Jerry J. Mattes Jr. Vietnam War Army Veteran Cherished & beloved husband of Penny nee Prendergast. Loving father of Greg (Carolyn) Mattes & Brad (Samantha) Mattes. Proud grandfather of Jalen, Micah, Gabriell, Ryker & Anna. Dear brother of Beatrice (Tim) Lageose, Robert (Janice) Weir, Cecelia (Paul) O’Dette, Candace (Steve) Brajcki,Carol Ann Mattes,David Mattes Sr & the late Roz (Ed) Soto. Dear son in law of Mary (Paul) Malzone. Brother in law of Irene Tranowski, Shirley (Philip) Reitz, Jim (Ann “Birdie”) Prendergast, Jack (Teri) Colander, Emma (Karl) Wohler, & the late Joanne (Dan) Knight. Treasured uncle & great uncle of many nieces & nephews. Funeral Thursday 9:00 am from Thompson & Kuenster Funeral Home, 5570 W. 95th St., Oak Lawn to Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, Palos Heights, for Services at 10:00 am. Interment Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery. Visitation Wednesday from 3 pm until 9 pm. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Advocate Hospice, 3075 Highland Parkway, Suite 600, Downers Grove, IL 60515 or advocategiving.org would be greatly appreciated.