Mathiason, Mabel R. (Gehrls) (1914-2006)

Mabel Mathiason, 92, died Wednesday, October 25, 2006 at Northwest Medical Center, CNC Unit, Thief River Falls, MN.

Funeral service will be 3 PM, Saturday, October 28, 2006 at Johnson Funeral Service, Thief River Falls, MN, with Reverend Merrill Kindall officiating. Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery, Warren, MN.

Visitation will be 1 – 3 PM, Saturday, October 28, 2006 at Johnson Funeral Service.

Mabel R. Gehrls was born May 27, 1914 in Vega Township, Marshall County, MN, the daughter of Fred and Mary (Gillerman) Gehrls. She spent her early years in the Alvarado, MN area.

On June 27, 1934, Mabel was united in marriage to Alvin B. Mathiason in Warren, MN. The couple farmed in Marshall County and Mabel also worked at Arctic Cat in Thief River Falls, MN for several years.

Mabel was active in church activities and taught Sunday School. She enjoyed embroidering and quilting, baking, cooking, gardening and flowers.

She is survived by 4 children: Marvin (Eileen) Mathiason, East Grand Forks, MN, Alice Mathiason, Dixon, IL, Allard (Barbara) Mathiason, Burien, WA and Muriel Ribble, Bradenton, FL; 14 grandchildren; 32 great grandchildren.

Mabel is preceded in death by husband, Alvin; great granddaughter, Sara; parents, Fred and Mary Gehrls; sisters, Martha, Emma, Louise, Lena, Rose, Annie and Clara; brothers, William, Albert, Fred Jr., John and Hugo.

Transcribed by: Cheryl Srnsky