Dean W. Mathison

Mathison, Dean W.

Winchester, Wisconsin (Larsen, WI)

The final page was put out for Fire Chief Dean W. Mathison, God called him home on Tuesday, February 10, 2009, he was 63 years old.

Dean was born on November 18, 1945, to the late Russell & Leona (Breaker) Mathison. He graduated from Winneconne High School with the class of 1963.

Dean married Sharon (Whitney) on December 3, 1966, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Neenah.

Dean worked for 17 years for the Gelhar Sand Company, formerly of Larsen, and for 22 years at the Larsen Cooperative, as a fuel truck driver.

Dean has been deeply involved in the communities of Larsen and Winchester, and Winnebago County. His passion was serving as a member of the Clayton/ Winchester Fire Dept. for 42 years, 40 of the years as an officer, and 20 years as the Fire Chief. The Fire Department served as his extended family, and the Fire Station often served as his second home. He has served as Chairman of the Winnebago Area Firefighters Association for many years. He also is Chairman of the Winnebago County Fire Chief's Association, member of the Quality Assurance for the Winnebago 911 Dispatch Center, served on the Winnebago County E911 fire sub committee, member of the Northeast Wisconsin Safety League, and member of the Winnebago County Fire Investigative Unit. Dean was also a faithful member of Grace Lutheran Church in Winchester, where he served as an usher for many years.

Dean is survived by his wife of 43 years, Sharon, of Winchester; children, Kim & Brian Ritchie, of Long Lake; Glen & Lisa Mathison, of Winchester; Scott & Jenny Mathison, of Winchester; and Amy & Gregg Wilke, of Winneconne; six grandchildren: Alyssa Williams & Conway Mathison, of Winchester; Natalie & Kaylee Wilke, of Winneconne, Katie & Lindsey Mathison, of Winchester.
He is also survived by a brother and sister-in-law, Wayne & Mary Ann Mathison, of Readfield; Father-in-law and Mother-in-law, Jim & Joyce Whitney, of Neenah; Brother-in-law & Sister-in-law, Dean & Ann Whitney, of Winchester; nieces and nephews, and will be sadly missed by Princess, his pug. He is further survived by his extended family of the Clayton/ Winchester Fire Department and First Responders.

Along with his parents, Dean was also preceded in death by a sister-in-law, Shirley Mathison.

A Funeral Service for Dean will be held on Saturday, February 14, 2009, at 11 a.m. at Grace Lutheran Church of Winchester, Larsen, Wisconsin, with Pastor Dan Luett officiating. Burial will be in the Grace Lutheran Cemetery, Winchester. A Visitation for family and friends will be on Friday, February 13 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the CHURCH and will continue on Saturday from 9 a.m. until the time of the service at 11. In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established.

Dean's dedication and uncanny sense of humor will be remembered forever.

Mueller Funeral Home
904 E. Main St.
P.O. Box 250
Winneconne, WI 54986
Online obituary at Northwestern, PostCrescent

If you would like to send a sympathy card, you may do so by sending to
The Mathison Family
5255 Cty Rd II
Larsen, WI 54947


Julie's Keepsakes said...

Kim, I am so very sorry to read about your father's passing. You and your family will be in my thoughts today, tomorrow and the next. Please take care.

staci said...

I'm so sorry for you loss Kim. Please know that I'm thinking and praying for you and your family during this sad and difficult time {{hugs}}

Jill said...

I was saddened to read about the passing of your dad. You have my deepest sympathy and I'll be praying for you.

Peg said...

Kim so sorry to hear of your beloved father's passing. Just know that he is in no more pain and that one day you will be together again.

Sarah Lindfield said...

Kim this is so sad and so sudden, what a fantastic write up on your Dad, he sure was a special guy. I cannot make you feel any better but I so empathise with you and your family for the difficult times you are going through. Much love you to all, take care and take time (Gentle Hugs) Sarah xx

Doris said...

so sorry for your loss {{hugs}}.

DaisyGirl said...

So sorry to hear about your Dad! I'll keep you and your family in my prayers!

Sandy said...

Kim I'm so sorry to hear about your Dad's passing. I will keep you and your family in my prayers. What a beautiful service. The community did a great job for your Dad. I'm sure he would have been proud.

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