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home : obituaries : obituaries Thursday, May 25, 2017

5/17/2017 Email this articlePrint this article 
Kathy Matthiesen
Kathy Matthiesen, 68, of DeWitt, died Wednesday, May 17, 2017, at home.

Kathryn Lorraine Hoffmann was born Dec. 17, 1948, in Davenport, to Clarence and Beatrice Smith Hoffmann. She was a graduate of DeWitt High School and married Max Matthiesen. She worked in the deli at DeWitt Travel Mart until she retired.

She was a member of United Methodist Church of DeWitt.  Kathy loved her family dearly. Her happy-go-lucky attitude brought joy to many. Kathy never new a stranger and cared about everyone. Her laugh was infectious, and you always knew when she was around. Kathy will be dearly missed.

Surviving are two children, Alexander (Anne Hurt) Matthiesen of Monticello, and Tina (Joseph) Hardin of Wheatland; five grandchildren, Ashley (Curtis) Jess, Braxton Matthiesen, Coleman Hardin, Mason Hardin, and Alexandra Hardin; five great-grandchildren, Alexis, Elijah, Ainsly, Wesley, and Liliahna; four siblings, Otto (Tootie) Olsen, LeEllen "Lonni" (Gene) Meyer, Janice Richardson, and Carelyn "Charlie" Dann; and nieces and nephews.

Preceding Kathy in death were her parents; two sisters, Eleanore Olson and Delores "Lori" Swim; and a brother-in-law, John Dann.

The family will receive relatives and friends at Schultz Funeral Home in DeWitt from 3 until 6 p.m. Sunday, May 20. A service will begin at 10:30 a.m. Monday, May 21, in the funeral home, with Pastor Tom Boomershine officiating. Burial will be at Elmwood Cemetery in DeWitt.

Pallbearers will be grandchildren Ashley Jess, Braxton Matthiesen, Coleman Hardin, Mason Hardin, Alexandra Hardin, as well as Shelby Prier.

Condolences may be expressed and a photo tribute viewed at schultzfuneralhomes.com


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