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Mattes, Thomas Paul

Mattes, Thomas Paul

December 17, 1967 — July 10, 2018

Thomas Paul Mattes, 50, of Kansas City, MO, formerly of Crystal Lake, IL, died Tuesday, July 10, 2018. Tom was born December 17, 1967, in Elk Grove Village, IL, the eldest of three children of Paul and Kathleen (Katschke) Mattes. Tom was a graduate of Crystal Lake Central High School and the University of Illinois-Champagne/Urbana, where he was a member of Psi Upsilon fraternity.

Tom's career began with Seaquist Closures in Crystal Lake, a job that would eventually take him to Connecticut, Wisconsin and England. He then took a position with ConAgra Foods in Omaha. For the past 11 years, Tom worked for Hallmark Cards in Kansas City.

Tom loved baseball. He was a fourth generation, lifelong Cubs fan, and while living in Kansas City became a Royals fan as well. But what Tom loved most was watching his two children, Ben and Bryn, participate in the sports they loved - swimming and baseball. Tom was Ben's first baseball coach.

Survivors include his son, Ben (19); daughter, Bryn (16); wife, Jennifer (O'Connor) Mattes; parents, Kathy and Paul Mattes of Hudson, FL; sister, Jennifer of Tucson, AZ; brother, Ken of Algonquin, IL; and grandmother, Lucille Katschke of Waukesha, WI.

Visitation will be 2-5 pm Saturday, July 14, at Park Lawn Northland Chapel, I-35 at State Route 291, Liberty. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established for his children's education. Donations to the Tom Mattes Memorial Fund may be sent to Clay County Savings Bank, 1178 West Kansas Avenue, Liberty, MO 64068 or left at the funeral home.

Service Information

Visitation: 2-5PM, Saturday, July 14, 2018 at Park Lawn Northland Chapel

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So sorry for your loss. Thinking of you and your family.

Kathy Hale

I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and my prayers.

Robin Cowan

So, sorry for your loss.. asking God to be with you at this time

Margaret Hollingsworth

So sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our prayers.

Percrecia Eubanks

I am so very sorry for your loss...you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Stephanie Miller

So sorry for your loss, I have a lot of fun memories with Tom during our grade school years

Ken Martin

Our deepest sympathy to the Mattes family. Sending our love and prayers during this most difficult time.

Joan Peterson Lutz and Family

So sorry for your loss

Jeff wirth

Condolence to the Mattes Family

Danilo Mozo

I was so sad to hear the news about Tom. I will always remember being friendly competitors in highschool and then just being friends in college. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.

Megan Schendel Birch

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