Dr. Paul "Fred" Mattingly


Died: May 7, 2013
Dr. Paul "Fred" Mattingly, 82 of Normal, IL passed away at 7:11 A.M. on Tuesday, May 7, 2013 at Advocate BroMenn Medical Center, Normal IL. His funeral mass will be 11:30 AM Saturday (May 11, 2013) at Epiphany Catholic Church 1006 E. College Ave., Normal, IL with Fr. Daniel Gifford officiating. Burial will be at Funks Grove Cemetery, McLean, IL. Visitation will be 10:00 A.M. -11:30 AM Saturday, May 11, 2013 at the church. The family suggests memorials be made to Parkinson's Foundation, CISAR Small Animal Rescue 29738 E 1400 North Rd Colfax, IL 61728.Arrangements are being handled by Calvert & Metzler Memorial Home, Bloomington, IL. Fred was born August 20, 1930 in Louisville, KY the son of Paul Cecil and Mary Margaret Fowler Mattingly. He married Jean E. Minks on June 2, 1956 in Kewanee, IL. She survives.;Also surviving are two Brothers, John Thomas (Amy) Mattingly, Edmond, OK, and Dr. William Joseph (Vicki) Mattingly, Oregon, IL, two Sisters, Elsie Jane Cone', Kewanee, IL, and Ruth Ann Saunders, Venice, FL, Sister In-Law, Pat Mattingly, Morris, IL. Other survivors include step- brothers Jack, Dr. Mike, and Phil Real, step-sisters Dr. Peg, Dr. Cathleen, and Martha Real, all formerly of Wyoming, IL, nieces, Jan, Sue, and Ahna Mattingly, Jill Cox, Dr. Marsha Cone', Pam Bynes, Jennifer Tilka, Brenda Penner, Stacey Haworth, and step-niece Stacey Catlin, nephews, Steve, Chris, Tony, Dr. Mike, and Micah Mattingly, Tim, Dave, Rob, Jay, and Paul Cone', Lewis, Jeff, Dave, and John Saunders, and step-nephew Jess Entas. Also surviving are 27 great nephews and nieces. He is preceded in death by his parents, step father Dr. John Real, formerly of Wyoming, IL and 1 brother, Alton Lee Mattingly, formerly of Minooka, IL.;Dr. Mattingly was a 1948 graduate of Wyoming High School where he was captain of the football team and homecoming king. Due to his prowess on the gridiron, he was awarded a football scholarship to Bradley University. He went on to serve his country in the United States Air Force, and was honorably discharged.;In 1954 he graduated from Western Illinois Teachers College (Macomb) with the degree Bachelor of Science, in 1956 from the University of Missouri with the degree Master of Arts, and in August 1961 from Penn. State the degree Doctor of Philosophy, specializing in Geography.;Commencing in 1960, Mattingly instructed at State Teachers College Towson, Md. In 1962 Mattingly began a distinguished career in the Geography Department at Illinois State University. Research was an area of Dr. Mattingly's expertise. His researched centered upon rural and urban patterns of land usage and aspects of agricultural devolution and diffusion. Among his credits are articles in Geographische Rundschau, Annals of the Association of American Geographers, Journal of Geography, and Economic Geography. He was also a noted cartographer, centering most of his efforts on maps of Africa. He rose to the rank of full professor, and professor emeritus.;Mattingly taught the course Urban Planning for years. Developed from these efforts was a natural connection that benefited both university and community. Mattingly served on the Normal City Planning Committee from 1967-1976, the Normal City Council from 1976-1980, the Regional Planning Committee from 1980-1987, and returned to the city planning committee from 1980-1987. He used these real life experiences as examples and case studies in the teaching of the course. In the political world he used his academic background to reach balanced conclusions.;Mattingly was a dedicated son, husband (57 years), brother, uncle, and friend. He was known for a keen intellect, strong passion, and warm, charismatic humor. There was nothing he enjoyed more than winning a dime or quarter from family or friends on the golf course. He was also in his day an avid fisherman, landing many a mighty muskie in the wilds of Canada. His love for the Cardinals provided many an avid discussion for a family full of Cub fans, and he would tell you about that love over a nip of Scotch. His mother made sure he was a Christian believer, and he held that belief his whole life.;He was a depression kid, and a talented self made man that will be deeply missed by those that knew him.

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