Doris Matthees, 84Doris Ann Matthees, 84, of Red Wing, died Tuesday, May 1, at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester.
Doris Ann Matthees, 84, of Red Wing, died Tuesday, May 1, at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester.
She was born Sept. 12, 1927, in Red Wing, to Johannes and Anna (Rehder) Matthees. She graduated from St. John’s parochial school in Goodhue and went on to attend the School of Agriculture in St. Paul. In 1946, Doris became ill with polio but, in time, was able to help on the farm with her father and brothers.
She was a lifelong member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Goodhue, where she was active in the church and had sung in the choir. Doris enjoyed doing needlepoint work, playing the piano, and singing, and was the family historian.
She is survived by her brother Wilbert Matthees of Red Wing; nieces and nephews Joan Fredeen, Marie (Curt) Strusz, John (Sandy) Matthees, Althea (Martin) Voth, Sandra (Kenneth) Sandberg, Diane (Dennis) Johnson, Linda (Paul) Betcher, John (Kathy) Augustine, Glenn (JoEllen) Augustine, Charles (Carol) Voth, Roger (Beverly) Voth, Norris (Carolyn) Voth, Marcus (Corrine) Voth and Kevin Voth; and many grand and great-grandnieces and -nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers Gordon and Milton Matthees; sisters, Gertrude Stemmann, Bernice Voth, and Elda Augustine; and a niece, Jean Augustine.
Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Monday, May 7, at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Goodhue, with Reverend Andrew Krause officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery. Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Sunday at Mahn Family Funeral Home, Bodelson-Mahn Chapel, and for 1 hour prior to the service at the church.
To send online condolences, visit www.mahnfamilyfuneralhome.com.
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