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Viola Margaret Mathisen

Published: Monday, Jan. 28, 2013 8:29 a.m. CDT • Updated: Monday, Jan. 28, 2013 2:19 p.m. CDT

DWIGHT, Ill. — Mrs. Viola Margaret (Larson) Mathisen, 99, of Dwight, Ill., and formerly of Gardner, Ill., passed away Friday, Jan. 25, 2013, at Heritage Woods in Dwight.

Born Jan. 14, 1914, in Dwight, to the late Ole and Christina (Paulson) Larson, Viola was a member of the Church of Hope in Gardner. She was previously employed by the Gardner-South Wilmington High School, working in the cafeteria.  She also helped deliver flowers for the former Pats Floral in Gardner.

Surviving are her son, Larry Mathisen of Long Beach, Calif.; her daughter, Barbara Welch of Naperville, Ill.;  three grandchildren, Vicki (Kevin) Gallagher, Richard (Kim) Welch, and LeAnne DeSelm; nine great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Louise Hanley of Morris, Ill., and Virgina Zdrog of St. Louis, Mo.

Preceding her in death were her husband, Marvin Mathisen; three sisters; and one brother.

Funeral services will be at the Church of Hope in Gardner at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29, with visitation two hours preceding services. Interment will follow in Oaklawn Cemetery in Dwight.

Friends may sign the online guestbook at www.rwpattersonfuneralhomes.com

R.W. Patterson Funeral Homes Ltd. & Crematory, Braidwood Chapel, 401 E. Main St., Braidwood, Ill., is in charge of arrangements. For additional infomration, call (815) 458-2336.

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