Arthur G. Mathies, 87, Jasper

Mathies, ArthurArthur G. Mathies, 87 of Jasper, died Thursday (January 1) at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center in Jasper. He was born at Dubois November 29, 1927, to Bernard and Margaret (Hoffman) Mathies. He married Virginia Stenftenagel October 18, 1952, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Ireland.

Arthur was a graduate of Dubois High School and a U.S. Army veteran serving in the 5th Combat Infantry Division in the Korean Conflict. He retired from Kimball International (the former Jasper Corporation) where he worked for 47 years. He was a member of St. Mary’s Church in Ireland, the Jasper Knight of Columbus, V.F.W. Post No. 673, American Legion Post No. 147, and the Ireland Sportsman Club. He enjoyed playing cards, St. Louis Cardinals baseball, Indiana University basketball, and watching the History Channel.

He is survived by his wife, Virginia Mathies; two daughters, Donna Arensman and husband Pete, and Myra Schroeder and husband Andy, all of Jasper; two sons, Keith Mathies and companion Debbie, Jasper, and Kevin Mathies and wife Angela, St. Anthony; nieces and nephews; five grandchildren, Nicole Boone, Michelle Verkamp, Andy and Brittany Schroeder, and Dakota Bell; two step-grandchildren, Ashley Meiring and Lauren Verkamp; four great-grandchildren, Ashtyn Boone, Mitchell Verkamp, and Brynlee and Grady Schroeder; two step great-grandchildren; Olivia Meiring and Ella Verkamp; one brother, Allen Mathies and wife Diane, Jasper, and three sisters, Doris Lee Hohler, Celestine, Alvenia Uebelhor and husband James, Schnellville, and Virginia Love, Pikeville, Kentucky.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by one sister, Yvonne Mathies, who died in infancy, and two brothers, Leroy and Gerald Mathies.

Services at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Mary’s Church with burial following in the church cemetery. V.F.W. Post No. 673 will conduct military grave side rites. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Sunday at the Becher-Kluesner Downtown Chapel in Jasper. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary’s Church or to the Lange-Fuhs Cancer Center.

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