Matthew Brown was always helping anyone who needed a hand


Matthew Brown (1983-2023)

It is with great sorrow that we announce Matthew L. Brown, born September 28, 1983, passed away Tuesday, February 21, 2023 after a tragic car accident.

Matt was a loving husband and father of four beautiful children, who were the loves of his life. He so loved family time, birthday parties, water fights with his kids, tubing, fishing, cookouts, sharing pepperoni pizzas with his grandmother, or just sitting around with family and friends relaxing. He loved the Walking Dead, Smokey and the Bandit, and the Packers.

Matt was a wonderful friend to everyone and was very active in his community. He helped rebuild the playground at the Shirland Elementary School, assisted with the Shirland July 4th Celebration & Fireworks, and helped with the Rockton Food Pantry. He was always helping anyone who needed a hand.

He is so greatly missed by all who loved and knew him.

Matt was employed by Swebco Manufacturing in Machesney Park, IL and also owned and operated ProFloor, LLC.

Matt graduated from Hononegah High School in 2002.

The family would like to thank all the friends, family and community for their compassion, support and generous donations during this difficult time.

Survivors include his four children Noel Lannon, Joshua Sheetz, Conner Brown and Lylah Brown; Amanda Brown; brother Dale Brown, Angela Baker; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

He is predeceased by his parents Larry and Vic Brown and brother Robert Livingston.

A memorial visitation will be held on Saturday, March 11, 2023 from 12:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. at McCorkle Funeral Home - Rockton Chapel, 767 N. Blackhawk Blvd. Rockton, IL. Cremation rites were accorded.

A memorial will be set up at First National Bank & Trust Co., Matt Brown Memorial Account, 5360 Bridge St., Roscoe, IL 61073

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