Kenneth Mathews

Born: Mon., Feb. 18, 1924
Died: Mon., Jan. 8, 2018


9:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Fri., Jan. 12, 2018
Location: Woodland Hills Funeral Home

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Fri., Jan. 12, 2018
Location: Woodland Hills Funeral Chapel

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Kenneth H. Mathews, age 93 of Mankato, passed away on Monday, January 8, 2018 at Pathstone Living in Mankato.  Funeral services will be Friday, January 12, 2018 at 11 A.M. at Woodland Hills Chapel in Mankato. Interment will be in Woodland Hills Memorial Park  Visitation will be two hours prior to services at Woodland Hills Funeral Home.

Kenneth Herbert was born on February 18, 1924 to Thomas and Minnie (Albrecht) Mathews in Mankato, Minnesota. He served his country in the United States Army during WWII. In 1947 he was united in marriage to Ruby Bernice Briggs. After their marriage Kenneth and Ruby raised their family in the Mankato area. For many years he did auto body repair for Lee’s B-Line and Schulte’s Auto Repair and then opened his own auto body shop in 1983. Kenneth was a member of the VFW #950 and Immanuel Lutheran Church in Mankato. He enjoyed camping, hunting, and fishing.

He is survived by his daughter, Pamela (Dennis) Dittbenner of Sleepy Eye, MN; very special niece, Dorothy Wolff of Mankato; grandchildren, Kelly (Mark) Johnson, Jodie (Bill) Stuve, Bill (special friend Micki Savage) Fredin, Kyle (Amoreena) Fredin; 9 great-grandchildren; son in-law Lyle Fredin: by many nieces, nephews and other relatives, friends and his loving dog, Tiger

He was preceded in death by his wife Ruby; daughter, Sandra Fredin; step-son, Duane Giefer, three sisters, and one brother.  

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Amoreena Aspenwall
   Posted Tue January 09, 2018

SHADES OF ELEGANCE was sent by Lyle, Kyle and Amoreena Fredin.

Wishing you some small comfort in this time of sorrow.
Kyle and Amoreena Fredin

Margaret (Robb) Wambold
   Posted Tue January 09, 2018
A very special Uncle. Last time I was home to Minnesota we enjoyed some happy moments and he will be missed. The joys we shared together will be remembered and I feel blessed to have had him in my life. He will be in my heart forever. May he forever be basking in the sun light which he loved so much.

Love you Uncle

Dianne & Larry Henderson
   Posted Tue January 09, 2018
Sorry to hear Uncle Ken passed away. We will miss him, our love and prayers are with you all. Larry & Dianne

Ed and Ann Borchardt
   Posted Thu January 11, 2018
Ken (and Tiger) were such very special friends. Ken, Tiger, Pam, Dennis and Dorothy are family to us. Memories shared with Ken will come to mind often and never forgotten.
Ed and Ann Borchardt

John and Marilyn Michel
   Posted Sat January 13, 2018
We regret that we are in south Texas for the winter and were unable to be with the family for Ken's memorial service. Kenneth has been our 'cat loving' neighbor for more than 60 years. He and Ruby lived across the Avenue from us when we moved to Mankato in November of 1957. Thank you Ken for your service to your country, community and family, Our special condolences to Pamela and Dorothy. Psalm 23.

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