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In Memory of

Delbert I. Mathis

November 2, 1925 - May 12, 2017

Obituary


Delbert Irving Mathis, 91, of Springfield formerly of Mitchell, South Dakota, passed away on Friday May 12, 2017 at his residence. He was born on November 2, 1925 in Mount Vernon, South Dakota to Irving and Jennie Hemminger Mathis. Delbert married Mavis Brown and she preceded him in death on February 7, 1992. He then married Florine Fox and she preceded him in death on September 28, 2016.

Mr. Mathis is survived by his two sons: Darrel Mathis of Springfield and Ted (Phyllis) Mathis of Arvada, Colorado, six grandchildren: Chad (Rebekah) Mathis, Chelsea (Paul)...

Delbert Irving Mathis, 91, of Springfield formerly of Mitchell, South Dakota, passed away on Friday May 12, 2017 at his residence. He was born on November 2, 1925 in Mount Vernon, South Dakota to Irving and Jennie Hemminger Mathis. Delbert married Mavis Brown and she preceded him in death on February 7, 1992. He then married Florine Fox and she preceded him in death on September 28, 2016.

Mr. Mathis is survived by his two sons: Darrel Mathis of Springfield and Ted (Phyllis) Mathis of Arvada, Colorado, six grandchildren: Chad (Rebekah) Mathis, Chelsea (Paul) Linscott, Shane (Rene) Mathis, Holly Mathis, Gloria (Cody) Mattson and Justin (Dawn) Mathis and eleven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by three brothers: Vern, Marvin and Ivan Mathis and one infant brother.

Delbert was a US Army Veteran serving in World War II. He farmed in South Dakota before moving to Illinois where he worked as the Executive Secretary of the Illinois Farm Bureau. He loved playing golf and was the golf pro at Carlinville Country Club where he scored his hole in one on hole number 4. Delbert was a St. Louis Cardinals fan and a member of Cherry Hills Baptist Church.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00am on Saturday June 24, 2017 at Cherry Hills Baptist Church, 2125 Woodside Road, with Rev. John Curtis officiating. The family will meet friends from 9:30am until the time of service at church. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society and please visit the online "Life Remembered Story" at www.bischandsonfuneralhome.com.