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Blackburn-Giegerich-Sonntag Funeral Home
Monday January 24th, 2022
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Holy Cross Catholic Church
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Edward Matesevic

Edward S. “Eddie” Matesevic, age 96, of Joliet, passed away on Tuesday, January 11, 2022 at Lightways Hospice with his family by his side.

Born February 5, 1925 in Joliet, Eddie was one of twelve children born to John V. and Dora (Née Bratina) Matesevic.  Eddie married Olga Furiel on May 29, 1948 at St. Mary Nativity Church and together, they raised six amazing children.

Throughout his career, Eddie worked for Will County Produce, United States Steel and retired from Joliet Township West High School after 35+ years as a dedicated maintenance man.

He was a proud veteran of the United States Navy, a member of the VFW Cantigny Post #367 and the Raven’s Club.

In his free time, Eddie liked carpentry and brick work, which included remodeling & adding to his home and making small furniture pieces. He enjoyed dancing, singing, working on jigsaw puzzles, and was an avid card player, spending many hours with his family playing, pinochle, euchre, sets & runs and dominos. He enjoyed retirement as a true “dumpster diver”, bringing home various treasures.

Survivors include his children; Diana (Harvey Seaborg) Matesevic, Carolyn (the late Rex) Wilson, Marianne (Bill) Miller, Marlene Matesevic, Frank Matesevic and Lenny Matesevic; 8 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Numerous nieces and nephews also survive.

Eddie was preceded in death by his devoted wife of 69 years, Olga C. Matesevic (2017); parents, John and Dora Matesevic; brothers, Anthony, John, Nicholas, Frank and Michael Matesevic; sisters, Anna Strusa-Markovich, Catherine (Joseph) Tomac, Mary Lou (Al) Ballun, Dorothy (Richard) Unmisig and Delores (Joseph) Janes.

A visitation will be held on Monday, January 24, 2022 between the hours of 9:00 a.m. until 10:15 a.m. at Blackburn-Giegerich-Sonntag Funeral Home, 1500 Black Road, Joliet, IL 60435.  Prayers will follow at 10:15 a.m. in the funeral home chapel, then proceeding to Holy Cross Catholic Church, for a Mass of Christian burial at 11:00 a.m., Rev. Jerome Kish officiating.

Eddie will be laid to rest next to his dear wife in St. Mary Nativity Cemetery, Crest Hill, IL.

Preferred memorials may be made as gifts in Eddie’s memory to: Lightways Hospice, Joliet http://joliethospice.org.

Relatives and friends are encouraged to sign the online guest book by logging onto: www.PleseFuneralServices.com.

Funeral services and arrangements have been made under the genuine care and direction of Kenneth A. Plese, in Joliet, IL   815-735-2125.

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A candle was lit in memory of Edward Matesevic

Donna Tadin Jan 24 2022 2:22 PM

Dear Lenny, It was a pleasure meeting your father.
May perpetual light shine upon him & may he rest in peace

Donna Tadin Jan 24 2022 2:22 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Edward Matesevic

Donna Tadin Jan 24 2022 2:18 PM

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Matesevic Family. May he rest peacefully.

Joe and Carol Kocjan Jan 23 2022 8:07 PM

My condolences go out to the Matesevic Family and your all in my thoughts and prayers. Eddie was our last uncle and part of the Greatest Generation and will be missed as all the other Aunts and Uncles we were fortunate to grow up with.

Tom Sedivy Jan 23 2022 1:48 PM

May God bless the Matesevic family in this time of sorrow
You have our deepest sympathy

Chuck and Lorraine Balstrode Jan 22 2022 11:25 AM

I knew Carolyn Wilson. I will pray for her and her family. May you Rest In Peace, Edward. Sr. Mary Agnes Cross

Sr. Mary Agnes Cross Jan 18 2022 12:00 AM

Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Sorry we cant be there to reminisce about all the good times with Uncle Eddie! He was always such a fun person to be around!We love and miss everyone!Ann Marie and John Schue

Ann Marie and John Schue Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

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Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM