Dick M. Matthisen

Dick M. Matthisen, 81, died in his sleep at his home on Lake Keesus on Sunday, June 17, 2007.

He is survived by his wife, Nancy; his children, Jean (Matthisen) (Colin) Zylka of Waukesha and James (Lisa) Matthisen of Dalles, Ore.; two grandchildren, Erica and Dylan Matthisen; and a sister, Mae Bound of Freemont, Calif.

Dick was a 30-year employee of Northwestern Mutual. He was active in the Heart Association, National Ski Patrol, Badgerland Water Ski Team and other local lake and hunting organizations. Dick was a supporter of the Ruffed Grouse Society, the German Shorthaired Pointer Rescue of Wisconsin, the Humane Society of Waukesha County and the Center for Victims of Torture in Minneapolis.

A memorial service will take place from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, June 22, at Wern Valley Sportsmen Club, S36-W29657 Wern Way (Highway D), Waukesha.

The family requests that no flowers be sent.

Shimon Funeral Home is assisting the family. For more information, call 673-9500 or visit online at