Ron Mathiowetz

Ron Mathiowetz, age 65, of rural Mountain Lake, MN died on February 2, 2014, at Good Samaritan Home in Estherville, IA.

Visitation will be on Wednesday, February 5, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Sturm Funeral Home, Comfrey Chapel and will continue on Thursday from 9:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. at the St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Comfrey, MN.

There will be a Parish Prayer Service at 6:45 p.m. at the funeral home on Wednesday.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at the St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Comfrey, on Thursday, February 6, at 10:30 a.m.

The clergy will be Father Phil Schotzko.

Interment will be at the St. Paul Catholic Cemetery in Comfrey, MN.

Arrangements are with the Sturm Funeral Home in Comfrey, MN.

On line condolences may be left for the family at

Ron Mathiowetz was born February 10, 1948 in Sleepy Eye, MN to Joseph and Ida (Treml) Mathiowetz. He grew up on a farm near Comfrey and attended grade school in Leavenworth. Ron was a graduate of Comfrey High School in 1966 and Jackson Vocational School in 1968 where he studied as an auto body technician. He served his country with the National Guard for 4 years and did his basic training at Fort Lewis, WA. Ron worked for many years at Motor Inn in Estherville, IA before starting his own business, Ron’s Auto Sales, in Comfrey where he worked until his death. He was united in marriage to Beverly Dahna on April 5, 1986 in Estherville and the couple resided in Mountain Lake, MN where they raised two sons, Todd and Eric. Ron was a longtime member of St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Comfrey. He loved cars. Whether selling, buying or attending Nascar events. His love of cars allowed him to travel to car auctions and car races, and he shared this love with his family. Many family vacations were created by ferrying cars back to Minnesota.

Ron was well-loved by his wife, Bev; sons, Todd and wife Darcy of Mt. Lake, and Eric of Sioux Falls; sister Shirley Nellis; brother Kenneth and wife Penny; grandchildren, Hunter, Madison, and Tyler; sisters-in-law, Janet (Virgil) Petersen, and Judy Lundy; brothers-in-law, Duane (Connie) Dahna, and Bill (Becky) Dahna; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; parents-in-law, Vern and Doris Dahna; and brothers-in-law, Ken Nellis and Steve Lundy.

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