanee, passed away on October 6, 2019 at the Hillcrest Home in Geneseo.Jane was born on June 29, 1932 in Galva to John and Mabel Lewin. She attended Galva schools and graduated from Galva High School.  Jane was employed for 40 years at Peoples National Bank in Kewanee retiring in 1994.  She dedicated most of her life to raising a family and greatly loved her grandchildren.Jane was preceded in death by her parents, John and Mabel Lewin, 4 brothers […]

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    Christopher “Cray” P. Slusser

    Christopher “Cray” P. Slusser, 29, of Kewanee, died Friday, October 11, 2019 at Galesburg Cottage Hospital. Chris was born December 28, 1989, in Kewanee, the son of Patrick and Cynthia (Betz) Slusser. Chris attended Kewanee Schools. Chris was survived by his dad, Patrick Slusser, Kewanee; brothers, Eric M. Slusser, Blythe, SC, Robert D. Slusser, Blythe, SC; daughter, Finn Lee Rose Slusser; mother of Finn Lee, Lola Swindle, Kewanee; aunts, Marie (Reba) McKee, Kewanee, Gayle Dildine, AZ, […]

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    Norma J. Hahn

    Norma J. Hahn, 76, of Cambridge, passed away on Wednesday, October 9, 2019, at Hillcrest Home, Geneseo.  A Celebration of Life service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Monday, October 14, 2019, at Vandemore Funeral Homes & Crematory – Geneseo Chapel.  Visitation will be prior to the funeral service from 2 – 3 p.m. at the funeral home.  Burial will follow at North Cemetery.  Memorials may be directed to Norma Hahn Memorial Fund.Norma was born January 9, […]

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    Mae B. Mahnesmith

    Mae B. Mahnesmith, 102, of Kewanee, died Sunday, September 29, 2019 at her home surrounded by her family. Mae was born Pearl Mae Bunker on May 19, 1917 in Oglesby, Illinois, the daughter of Frank and Effie (Argubright) Bunker. Mae attended Oglesby grade schools and graduated from LaSalle-Peru High School with the class of 1935.    After graduation, Mae worked at Westclox in Peru. She moved to Kewanee in 1942 and worked in the office at Boss. She started an accounting and tax […]

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    Mary Ann “Dolly” Bishop

    Mary Ann “Dolly” Bishop, 73, of Kewanee, died at 6:05 p.m., Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at OSF Saint Luke Medical Center in Kewanee.Cremation will be accorded and a Celebration of her Life will be held from 1:00-5:00 p.m., Saturday, October 19 the Kewanee Elks Lodge. Private inurnment will be held at Pleasant View Cemetery in Kewanee at a later date. Memorials may be directed to the family for a memorial to be established. Rux Funeral Home in Kewanee is in charge of arrangements.She […]

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    Marvin “Butch” R. Gerard

    Marvin “Butch” R. Gerard, 63, of Bradford, Illinois died at 7:15 p.m. on October 11, 2019 at his home in rural Bradford.He was born September 12, 1956 at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska, the son of Merwyn and Elizabeth (Mills) Gerard.Butch married Marsha J. O’Brien August 5, 1978 in Camp Grove, Illinois. She survives in Bradford.Also surviving is his mother, Elizabeth Ann Gerard of Kewanee, Illinois; one son, Steven Gerard of Hopewell, Illinois; one brother, Michael Gerard […]

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    Marietta R. Jackson

    Marietta R. Jackson, 77, of Galesburg, formerly of Kewanee, died at 7:05 p.m., Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at Seminary Manor in Galesburg.Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, October 19 at Israel of Gods Church in Galesburg. Officiant will be Bishop Ronald C. Henton assisted by Rev. Harold L. Boyd, Pastor of the Church. Visitation will be held from 4:00-7:00 p.m., Friday, October 18 at Rux Funeral Home in Kewanee and from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the service on […]

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    Rebecca S. “Becky” Yerkes

    Rebecca S. “Becky” Yerkes, 58, of Kewanee, Illinois, passed away October 3, 2019. Beloved daughter of the late Martha P. Van Zante and Dean H. Yerkes. Loving sister to Eugene H. (Gail) Yerkes, Michael L. (Sandy) Yerkes, and Stanley A. Yerkes. Cherished aunt to 3 nieces and 2 nephews. Becky enjoyed cooking and was a longtime employee in the restaurant industry. A Memorial Service will be held at 1 pm on Friday, Nov 8, 2019 at the First United Methodist Church, 108 East Central Blvd, Kewanee, […]

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    Donald A. “Zum” Zumber

    Donald A. “Zum” Zumber, 95, of Kewanee, died at 7:15 a.m., Tuesday, August 27, 2019 at the Hillcrest Home in rural Geneseo. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 3 at Rux Funeral Home in Kewanee. Deacon Martin VanMeltebeck will officiate. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the services at the funeral home. Burial will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery where military rites will be accorded by the Kewanee Veterans Council. Memorials may be directed to the American […]

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    Tammy Lynn Bryan

    Tammy Lynn Bryan, 46, of Kewanee, died at 3:00 a.m., Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at her home.She was born November 6, 1972 in Kewanee, IL, the daughter of Wayne and Bonnie Bryan. She attended Kewanee Schools and was a huge supporter of all the local sporting events. She especially enjoyed cheering on the Cross-Country teams and the girls’ basketball teams.Tammy looked forward to attending Abilities Plus every day and enjoyed it so much she often asked if she could go to work […]

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    Dorothy M. Crosby

    Dorothy M. Crosby, 96, of Sheffield, passed away on Tuesday, October 1, 2019, at Hillcrest Home, Geneseo.  A Funeral Mass to celebrate her life will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, October 4, 2019, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Annawan.  Father Stephen Engelbrecht will celebrate.  Burial will be in St. Patrick Cemetery, Sheffield.  Visitation for Dorothy will be 9-10 a.m. on Friday, at the church.  A rosary will be recited at 8:45 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the […]

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    Eugene F. Reiff

    Eugene F. Reiff, 93, of Kewanee, died Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at Kewanee Care Home. Eugene was born August 4, 1926 in Kewanee, the son of William Jr. and Lola (Piester) Reiff. He married Shirley M. Ahlgren on October 25, 1947 in Kewanee; she survives.Eugene is also survived by two sons, Thomas (Theresa) Reiff, Bridgeview, IL, Steven “Whitey” (Carol) Reiff, Toulon; granddaughters, Brenda (Jim) Sullivan and Amy (Steve) O’Donnell; grandson, Scott (Rochelle) Reiff; step-grandson, […]

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    Robert C. “Bob” Melton

    Robert C. “Bob” Melton, 90, of Galva, died at 8:00 a.m., Saturday, September 14, 2019 at Courtyard Estates in Galva.A Celebration of Life will be held at 12:30 p.m., Saturday, September 21 at Rux Funeral Home in Galva where military rites will be accorded by the Galva Fusiliers. Pastor Don Reul will officiate. A time to meet and greet the family will be held one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Private inurnment will be in Galva Cemetery at a later date. Memorials may be […]

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    Margaret A. Wohrley

    Margaret A. Wohrley, 87, of Geneseo, formerly Cambridge, passed away on Thursday, September 12, 2019, at Allure of Geneseo. A Memorial Mass celebrating her life will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, September 19, 2019, at St. John Vianney Catholic Church, Cambridge, IL. Reverend John Burns will celebrate. Inurnment will follow at Rosedale Cemetery, Cambridge.  Visitation for Margaret will be held on Wednesday, September 18, 2019, from 5 – 7 p.m., at Vandemore Funeral Homes & […]

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    Judith “Judy” C. Jones

    Judith “Judy” C. Jones, age 80, of Galesburg, Illinois, died at 2:05 P.M. on Friday, September 6, 2019 at the OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria, Illinois.On November 18, 1938, Judy was born in Kewanee, Illinois, the daughter of Oscar and Mary (Bojeski) Ramsey. She was reared and educated in the Kewanee area, graduating from Wethersfield High School. In June of 1956, Judy was married to Wilbur Miles Jones, Jr. in Kewanee.Left to cherish Judy’s memory are her […]

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    Barbara J. Spears

    Barbara J. Spears, 74, of Buda, formerly of Sheffield died on Thursday, September 12, 2019 at her home.  Funeral Mass will be recited at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 17th at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Sheffield.  Father Mark Miller will officiate.  Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. on Monday at Stackhouse-Moore Funeral & Cremation Services 401 W. Front St. Annawan, IL.  Cremation rites will be accorded after the services and interment will be at a later […]

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    Rosemary Leonore Vetos

    Rosemary Leonore Vetos (Kuster), born in Kewanee, Illinois on  September 18th, 1940 to Alvin and Leonore Kuster.  Graduated high school in 1958, and became a radiological technician.  She moved to Colorado in 1962.  Married Bill Vetos on May 31st, 1980.  Rosemary passed away August 14th, 2019.  She is survived by husband Bill, daughters Jennifer Cabral, Julie Vetos and Abigail Brauer (Dr. Joshua Brauer), grand children Avalynn and Liam (Brauer). Brother Bennett […]

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    Kevin Alan Marsh

    Kevin Alan Marsh, 58, of Princeton, IL passed away in the comfort of his own home on Saturday, September 7, 2019. Kevin was born on August 24, 1961 in Kewanee, IL to Shirley (Powers) Marsh and Jerry Marsh. He was a graduate of Kewanee High School Class of 1979. Shortly thereafter, he joined the U.S. Army and proudly served his country from 1979 through 1983. He worked as a truck driver after his military service, his final position was working for Carly Carriers. Kevin married Pam […]

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    Rosemary Leonore Vetos (Kuster)

    Rosemary Leonore Vetos (Kuster), born in Kewannee, Illinois on  September 18th, 1940 to Alvin and Leonore Kuster.  Graduated high school in 1958, and became a radiological technician.  She moved to Colorado in 1962.  Married Bill Vetos on May 31st, 1980.  Rosemary passed away August 14th, 2019.  She is survived by husband Bill, daughters Jennifer Cabral, Julie Vetos and Abigail Brauer (Dr. Joshua Brauer), grand children Avalynn and Liam (Brauer). Brother Bennett […]

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    Beverly Todd Grant

    Beverly Todd Grant, 88, of Wyanet, Illinois, died Sunday, September 8, 2019 at her home.She was born April 29, 1931 in Victoria, IL to Archie and Marie (LaFollette) Todd. She attended LaFayette School for 10 years and finished her high school at Princeton High School. Beverly married Steve Grant March 9, 1969. He passed away November 14, 2010. Her children are: Ronald Beaber (deceased) and Kathie Anderson, of Henry, IL, Jerry Van Autreve and Jim VanAutreve, both of Spring Valley, […]

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    Matthew Baldwin

    Matthew Baldwin, age 54, of Moreland Hills, died peacefully on September 4, 2019, with his wife, Jean, by his side. Matt was born on June 6, 1965 in Peoria, Illinois to Elizabeth “Betty” (Zang – Kewanee High School ’51) and John Baldwin. Matt spent his elementary school years in Sao Paulo, Brazil. He graduated from Richwoods High School in 1983, from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1987, and earned an MBA from the University of Houston. Most recently, he worked […]