Edith “Edi” J. Mathews, age 82, of Hutchinson, Minnesota, passed away on Sunday, October 30, 2022, at Harmony River Living Center in Hutchinson.
Memorial Service will be held on Friday, November 4, 2022, at 11:00 A.M. at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Hutchinson, with interment in Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery in Little Falls, Minnesota.
Gathering of Family and Friends will be held Thursday, November 3, 2022, from 4:00 to 7:00 P.M. and will continue one hour prior to the service ALL at the church.
Edith “Edi” Joanne Mathews was born on October 31, 1939, in Olga Township by the side of the road on the way to the hospital in Walhalla, North Dakota. She was the daughter of John and Viega (Johnson) Johnson. Edi was baptized as a youth on June 4, 1953, at Kris Johnson’s home by Rev. E. H. Fafnis, and was later confirmed in her faith as a youth on June 7, 1953, at Vikur Lutheran Church in Mountain, North Dakota. She received her education in Milton, North Dakota, and was a graduate of the Milton High School Class of 1958. Edi furthered her education at Nursing School in Wahpeton, North Dakota.
On March 4, 1962, Edi was united in marriage to Darwin Mathews at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Grand Forks, North Dakota. This marriage was blessed with three children, Terri, Brian, and Kevin. Darwin and Edi resided in Grand Forks, and later moved to Hutchinson, Minnesota. They shared 59 years of marriage before the passing of Darwin on February 21, 2022.
Edi was employed as a Licensed Practical Nurse at Grand Forks Hospital in Grand Forks, North Dakota. She then went on to open her own sewing business, Sewing Basket. Edi retired in 2009. She was a member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Hutchinson. Edi was also a past member of the Women’s Guild.
Edi enjoyed sewing, quilting, puzzles, and traveling. She especially enjoyed spending time with her family, grandchildren and friends.
Edi passed away on Sunday, October 30, 2022, at Harmony River Living Center in Hutchinson, at the age of 82 years.
Blessed be her memory.
Edi is survived by her:
Children, Terri Lhotka and her husband, Gary of Darwin, MN,
Kevin Mathews and his wife, Becky of Hutchinson, MN;
Grandchildren, Michele Kummer and her husband, Robert, Jesse Lhotka and his wife, Brittany;
Great-grandchildren, West Kummer, Tate Kummer, Kendra Lhotka, Klaire Lhotka;
Brothers, Keith Johnson and his wife, Jean of Grand Forks, ND,
Ted Johnson of Emory, TX,
Sister-in-law, Cheryl Johnson of Tigard, OR,
LeAnn Howard and her husband, Bill of Bemidji, MN;
Many other relatives and friends.
Edi is preceded in death by her Husband, Darwin Mathews; Son, Brian James Mathews in infancy; Parents, John and Viega Johnson; Brother, Sid Johnson.
Donna (Ondracek) Engelen says
My sympathies to all of you. Your mom was my first sewing lady. Always loved chatting with her.
Cindy (Lhotka) Klitzke says
My sincere sympathy and condolences to your family. I can’t believe your mom passed away so soon after your dad. May they be together in heaven. I remember years ago when my mom took me to your mom’s sewing shop. Your mom was a wonderful lady who will be missed dearly. She and Darwin would always send me a Christmas card every Christmas and I really cherished them. May God console your hearts during this difficult time. I prayed for your mom to live longer and be healed but God took her home to a better place free from pain and sorrow. May she be at peace and with your dad praising God in heaven.
Cindy Karg says
Terri and family, so very sorry for your loss! Edi was such a nice, kind lady!! She did some sewing for me as well! Always appreciated her talents!! My deepest sympathy!
Kathy Genz says
Edi will be missed! I wont forget all sewing jobs see did for me! Plus she had pop machine which I enjoyed! Also all the time I did her hair we had good talks. I will deeply miss her! Spread your wings and fly!
Karen Hoffmann says
Kevin & Becky & entire Mathews family, Sending our sympathy & remembering all of you in our thoughts & prayers.
Cherish the memories & may God Bless all of you & her memory. Love, hugs & prayers to all.
Larry & Karen Hoffmann
Troy Roger Kurth says
I give you my deepest condolences for your loss. May God bless you during these hard times.
Karen Fenske says
Dear Terri, Kevin, and your families, I am sending my condolences. Your mother was a wonderful person. My Mom and Edi had a lot of fun with each other. I was so fortunate to be part of many moments of laughter and joy, too. Her skill with a sewing machine was amazing – I used to love watching her artististry. Bless you both.