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Matt Kuenstler

Jul 12th, 1952 - Apr 1st, 2024

Funeral Ceremony: 1 p.m. on Wednesday, April 10, 2024, at Louisville Baptist Church

Interment: Orchard Hill Cemetery, Louisville

Visitation: 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Wednesday at the church

 

      Matthew G. Kuenstler, age 71, of Louisville, Illinois, passed away Monday afternoon, April 1, 2024, at his home. 

      He was born July 12, 1952, in Belleville, and was adopted by Lawrence and Lorraine (Buerster) Kuenstler.  He was united in marriage to Debra Greenwood on December 4, 1971, in Flora, Illinois, and together they have shared 52 wedding anniversaries.

      Matt was a lifelong resident of Clay County and a graduate of Clay City High School.  His initial years were devoted to working in the oil field, and he had a lifelong career as a semi-truck driver, always ensuring his trucks were immaculately maintained and polished.   A fan of wrestling and Nascar racing, Matt cherished the summers he spent at local racetracks with his friends.  Family time was precious to him, especially when it involved attending his grandkids sporting events.  He was a devoted member of the Louisville Baptist Church.

      He is survived by his wife: Debra Kuenstler of Louisville; 3 children: Jancie (Clint) Kessler of Louisville, Trisha (Zach) Youngblood of Louisville, and Joshua (Megan) Kuenstler of Altamont; grandchildren: Jonathon Cross of Louisville, Janessa (Anthony) Dawkins of Louisville, Brilee Kessler of Louisville, Calli Kessler of Louisville, Jack Compton of Louisville, Mia Compton of Louisville, Eva Youngblood of Hoffman Estates, Max Youngblood of Hoffman Estates, Ethan Kuenstler of Louisville, Isaac Kuenstler of Altamont, Reagan Kuenstler of Altamont, and Emerson Kuenstler of Altamont; great-grandchildren: Nolan, Everly, Layton, and Conner Dawkins, all of Louisville; siblings: Agnes Schoultz of South Carolina, a biological sister: Kathleen Petko of Texas, as well as 2 other biological sisters and 3 biological brothers; and brothers-and-sisters-in-law: Tom (Pat) Greenwood of Flora, Dan (Deb) Greenwood of Flora, Marty (Gena) Greenwood of Flora, and Rod Greenwood of Flora.

      He was preceded in death by his parents; his father and mother-in-law: Ranard and Betty Greenwood; a sister: Kathleen Kuenstler; a biological sister; and son-in-law: Nick Compton.

      A funeral ceremony will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, April 10, 2024, at Louisville Baptist Church.  Interment will follow in Orchard Hill Cemetery, Louisville.  A visitation will be held from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Wednesday at the church.  Arrangements are by Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora.  Memorial donations are suggested to the family to assist with final expenses, and these will be accepted through the funeral home.  To share a condolence or memory, visit: www.frankandbright.com

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Charlie and Patty Peters

April 3rd

We are so very sorry for what you're all going through. Knowing Matt will be waiting for you all in heaven is such a relief. Our love and prayers are with you all.

Bud & Linda Martin

April 3rd

Debbie & Family: We are so very sorry for your loss. You, your children and grandchildren are all in our thoughts and prayers. May you feel God’s love and peace and the love of your friends during this difficult time.

April 3rd

Jancie,Trisha,Josh and Debbie, Im so sorry for you and your family’s loss. May your memories help you find piece in the coming days. Prayers for you all. Sherry Hagen (Murphy)

Willie and Dana Johnson

April 3rd

So sorry to hear about Mat our deepest condolences

Stephanie Lyn Henderson

April 3rd

We are so very sorry for your loss. Prayers for each person in our family who loved Matt. May he rest in Jesus's arms. 🙏

Eric and Jami Lewis

April 4th

We are so very sorry to hear about Matt. He was such a wonderful man and he will be missed. Our deepest condolences during this time. We will be praying for you all.

Linda ( Rodgers ) Cammon

April 4th

Debbie Sorry for your loss;

Carl and Brenda Bandy

April 4th

We are so sorry you've lost Matt. But, we are so glad he is a child of Jesus and with him now!!! Your entire family is in our daily prayers. We love you all so much! God be with you all. ❤️

Karen Smith

April 4th

I met Matt many years ago at Ranard and Betty’s. Family is everything. We are so sorry for your loss. Condolences to Deb and family.

Debbie King Casell

April 4th

Debbie, my sincere condolences to you at the passing of your soul mate and love of your life. You are in my thoughts and prayers, now, and in the days ahead.

Sherry Phillips

April 5th

Many thoughts and prayers to you all. Nice fella....

Sharon David

April 5th

Deb, Jancie, Trisha, Josh and the rest of the family; I am so sorry for the loss of such a good man. Hugs and know I am keeping you in my prayers.

Jason Smith

April 5th

Continuing to pray for all of you! Matt was always such a constant part of the family. May God continue to comfort you.

Larry & Joyce Henderson

April 5th

So very sorry for your loss. Praying for all of you as you go through the difficult hours ahead.

Leon & Glenda Sharp

April 7th

So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family.

Dave Lybarger

April 7th

Sorry to hear. Remember the good times.

Alan and Norma Buck

April 8th

Sympathy is extended to The Family. Sorry for Your Loss.

Peggy Hord

April 10th

Debbie and Family, I am so sorry to hear about Matt. He was truly a great guy. Sending thoughts and prayers to you.

 

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