Norman L. Mathews

Norman L. Mathews

Norman Mathews, age 90, of Glencoe, passed away Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at Glencoe Regional Health Services Long Term Care.
Funeral service 10 a.m. Monday, at First Ev. Lutheran Church 925 E. 13th St., Glencoe with Rev. Dan Welch as officiant. Visitation all at the church 4-8 p.m. Sunday and Monday one hour prior to the service. Interment in the First Lutheran Cemetery in Glencoe.
Norman Leonard Mathews was born August 14, 1926 in Helen Township of McLeod County the son of Reinhold and Pauline (Tonn) Mathews. He was baptized on September 12, 1926 at the First Ev. Lutheran Church in Glencoe by Rev. E. Kolbe. His sponsors were Ida Mathews and Peter Wolter. On March 17, 1940 Norman confirmed his faith at First Ev. Lutheran Church in Glencoe with Rev. A. Streufert as officiant. His confirmation verse was Psalm 73:23-24 “Yet I am always with you; you hold me by my right hand. You guide me with your counsel, and afterward you will take me into glory.” Norman attended First Lutheran School.
Norman was united in marriage with Veldora Birkholz on November 4, 1951 at St. Peter Lutheran Church of Watertown by Rev. J. Spomer. This union was blessed with children Donald, Virgil, Janice and Daniel.
Norman had worked construction for a company in the Twin Cities prior to starting his own business in the early 1960’s in concrete construction and selling and servicing of barn equipment. Norman was a farmer his whole life and had worked the land until he moved off the farm and became a resident at the Glencoe Regional Health Services Long Term Care.
Norman enjoyed attending auctions and threshing shows. He had a great interest in Minneapolis Moline Tractors and helping his son prepare and compete in tractor pulls. Norman always looked forward to Kawasaki Mule rides around the farm with grandchildren Seth, Madi, Morgan and Cole.
Norman is preceded in death by his wife Veldora in 2003; parents Reinhold and Pauline Mathews; brothers and sisters-in-law Earl Mathews, Orville and Gloria Mathews, Marvin and Selma Mathews, Eldor and Myrtle Mathews, Ray and Willardine Mathews, Hillard and Elizabeth Mathews, Ervin Mathews; sisters and brothers-in-law Alice and Lawrence Debner, Lorna and Carl Ehrke; sister-in-law and brothers-in-law Leola and Roylan Schmidt, Howard Victorian, Edmund Ehrke.
Norman is survived by his loving family: children and their spouses Donald and Julie Mathews of Willmar, Virgil and Lynn Mathews of Glencoe, Janice Mathews of Glencoe, Daniel and Cindy Mathews of Glencoe; grandchildren and their families: Jon and Sarah Mathews of Ames, IA and children Elisabeth, Sonja and Ingrid; Michael and Erica Mathews of Willmar and children McKenna, Brooklyn, Aria and Asher; Andrew and Darcy Mathews of Lake Crystal and children Brayden, Trevan, Kenley and Kysen; Shannon and Ryan Alsleben of Lester Prairie and children Jayden and Joslyn; Shauna and Matt Gruber of Glencoe and children Abagail, Alyssa, Autumn and Axel; Shandon and Brittany Mathews of Lester Prairie and children Broc, Keaton and Lia; Cole Mathews, Morgan Mathews, Madison Mathews and Seth Mathews all of Glencoe; sisters and brothers-in-law Ruth Mathews of Glencoe, Anna Mathews of Glencoe, Leonard and Sue Birkholz of Jordan, Glendora Ehrke of Glencoe, Arsylvia and Jon Radtke of Hutchinson; other relatives and friends.
Serving as casket bearers Duane Mathews, Kevin Mathews, Rodney Mathews, Tim Mathews, Larry Schmidt and Charles Mathews.
Arrangements with the Johnson Funeral Home in Waconia, www.johnsonfh.com.

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