Barbara D. Mattes, age 80, of Milton, died on Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018, at home. She was born in River Grove, IL, on April 21, 1937; the daughter of Ogden and Doris (Hernstrom) Fitzgerald. She graduated in 1955, from East Leyden High School, Franklin Park, IL. Barbara married Paul Mattes in Franklin Park, IL in 1955 and he preceded her in death in 2008. She had been employed by the U.S. Post Office and retired from General Motors. She enjoyed card games especially Bridge, travel, camping and vacationing with her family.
Barbara is survived by her children, Donald Mattes and Colleen Mattes; brother, Ogden Fitzgerald; sister, Patricia Black; and many other extended family and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband.
A Private Family service will be held at a later date. Memorials may be given to a charity of your choice in Barbara's name. SCHNEIDER FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY is assisting the family. For online obituary and registry: www.schneiderfuneraldirectors.com