Loleta M. Mathesius

DIXON - Loleta Mae (Goy) Mathesius, 93, of Dixon was called to heaven on Aug. 31, 2017 at Heritage Square Nursing Facility in Dixon, where she moved in 2010.

A Memorial Mass will take place at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 9 at St. Mary Catholic Church, West Brooklyn with Father Randy Fronek officiating. Visitation will be from 9:30-11 a.m., prior to Mass on Saturday at the church. Interment will follow at St. Mary Cemetery, West Brooklyn.

Loleta was born at home in Maytown on April Fool’s Day, April 1, 1924 to George and Margaret (Kelly) Goy. She married Douglas Mathesius on Nov. 28, 1946 and they celebrated over 39 years of marriage before his death.

Survivors include one daughter, Karen (Tom) Dinges of Sublette; their four children, Danny (Shauna) Dinges, Doug Dinges, Dean (Amanda) Dinges and Ashley (Jon) Ebert; her special great-grandchildren, Kennedy, Mychala and Olivia Dinges, Carson Dinges and Camryn and Eden Ebert; one son, Gary (Aldonna) Mathesius; five step-children, Somchit Phong, Wanne Hernandez, Sunee Menzel, Tugtig Mathesius and Tudtu Collins; one sister, June Stephenitch; one sister-in-law, Barb Goy; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Douglas Mathesius; two sons, Lynn and Paul Mathesius; her parents; three brothers, Gilbert, Leroy and Donald Goy; her husband, Wilbur Hanson; and many nieces and nephews.

Loleta worked at Conkeys in Mendota, Migrant Camps Rochelle and Jerry’s Tap in Compton, where she served breakfast to all the local farmers. She was also a dedicated housewife and mother. She lived in Compton over 50 years and attended St. Mary Church in West Brooklyn. She loved spending time with all her family, cooking, baking and coffee hour with neighbors. The Mathesius home was always open to anyone, any time, and they were considered by many one of the most giving couples ever.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established to Heritage Square, 620 N. Ottawa Ave., Dixon, IL 61021.

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