Leona E. Mathison, age 84 of Larsen, WI, died peacefully, Friday evening, November 18, 2005 at Care Partners Assisted Living in Winneconne, WI. She was born on March 6, 1921 in Neenah, WI the daughter of the late Frank and Ida (Schultz) Breaker. She married Russell G. Mathison on August 24, 1940 in Neenah, WI. They made their home and farmed in the Larsen area and then retired from farming in 1955 and moved into Winchester. Leona's husband preceded her in death on September 24, 1996.
Leona was a member of Grace Lutheran Church, Winchester, was a former Sunday school teacher and a member of the Martha Circle.
She is survived by two sons and one daughter-in-law; Wayne Mathison and Dean and Sharon Mathison all of Larsen, WI; six grandchildren, Sheryle Mathison, Carol and Gary Allard, all of Neenah, WI, Kim and Brian Ritchie of Long Lake, WI, Glen and Lisa Mathison, Scott Mathison and his friend Jenny Williams all of Larsen, WI, Amy and Gregg Wilke of Omro, WI, three great-grandchildren, Katie and Conway Mathison, of Larsen, WI and Natalie Wilke of Omro, WI. She is further survived by her brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law; Norris and Millie Mathison of Larsen, WI, Lyall Mathison of Waukesha, WI, June and Melvin Gorges of Appleton, WI, Gerald Davis of Neenah, WI, Virginia Mathison of Larsen, WI, Anita Sawall of Oshkosh, WI and a number of nieces and nephews. Along with her parents and husband, she was also preceded in death by one daughter in law, Shirley Mathison, three brothers and two sisters in law; Rueben and Nora Breaker, Roy and Melda Breaker, Earl Breaker, two sisters and brothers in law; Sadie and Harvey Schroeder and Nora and Irwin Zeinert.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, November 22, 2005 at 11:00 a.m. at Grace Lutheran Church, Winchester, with Pastor Clarence Harms officiating. Burial will be in Grace Lutheran Cemetery, Winchester. Family and friends may call at Mueller Funeral Home, Winneconne, on Monday, from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and at the church on Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of services.
Mueller Funeral Home
904 E. Main St. PO Box 250
Winneconne, WI 54986