Michael A. Mathewson Sr.

Michael Mathewson

Michael Allan Mathewson Sr., age 66, of Oxford, Wisconsin died unexpectedly Friday, January 11, 2013 at his home.

Funeral services will be 12 Noon on Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at the Roseberry’s Funeral Home in Friendship, Wisconsin. Rev. Michael Amberg will officiate. Interment will be at the New Chester Cemetery, Town of New Chester, Adams County, Wisconsin.

Friends may call at Roseberry’s Funeral Home on Wednesday from 10 a.m. until the time of service.

Michael was born July 11, 1946 in Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin to Lloyd Raymond and Virginia Mae (Kubza) Mathewson. He married Paulett K. Haddox on August 18, 1971 in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. He worked as machinist in the airline industry.

Michael enjoyed to fish, hunt, playing his guitar, singing, coaching football, photography, ham radio operator, and creating DVD home videos of his family.

Michael was preceded in death by parents, Lloyd R. and Virginia Mathewson; son, Clayton D. White; brother-in-law, Robert Garrett; nephew, John Garrett; grandchildren, Alyssia Czarnecki, Christopher Mathewson, Sebastian Mathewson, and Tyler Mathewson.
Wife: Paulett Mathewson of Oxford, Wisconsin
Daughter: Janice L. White of Phoenix, AZ
Son: Patrick E. White of Mineral Point, Wisconsin
Son: Michael A. Mathewson Jr. of Friendship, Wisconsin
Daughter: DeeAnn R. (Trent) Roerick of Wautoma, Wisconsin
Aunt: Adeline Bryan of Santa Ana, California
Sister: Linda M. Garrett of Sebree, Kentucky
Brother: Mark R. Mathewson of Portage, Wisconsin
Sister: Susan J. (Robert) Eckles of Henderson, Kentucky
Sister: Shelly J. (John) DeGeralomo of California
12 Grandchildren and 6 Great-Grandchildren
Further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives, and his dogs: Jimmie Dickens and Baby Girl.

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  1. Karen Bays says:

    Pat & family,
    I am so sorry to hear of your dads passing. I know first hand how much a father is missed. Always remember to cherish the memories & he will always be with you.

  2. You are a very intelligent individual!

  3. Jolene Cochenet says:

    I am so Sorry for your loss ,May you find Peace and comfort in your time of need

  4. Jean Gillespie says:

    You are all in our prayers at this time. Mike sure will be missed but he has given all so many sweet memories…he’s HOME with his Lord and Savior now, but he’s only gone from sight…
    Gone From My Sight
    by Henry Van Dyke

    I am standing upon the seashore. A ship, at my side,
    spreads her white sails to the moving breeze and starts
    for the blue ocean. She is an object of beauty and strength.
    I stand and watch her until, at length, she hangs like a speck
    of white cloud just where the sea and sky come to mingle with each other.

    Then, someone at my side says, “There, she is gone”

    Gone where?

    Gone from my sight. That is all. She is just as large in mast,
    hull and spar as she was when she left my side.
    And, she is just as able to bear her load of living freight to her destined port.

    Her diminished size is in me — not in her.
    And, just at the moment when someone says, “There, she is gone,”
    there are other eyes watching her coming, and other voices
    ready to take up the glad shout, “Here she comes!”

  5. Barbara Brown says:

    I am so grateful for the time I was able to spend with Mike & his family. My heart and prayers go out to them. Dad, you will be missed…

  6. Shelley DeGeralomo says:

    so sorry for your loss Paulette and Family. Mike will be greatly missed. He always had a way about him to make you laugh. And He was so good at singing and playing guitar. I will Deeply miss My brother but he brought a lot of memories for all that knew him. Now we will keep those memories in our hearts forever. I Love You All and Mike until we are together again. My big brother you will be greatly missed by all that knew you. Paulette, Jan,Pat, Michael Jr. and DeeAnn We are praying for you all to help you get through this. We all lost a great Man. Rest in Peace Mike.

    Love your sister Shelley and brother in law John DeGeralomo

  7. Jennifer Rene Lopez says:

    I am very sorry for your loss. Losing a father, husband, grandfather, and uncle is great. Though he suffered while alive from diseases, he is now at peace, living on in memories. You will be missed Uncle Mike but I know you are walking beside Jesus telling him your greatest pass times laughing and joking as you did in life. We love you. Rest now.

  8. Jo Ann Hiller says:

    I am so sorry to hear about your Dad’s passing. Our prayers are with you.

  9. Jenni Thrasher says:

    So very sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you.

  10. Bob and Jenny Mathewson says:

    We have lost a great friend and cousin in Mike’s passing. Although his body was ravaged with many health issues, his spirit and his smile will always remain in the hearts that knew him. His singing skills and his talent for finding the big lunker when fishing in his favorite spots will always be a sweet memory for those who knew him and enjoyed his sense of living to enjoy each moment that he could.
    God Bless to his immediate family and close friends on this sad day that we say good bye to truly a great man.

  11. shawna gruber says:

    Sorry for your lost. You all are in my prayers.