SLEEPY EYE – Joseph Mathiowetz, 91, of Sleepy Eye, died at the Sleepy Eye Hospital on Saturday, May 25, 2013.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 28, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Sleepy Eye. Burial will be in the church cemetery in Sleepy Eye.
Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Monday at Sturm Funeral Home in Sleepy Eye, with a 7:30 p.m. prayer service. Visitation will continue Tuesday from 7:30 to 10 a.m.
The family prefers memorial be directed to the St. Mary’s Catholic Church elevator fund.
Joseph Charles Mathiowetz was born Nov. 18, 1921, on the family farm north of Sleepy Eye, to Joseph and Mary (Gewerth) Mathiowetz. He served the Army Air Corps from 1942 to 1946.
He is survived by his wife; Shirley Mathiowetz of Sleepy Eye, step-children; Stanley Stelzer of North Redwood, Cheryl Easterday of Worthington, Brenda Stelzer of Clements; eight step-grandchildren; 13 step-great-grandchildren; and sisters, Loretta Mathiowetz of Fairmont and Evelyn Betts of Fairmont.