John Mathias ‘Mat’ Keilman94 of Shelbyville, IL. passed away at 8:52 PM Tuesday Mar. 8, 2011 in the Hawthorne Inn in Shelbyville.

Mat was born Feb. 16, 1917 in Todds Point Township, Shelby County near the village of Obed, the son of John Edward and Winnie Edith Mathias Keilman.

He married Fern Lucille Schlobohm Dec. 21, 1939 and she passed away April 16, 2005.

Mat farmed for 25 years and was employed by the United States Department of Agriculture for 29 years, primarily as the Christian County Executive Agriculture Director.He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Shelbyville and a former member of St. Mary’s Methodist Church near Findlay, IL. where he wasSunday School Superintendent for 25 years.

Surviving are several nieces and nephews including Carol Lowe of Peoria, IL,

He was preceded in death by his wife Fern, his parents, four brothers and two sisters.

Private graveside services will be held at Locust Grove Cemetery near Assumption, IL.Memorials can be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Shelbyville, the Shelby County Genealogical Society or Donors Choice.Arrangements are entrusted to Lockart-Green Funeral Home in Shelbyville.On line condolences may be directed to the family at www.lockartgreenfuneralhome.com