Keith Mathenia father | Granite City Obituaries

Keith Arthur Mathenia Sr. of Granite City, Illinois died at 9:30 a.m. on Friday July 15, 2022 at his home at the age of 79. He was born on August 2, 1942 in East St. Louis, Illinois, a son of the late Arthur and Elsie (Vaughn) Mathenia. He married the love of his life, JoAnn (Spurlock) Mathenia on April 13, 1963 in Granite City and she survives. He had worked at M&M Machine Shop with over 25 years of service as a machinist, later working at US Steel for 8 years and retiring from Arnett Pattern Shop in Granite City after several years of service. He was a loyal member of the Tri-City Assembly of God church in Granite City where he enjoyed playing guitar and coaching the men’s softball team. Keith enjoyed his days of hunting and fishing and trapping and was a state champion .410 skeet shooter. He loved music, enjoyed stock and sprint racing, sports, and was an avid St. Louis Cardinals baseball fan. He was a devoted and loving husband, father and grandfather and will be remembered for the love and special times shared with his family and friends. Besides his beloved wife of 59 years, he is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Paula and Kenneth Wilson of Granite City; a son and daughter-in-law, Keith and Lisa Mathenia Jr. of Alton; three grandchildren and spouses, Jacob and Heather Mathenia of Granite City, Conor Mathenia of Alton and Brock and Brittany Wilson of Des Moines, Iowa; two great-grandchildren, Iris Dove Mathenia and Bodie Alan Mathenia; a nephew and his wife, Drew and Angel Johnson of Granite City; other extended family and many dear friends. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his sister, Reidyth “Reedi” Daesh. In celebration of his life, visitation will be held at the Tri-City Assembly of God Church, 3400 Maryville Road in Granite City on Tuesday, July 19, 2022 from 11:00 a.m. until time of funeral at 12:00 p.m. with the Reverend Barry Shepherd officiating. Interment will be at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon. Memorials may be made at the Tri-City Assembly of God Church. Irwin Chapel of Granite City in charge of the arrangements. www.irwinchapel.com

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