David H. Mathias, 75|
David H. Mathias of Cedarburg found eternal peace with his lord and savior in heaven on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013, at the age of 75.
Dave was born Nov. 22, 1937, to Douglas and Loraine (nee Hohner) Mathias of Shorewood.
He graduated from Shorewood High School in 1955.
He served his country in the U.S. Army from 1955 to 1959, achieving the rank of sergeant and stationed in Heidelburg, Germany. Upon his return, he attended the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
Dave married Kathleen (nee Pallen) on June 3, 1961. They started their family in Brown Deer, where Dave served his community as an alderman, commissioner and president of the local Jaycees chapter.
Together, Dave and Kathy made their permanent home, family and life in Cedarburg in 1977. Dave loved and committed himself to his family and friends; to his extended family at Scot Pump Co. of Cedarburg where he served as vice president and general manager for 50 years; to his community which he served through the Cedarburg Rotary Club; and to the game of golf.
Dave was often in the seats and bleachers of his childrenís and grandchildrenís tennis, swim, volleyball and track meets; dance recitals and dance team competitions and basketball games.
Dave was a Paul Harris fellow in the Cedarburg Rotary Club having served as president in 1990-91. He remained active in the club until his death.
When Dave wasnít planning or attending a family-related event or serving a Rotary function or running Scot Pump or at his home in
Florida, he was probably on a golf course somewhere in the world.
Though he did not take up the game until age 50, Dave had the privilege of playing every one of Golf Digest's 1998 and 1999 Top 100 U.S. Courses and many of Scotland's epic courses. He shared his passion for the game and six holes in one with his children, grandchildren and many friends.
Dave was preceded in death by his parents and infant son, Robert.
Dave is survived by his wife of 51 years, Kathleen; his son, Daniel (Lori) of Cedarburg; his daughter, Laurie (Kirk) Thompson of Fox River Grove, Ill.; his daughter, Suzanne Kummet (Tim Spilde) of Wauwatosa; his son, Robert (Kris) of Grafton; grandchildren, Katie and Julia (Thompson), Natalie and Allison Mathias, Collin, Ethen and Brandi Mathias; brother, Richard of Chevy Chase, Md.; and brother, Stuart (Marci) of Whitefish Bay. He is further survived by nieces, nephews, cousins and countless friends.
The Mathias family wishes to thank the doctors, nurses and staff of Froedtert and the Medical College of Wisconsinís Sarcoma Cancer Center, especially Dr. John Charlson. Memorials to The Sarcoma Foundation of Americawww.curesarcoma.org would be welcomed by the family.
An open house to remember and celebrate Daveís life will be held Wednesday, Feb. 13, from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Mueller Funeral Home & Crematory in Cedarburg.
Mueller Funeral Home & Crematory is assisting the family.