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Mathiasen, Jr., Edward (1925 - 2017)

MATHIASEN, GREVE, PETERSEN, WENDT, ANDERSEN

Posted By: Denise Wurner (email)
Date: 9/10/2017 at 19:10:48

Name of deceased: Edward Eddie Mathiasen, Jr.

Aged: 91 yrs, 11 mo, 25 days

Residence: Salem Lutheran Home, Elk Horn, IA

Born: Sep. 8, 1925; Harlan, IA

Died: Sep. 2, 2017; Salem Lutheran Home, Elk Horn, IA

Funeral services: Friday, Sep. 8, 2017; Pauley Jones Funeral Home, Harlan, IA; burial was in the Bethlehem Lutheran Cemetary (AKA Jacksonville Cemetery), Harlan, IA

Survived by: Son, Steven Mathiasen of Harlan, IA; grandsons, Jerod Mathiasen of Harlan, IA, Ross Mathiasen (fiancÚ, Michelle Kompare) of Omaha, NE; siblings, Norman Mathiasen (spouse, Jo) of Harlan, IA, Rosemary Petersen of Elk Horn, IA, Ann Wendt of Omaha, NE, and Ron Mathiasen of Harlan, IA; nieces; nephews; other family and friends

Predeceased by: Parents, Edward and Hannah (nee Greve) Mathiasen, Sr; wife, Ilo Mathiasen; 2 infant sons; brothers, Robert Mathiasen and Howard Mathiasen

Education: attended Windy Knoll Country School, Shelby County, IA and Harlan (IA) High School until the 10th grade, when he left to help his father on the farm during WWII

Religious affiliation: no information provided

Military service: no information provided

Marriage: Ilo Marie Andersen; Jan. 23, 1948; Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Jacksonville, IA

Employment: farmer, raising cattle, hogs, corn and soybeans

Hobbies/Interests: Taught himself to play the drums, and formed the Jolly Home Brewers Polka Band; they performed throughout the Midwest for many years, and in 2000, was inducted into the Iowa Polka Music Hall of Fame.

Sources: harlanonline.com; kjan.com; pauleyjones.com


 

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