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Matt E. Mathiesen, 70, of Belvidere, passed away on September 8, 2017. He was born December 4, 1946 in Erlangen, Germany, the son of Dr. Hugo and Koidula (Tootson) Mathiesen. Matt served the United States Army, earning a bronze star with a V for Valor for his service in the Vietnam War. He received his Bachelor's degree from the University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh. Matt married Cynthia A. Michalak on April 5, 1975 in Rockford. He was a salesman for the Deversey Corporation. Matt was a member of Christ Lutheran Church, American Legion Belvidere V.F.W. and VietNow member.
Survivors include his wife, Cindy; daughter, Jennifer (Matt) McLean; son, Kenneth (Holly) Mathiesen; grandchildren, Ian and Grace McLean and Elise and Kathryn Mathiesen. Predeceased by parents and brother, Ole Mathiesen.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, September 13, 2017 in Christ Lutheran Church, 425 E Riverside, Belvidere, IL with Pastor Twila Schock officiating. Visitation will be from 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. prior to the service in the church. Burial in Scandinavian Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Christ Lutheran Church. Arrangements by Olson Funeral & Cremation Services, Ltd.

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  1. Linda Morehead of St John's Lutheran in Sterling, Illinois.

    So sorry to hear about your loss. Hope the Lord will guide you & give you strength during this time.

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