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home : obituaries : obituaries Saturday, August 19, 2017

4/7/2017 Email this articlePrint this article 
Matt Stender
Matt Stender, 93, of Moline, Illinois, formerly of Grand Mound, died Friday evening, April 7, 2017, at Wheatland Manor.

Visitation will be from 8:30 until 10:15 a.m. Tuesday, April 11, at St Joseph's Catholic Church in DeWitt, followed by a funeral Mass at 10:30. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Grand Mound.

Memorials may be made to St. Joseph's School or for masses.

Matthias John Stender was born Feb. 13, 1924, in rural Grand Mound, to Matthias and Nora Meyer Stender. He graduated from Welton High School in 1941. Matt was united in marriage to Mary Therese Ranson on Nov. 25, 1948, at Saints Phillips and James Catholic Church in Grand Mound.  The couple farmed and raised their family near Grand Mound.  He was employed by and retired from the Davenport Postal Service. He was later employed part-time by Rock Island Bank and Trust.  Mary preceded him in death June 30, 2014.

He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in DeWitt, and later of St. Pius Catholic Church in Rock Island, Illinois. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus.

Matt was an avid fan of the Hawkeyes and White Sox.

He will be lovingly remembered by three sons, Kevin of Las Vegas, Nevada, Craig (Margot) of Littleton, Colorado, and Loren of Lost Nation, and a daughter, Mary Renee Stender of Moline, Illinois; five grandchildren, Cole and Jesse Stender of Colorado, and Breanna, Reid, and Nicholas Stender of Nevada; a sister, Shirley Saladino of Irmo, South Carolina; and nieces and nephews.

In addition to his wife, Mary, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Madge (Marvin) Knutsen and June (Luvern) Knutsen; and a brother-in-law, Francis Saladino.

Condolences may be expressed at schultzfuneralhomes.com


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