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1928 Donald 2021

Donald Mathie

January 15, 1928 — May 3, 2021


Donald J. Mathie was born January 15, 1928 in Wausau to George and Helen (Glasel) Mathie.  He passed away on May 3, 2021 at age 93.  Don married Louella Riehle on October 7, 1950.  They were married for 56 years until her death in 2006.  Don worked as a dairy farmer until his son took over the operation in 1990.  It was Don’s passion to operate the Mathie Sawmill for over 50 years until his retirement at age 87.

Don enjoyed playing baseball and softball and even sponsored a softball team for many years.  He loved deer hunting, fishing, and playing sheepshead with the family.  Also, as a member of the United Church of God, Don served as an Elder for many years.

He is survived by one son, Russell (Bonnie) Mathie of Wausau, daughters, Lynne Pahl, Wausau, Rosanne (Greg) Conard of Glendale, WI and Mary Kaye Brown of Springfield, OH; grandchildren, James, Richard, Michael, Laura, Brenda, Michelle, John & Brett; great grandchildren, Ciara, Nicholas, Jacob, Zachariah, Samantha, Sydney, Charlotte, Lily, Violet & Audrey; and 3 great great grandchildren, Maximus, Samuel & Aspyn.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Louella, son, Mark, 2 sons-in-law, siblings, Eugene, Joe, James, Marcella, Pat, Joan, and Joyce.

Funeral arrangements are with Brainard Funeral Home, 522 Adams St., Wausau.  Visitation 4-6 pm Saturday, May 8, and Sunday 9 am until the time of service at 11 am all at the funeral home.

We would like to thank the staff at the Mint Café for their friendship and encouragement to him over the years as he enjoyed them as if they were family.  And we are eternally grateful for assistance from the many family and friends that helped us with his care and comfort in his final years.

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