Mark Mattern

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Mark Allen Mattern, 59, of Albers, IL, born August 5, 1963, in Belleville, IL, died Friday, September 2, 2022, in Swansea, IL.

Mr. Mattern worked at Century Brass Co. for his entire career. Mark was a second-generation molder who followed in his father’s footsteps with this trade. He leaves behind a third generation of molders who had learned the same trade under Mark’s guiding hands and heart.

Mark had a vibrant personality and loved to laugh and smile. Mark was always willing to offer a helping hand to anyone he came across. He enjoyed working on vehicles, remodeling homes, and the challenge of fixing anything that needed to be fixed. He thoroughly enjoyed hunting, fishing, and spending time with his dear granddaughter, Jordyn.

Surviving are his wife of 28 years, Lisa Mattern, of Albers, IL; his parents, Gene Mattern and Mary, nee Davis, Magee; two sons, Jacob and Samuel Mattern; a granddaughter, Jordyn Wolford; two sisters, Debbie (Randy) Restoff and Carol Sweet; a brother, Daniel (Anna) Mattern; and many dear nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation:  Friends may visit from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, September 14, 2022, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.

Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, September 14, 2022, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.

A celebration of life will be held from 4 to 9 p.m. Thursday, September 15, 2022, at the American Legion, 600 North Bertha Street, Albers, IL 62215.



18 Comments on Mark Mattern

Kathy Riedle said : Guest Report Sep 14, 2022 at 3:27 PM

It's hard to believe Mark is gone, he was such a great man, always doing for others. My prayers are going out to all of you through this heartbreaking time. Mark you will never be forgotten.

  • Wood River
  • IL
Barb Dulle said : Guest Report Sep 09, 2022 at 6:32 AM

Lisa I'm so sorry for the loss of your husband. I didnt know Mark but but I knew about him through you and he had to be a good man because he was married to you. Please know my heart hurts for you.

  • Breese
  • Illinois
Kim Richards said : Guest Report Sep 09, 2022 at 2:44 AM

Debbie, Carol, Dany, Lisa, and the boys. My heart morns with you all. Mark was a very out going guy who always smiled and laughed all the time. I'll never for get the time at the cabin fishing. I caught a fish and Mark come running and jump down a 5ft steep bank just to help me with that fish. Mark, to this day, I still don't know how you never broke a bone that day. You will truly be missed by many but never forgotten ❤️ RIH Mark!

  • Cape Girardeau
  • Missouri
Tom Rensing said : Guest Report Sep 08, 2022 at 1:08 PM

Mark was my best friend since we were just kid’s. I will never forget all the memories we had together. Growing up. Mark was someone that never wanted to let anyone down, he had a big heart and a great imagination. He was always someone you could count on. All my prayer’s go to Mark and his Family. He will truly be missed but never forgotten.

  • Albers
Connie Jansen Collins said : Guest Report Sep 08, 2022 at 11:50 AM

I am so sad to hear of the loss of Mark. My sympathy and prayers go out to his family. May God bring strength and comfort to all of you throughout this difficult time.

  • Chico
  • California
Gunther said : Guest Report Sep 08, 2022 at 7:35 AM

Lisa, such a tragic loss. Mark has been a long time friend from Wesclin HS days to being neighbors on Adams street. His legacy will live on for years to come. Will miss his laughter and smile, Look forward to seeing Mark in the heavens some day.

  • New Baden
  • IL
Adam tobin said : Guest Report Sep 07, 2022 at 6:21 PM

He taught me a lot!!! He would give the shirt off his back if anyone needed it!!!! I’m so sorry for your loss!!!

  • Fairview heights
  • Ill
Alan Hackleman said : Guest Report Sep 07, 2022 at 1:49 PM

Sending hugs and prayers. Alan and Debbie Hackleman

  • Red Bud
  • IL
Bev said : Guest Report Sep 07, 2022 at 12:42 PM

Lisa I feel so bad that you lost a wonderful person like Mark. I would always look forward to seeing him at the bank. He was always cheerful and my day would always get better afterwards. So sorry for your loss.

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Don & Margaret Bergkoetter said : Guest Report Sep 07, 2022 at 10:23 AM

Carol & Gene, so sorry for your loss. May God console you.

  • Marissa
  • Il
Richard Drummond said : Guest Report Sep 06, 2022 at 9:17 PM

💔 I'm heartbroken 💔 You and I defied death together in our teens. This ain't how we are supposed to go out . 😥 😥I'm just speechless 😥 ♥️I Love You Mark ❤️ I'll miss you until we meet again in Heaven Bro ❤️ 🙏R.I.P. Brother 🙏

  • New Baden
Randi Brown said : Guest Report Sep 06, 2022 at 9:12 PM

I worked with Mark for 11 years at Century. Not a thing he wouldn’t do for a person. Such a tragic and unexpected loss. My thoughts go to those he loved.

  • Millstadt
  • IL
Gary & Kathy Bujnak said : Guest Report Sep 06, 2022 at 8:58 PM

Lisa deepest sympathy to you and your family our hearts are broken with the loss of Mark a one of a kind guy a heart of gold and a true friend He will be truly missed Gary has so many great memories of him and all their shenanigans. God Bless you family.

  • Belleville
  • Il
Lydia Haar said : Guest Report Sep 06, 2022 at 8:39 PM

Prayers to all .

  • New Baden
  • IL
Virgil and Diane Jansen said : Guest Report Sep 06, 2022 at 8:11 PM

Dear Lisa and family, Just wanted to offer our condolences on the loss of your husband. You were so good to the Jansen family taking care of Linda and I can only hope that God will bless you with comfort during this time. Virgil and Diane Jansen

  • Germantown
  • Il
Steve Tonnies said : Guest Report Sep 06, 2022 at 7:49 PM

Sending our deepest sympathy to the Mattern family. Mark always had the best smile and biggest heart . RIP , Mark.

  • Albers
  • Illinois
Leatha Toner said : Guest Report Sep 06, 2022 at 7:10 PM

Sending all our love and prayers to our family in Illinois! God be with you during this very difficult time! All our love from Connecticut! The Toner and Harvey Families!

  • Plainville
  • Connecticut
BREEZE said : Guest Report Sep 06, 2022 at 5:25 PM

I am sure Hank met you at the gate and took you to the hand of God..... RIP my sweet dear friend.

  • Belleville
  • Il

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