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Matthew Aaron Gummerson, 38

Matthew Aaron Gummerson, 38, formerly of Ringwood, Ill., passed away unexpectedly on April 9, 2021. Matthew was the son of R. Mark Gummerson and Dianne M. (Johnson) Wagner.

Matt, also known as “Mongo” to his friends, had a big heart and an even bigger smile that would light up any room. He was loyal, kind, loving, and always made his friends and family laugh.

Matt was also a huge Green Bay Packer Backer who donned his favorite Packer jersey No. 12 for every game. Matt had an immense passion for fishing, working on small engines, animals, and cooking.

Matt will be deeply missed by so many.

He is survived by his father and stepmother, R. Mark and Jan Gummerson; his mother, Dianne M. (Johnson) Wagner; his sisters, Nichole (Barry) Jones and Lisa (Jimmy Carpenter) Norwick; a niece, Dakota Norwick; nephews, Elliot Jones and Cormac Jones; many aunts, uncles, and cousins. 

Matt was preceded in death by his grandmother, Mary Paul Gummerson; grandparents, Joanne and Donald Johnson; aunts, Patricia (Johnson) Vivirito, Nancy (Johnson) Anders, Lynn Harrison, and Rita Mathis.

A memorial gathering will be held at a later date for Matt so that family and friends can gather to share stories and memories.

For information, contact the Schneider, Leucht, Merwin & Cooney Funeral Home at 815-338-1710; or visit

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