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Matthew C. Dearing

Matthew C. Dearing

Matthew Dearing, a Quincy Notre Dame High School alumni and life-long resident of Quincy, IL, died unexpectedly on April 28, 2022 at the age of 42 years old. He was born on June 19, 1979 in Quincy, the son of Ray and Theresa (Kansteiner) Dearing.

He graduated from Quincy Notre Dame High School in the class of 1997. Matthew was greatly involved in high school and voted a senior representative by his peers. Matthew was very intelligent and attended Monmouth College and John Wood Community College. He was self-employed and enjoyed working in lawn maintenance. On October 4, 2001, he welcomed his daughter, who was the most important part of his life.

Matthew was a loving father, son, and brother. He was considered a devoted friend to many. He was a huge fan of sports and excelled in baseball and soccer. His favorite sports teams were the St. Louis Cardinals baseball team and the Chicago Bears football team. People were naturally drawn to Matthew's friendliness, loyalty, humor, and outgoing personality. He was known for being able to carry a conversation with anyone for hours. Matthew was a spiritual man and attended St. Peter Church. He will be deeply missed by his friends, family, and all who knew him.

Matthew is survived by his mother, Theresa (Kansteiner) Dearing; his brothers, Joshua and Andrew Dearing; his sister, Christine Dearing; and his daughter, Kylee Dearing.

He was preceded in death by his father, Ray Dearing.

A Celebration of Life is scheduled for 12:00 p.m. on May 15, 2022 at Berrian Park. Flowers, donations, and condolences may be offered.

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From:
Lexi Stephens
Quincy, IL
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My heart hurts more than I can explain for the loss of this wonderful man. He was a great father and friend. I watched him be everything as a father to my sister that I wanted for myself. I remember him taking us fishing and out to a little diner afterwards. If you got the pleasure of knowing Matt, you were a very lucky person. He will forever be missed and in our hearts.
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Carol Sturhahn Rakers
Quincy, IL
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Theresa, so sorry to hear of Matt’s passing! Was always such a fun kid to be around. Prayers for you and family!🙏
From:
Susie Meyer
Quincy, IL
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My thoughts & prayers to all of you!
From:
Donna Richmiller
Quincy, IL
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I’m so so sorry to hear about Matt’s passing. Yep
From:
Shane Reis
Quincy, IL
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Matt was always someone I enjoyed talking to. He was always in a positive mood. Great guy. He will be missed!
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Jylana Thomas
Glen Rock, PA
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Kylee, my heart is so heavy for you. He was such a caring and loving father. He was so kindhearted to everyone around him. Always willing to lend a helping hand. He will be forever missed. He made the world a better place just by being in it. He love you, Kylee, most of all. You were his everything.
From:
Andy Daggett
Quincy, IL
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Always enjoyed hanging out with Matt. He will definitely be missed. I am in shock that we will never get the chance to speak again
From:
Matthew Stump
Saint Louis, MO
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My heart goes out to family and all who had the privilege to know Matt. I will always remember his welcoming personality and am grateful for his friendship.
From:
Bill and Judi Maad
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Sorry to hear of Matt’s passing. Sympathy to his Mom and family.