Loiree E. (Christman) Mattice

Loiree E. (Christman) Mattice (nee Mathwig) of Hartford passed away on Saturday, Feb. 3, 2007 at the Aurora Medical Center in Hartford. She was 93 years old.

She was born July 15, 1913 in Frankford, South Dakota to Walter and Stella (nee Boughton) Mathwig.

Loiree married Marvin Christman in 1937 in Loyal. That year they moved to Hartford where he was employed at Central Chevrolet as a mechanic.

He later built and operated Marvís Super Service Station on Highway 60 East. After his death in 1965 she married Orval Mattice in 1967.

Loriee graduated from Loyal High School in 1932 and Stevens Point Teacherís College in 1933. She taught in the rural areas of Clark and Washington Counties. She was a member of the Senior Doers and a former member of the First Congregational Church of Hartford where she had belonged for 56 years. She was an avid Brewers fan, loved playing cards and loved spending time with her family. Ceramics was her hobby.

Loriee was the loving mother of Carole (Melvin) Henke of Hartford, Carmen (Maureen) Christman of Hustisford and Kevin (Mary) Christman of Slinger; a brother, Stanley Mathwig of Juneau; seven grandchildren, Peggy (Brad) Kuhn, Scott (Laura) Henke, Brian (Janet) Henke, Pam (Andy) Zipperer, Paul (Shelly) Christman, Cindy (Troy) Schulz and Crista Christman; 12 great-grandchildren, Nolan and Grant Henke, Troy and Eric Kuhn, Maggie and Hannah Zipperer, Seth and Haley Henke, Cassidy and Kelly Christman and Saddie and Savannah Schulz; a stepdaughter Melodie (John) Illgen; three stepgrandchildren, Henry Illgen, Melanie Edict and Jeff Marks; two stepgreat-grandchildren Gabriel Marasch and Alexander Marks. She is further survived by sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and her two husbands, Marvin Christman and Orval Mattice.

Memorial services will be Sunday, Feb. 11, 2007 at 3 p.m. at the Shimon Funeral Home in Hartford, with Rev. Ricky Schroeder officiating. Family will greet relatives and friends Sunday at Shimon Funeral Home from 1-3 p.m.

Inurnment will be at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Hartford.

Shimon Funeral Home is assisting the family.