Lenore C. Matiasek

Lenore Catherine Matiasek passed away on June 22, 2020.  She was 93 years young.

Lenore was born on March 24, 1927, to Josephine Wagner and Charles Mehegan in East St. Louis, IL.  She was the 7th child born into a family of thirteen.  She is survived by one brother Charles (Marylou) of Schererville, IN.

In 1953 she married Leonard Matiasek.  They were happily married for 57 years until his passing in 2010.  Lenore was a loving mother to her 4 daughters Lorelei (Terry) Palmer, Linda (Theo Rodriguez) Charles, Loretta (Leroy) Briese, and Lorinda Leach.  She also loved being “grandma” to her 11 grandchildren, “GG” to 18 great-grandchildren, and finally great-great-grandma to 5.

Lenore often marveled at the many technological advances that spanned her 93 years, which brought about many changes to her life.  But along with these changes, she suffered many hardships as well.  However, through it all, she always remained positive, funny, and a generous soul.  In her younger days, she enjoyed bowling, fishing, crocheting, painting, and playing guitar.  She also liked listening to Opera, playing solitaire on her iPad, and visiting with family and friends.  Lenore truly loved her family and her life until the very end and was always grateful for her many blessings.

There will be no services at this time.  Our family’s only wish is that you may please say a prayer in honor of our mother, Lenore.  We were truly blessed to have had her for this time in our lives.  There is a large void now in our hearts, she will be sorely missed.

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  1. Kathie Dye says:

    I am so sorry for the loss of your mother and grandmother…it is always the special memories of our loved ones that help us through the hard times. May your heart hold dear those memories.

  2. Sue Polivka says:

    Dear Linda and family,
    I am deeply sorry for the loss of your mom and your family’s grandmother.
    The loss of ones’
    mother is especially difficult. May your many memories of her and the love of family and friends help sustain and comfort you through this difficult time.
    I send to you all my deepest sympathy.

  3. Nancy Gast says:

    Linda I am so sorry to hear this. Heaven now can enjoy her humor that you talked about. Call if you need anything

  4. Barb Dehmlow says:

    So sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Share in all your wonderful memories you have.

  5. Margaret Myers says:

    I am sorry for your loss Linda and am sending prayers for you and your Mom

  6. Donna Kirsenlohr says:

    So sorry for your loss Linda. She was a great lady.

  7. Caralee Mehegan says:

    Prayers..I’m sorry for your loss.
    .Rest in peace Aunt Lenore…

  8. Pat Williams says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. Keep those good memories of her with you always.

  9. Patrick and Joyce Mehegan says:

    Patrick and Joyce Mehegan

    She is with all of her sisters again! They had so much fun together. Bless her heart and may she dance with the Angels!

  10. Lynda Zambrano says:

    Thank you for sharing this beautifully written tribute to grandma, Aunt Linda! Grandma will be tremendously missed. We will all be together again some day. Love you bunches!!!

  11. Mary & Joe says:

    Prayers said and I’m sure she’s singing and dancing with all her sisters in Heaven! She was such a sweet woman and my parents also enjoyed visiting with her on our last trip to Wisconsin! Hold tight to all your precious memories!❤️

  12. Peggy Sleeman says:

    Linda and family. I am so very sorry for your families loss. Cherish all of your memories and hold them close.

  13. Joyce E, Moore says:

    So sorry for your loss Linda,she sounds like she was a fabulous person.

  14. Kori Nawrot says:

    I’m am so very sorry for your loss. My heart breaks for you all. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

  15. Peg Lecy says:

    I’m so sorry on your loss. Heaven has a angel. She is as a fabulous lady. May God family friends comfort you during this difficult time