Glen Alan Mathias (54) of Altamont

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Published on August 12 2012 11:02 pm

Glen Alan Mathias 54 years old of Altamont, died tragically on Saturday, August 11, 2012 at 12:17 PM at the Effingham County Fairgrounds in Altamont, Illinois.

Funeral Services will be conducted Wednesday morning August 15, 2012 at 11:00 AM at the St. Paul “Blue Point“ Lutheran Church, Altamont with the Rev. David R. Speers officiating.

Visitation for family and friends will be conducted from 3:00pm-8:00pm on Tuesday, August 14, 2012 with a Lions Memorial Service at 8:00 PM. The body will lie in state for one hour prior to funeral services at the St. Paul “Blue Point” Lutheran Church 14026 North 500th Street, rural Altamont, Illinois.

Glen Alan Mathias was born July 2, 1958 at Shelbyville Memorial Hospital. He was the youngest son of A.B. and Peg Stevens-Mathias. Glen graduated from Beecher City high school and went on to attend Lakeland College. He began working with his father at the age of fifteen years old in his first profession as an electrician. Glen was a long-time owner of Mathias Electric and Plumbing. On August 2, 1980, Glen married Connie Jo Kopplin. Together, Glen and Connie were blessed with three children: Blake, Carmen and Morgan.

When the children were growing up Glen spent a great deal of time coaching them and countless children in a variety of sports. Glen and his wife, Connie own The Home Center in Altamont. Most recently, Glen sought a new interest and was a partner in the Villas of Holly Brook Retirement Homes. Glen was an active member of the Altamont community, though preferred to step away from the lime light. He served numerous offices at the St. Paul “Blue Point” Lutheran Church. Glen has served on the Altamont Board of Education as well as the Altamont Education Foundation. He was a board member of the Ballard Nature Center and the Effingham County Fair. Glen is a member of the Altamont Chamber of Commerce and the Altamont Lions Club. Glen was active in and enjoyed hosting the Lions annual fishing derby at Mathias Lake.

Glen was named as Altamont Citizen of the Year in 2004.

For those who prefer Memorials they may be directed to The Ballard Nature Center, ALIS (Altamont Lutheran Interparish School) and or The Donor’s Choice.