Lillian H. Mathias
July 30, 1915 ~ August 27, 2013
Lillian H. Mathias, age 98, of New Hampton, IA passed away Tuesday, August 27, 2013 at Mercy Medical Center in New Hampton. Lillian Harriet Bowers was born on July 30, 1915 to Harry and Lydia Bowers in New Hampton. She attended and graduated from New Hampton High School. After graduating from high school Lillian worked as a cook for New Hampton Public Schools. She was united in marriage to Fred Mathias on August 26, 1941 in Missouri. The couple made their home in New Hampton and to This union five children were born; Paul, Alan, Lyle, Roy and Lynn. In her later years, Lillian volunteered for Hawkeye Valley Area Agency of the Aging setting up bus tours out of New Hampton. Lillian was a longtime member of the New Hampton American Legion Auxiliary. She enjoyed bingo and doing crafts. Lillian is survived by her children, Paul (Terri) Mathias of Bloomington, MN, Alan (Diane) Mathias of Hinckley, MN, and Lynn Mathias of New Hampton; her grandchild, Laurie, Wendi, Daniel, Angie, Chad and Carrie; her 11 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred on December 22, 1975; her sons, Lyle and Roy; her brothers, Rudy, Darold and Jarold and one sister, Vivian. Memorials may be directed to the family. A graveside service will be held at 1:00pm on Friday, August 30, 2013 at New Hampton Cemetery.