|3/13/2013 3:04:00 PM|
Leona H. Mathews, age 89, of Rice Lake, WI passed away Sunday, March 10, 2013 at Rice Lake Convalescent Center. She was born November 8, 1923 in Sumner Township to John and Mary (Kamrath) Quick.
She was married to Gordon "Gordie" Mathews on December 17, 1945 at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Campia, WI. Leona worked for many years for Hardscrabble Ski Area, Rice Lake Dairy Queen and Mascot Foods.
She was a member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church and Rice Lake Senior Center. Leona enjoyed gardening, sewing and crocheting.
Leona Mathews is survived by three daughters and sons-in-law, Fronze and LeRoy Tronstad of Dixon, MO, Glenna Peterson of Lincoln, IL and
Alexa and Kenneth Gonske of Rice Lake, WI; a son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Debbie Mathews of Rice Lake, WI; 14 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Alice Sannes of Chetek, WI, Caroline Boortz of Canton, WI and Frances Marcell of Birchwood, WI; a brother, Richard Quick of Minong, WI; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Gordie Mathews in 1989; an infant granddaughter, Audra Gonske in 1974; a sister, Evelyn Owen; and two brothers, Franklin and Harold Quick.
Funeral services were held on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at Appleyard's Home for Funerals in Rice Lake, with interment in Our Savior's Cemetery at Campia.
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