Lillian H. Mathias

lillian mathias
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.

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  1. Lynn & family,
    you have my prayers and deepest sympathy. I enjoyed Lillian so much and she will be missed by everyone here at the bank. She was a special lady.

  2. I will miss you soo much Grandma. I remember with great fondness all our trips to visit you and all the many Holidays we spent together. Also when I was extremely sick and you came to Minnesota to take care of me. You were a wonderful Grandma and an amazing Great Grandma. The boys both loved you very very much. You will always be with us in our hearts. Love you soo much!!

  3. Lynn & families so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. I have known your mom for many years and such a sweet person she was. I remember when her and my mom and four others got together to play cards the fun times they shared. You have our deepest sympathy and will be in our thoughts and prayers at this time.

  4. Lynn, you are in our thoughts and prayers, rest assured Mom is free of pain, and enjoying her reunion with her family in heaven

  5. Lynn. So sorry to hear about your Mom. I bet you are really glad she had that last time at the river and enjoyed the day so much. I believe she knew it was her time to join the rest of her family. Keeping you in my prayers. Godspeed!

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