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Walter Mathwig, age 97 of Arlington passed away Monday, February 13, 2017 at the Arlington Good Samaritan Society. Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Thursday, February 16th at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Green Isle. Visitation will be 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. Wednesday and one hour prior to service time Thursday all at St. Paul's Lutheran Church. Interment with military honors will be in the Arlington Public Cemetery. Kolden Funeral Home of Arlington is handling the arrangements. Walter farmed in Jessenland Township and continued to live there for 69 years. His large family was a proud accomplishment for Walter. In recent years he always had big smiles whenever visited by any of his 81 grandchildren, great grandchildren, or great great grandchilden. He is survived by his wife of 73 years Eileen Mathwig of Arlington, children; Joyce (David) Kroells, Wayne Mathwig, Jackie (Darrel) Alsleben, Donald (Pat) Mathwig, Wesley Mathwig, Marvin Mathwig, Bill (Carla) Mathwig, Beverly Breyer, and daughter-in-law Nancy Mathwig, 26 grandchildren , 50 great grandchildren, 5 great great grandchildren, siblings; Gilbert (Gladys) Mathwig & Chester Mathwig and many nieces and nephews. Walter was preceded in death by his son Darwin, daughters-in-law; Mary Mathwig & Debbie Mathwig.
Published on February 14, 2017
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