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Tim J. Mathis

Timothy J. “Tim” Mathis, 49, of Fairfax, South Dakota, formerly of St. Libory, died Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017, at CHI Health Saint Francis in Grand Island, surrounded by his loving family. Private family services will be held with inurnment in the St. Libory's Catholic Cemetery in St. Libory. Peters Funeral Home of St. Paul is assisting the family. Tim was born on Nov. 17, 1967, at Grand Island, the son of Leon and Janice (Kipp) Mathis. Tim grew up on the family farm west of St. Libory. He attended District 118 St. Libory School and graduated from St. Paul High School in 1986. He lived in the St. Libory area and worked at Hornady Manufacturing in Grand Island for several years and then for Union Pacific Railroad. He later moved to Fairfax, South Dakota, where he lived the rest of his life. Tim loved anything and everything associated with the great outdoors. He is survived by his parents, Leon and Janice Mathis of Grand Island; brother and sister-in-law, Mike and Linda Mathis of St. Libory; sister and brother-in-law, Lisa and Daron Bean of St. Libory; nieces and nephews, Wade and Jessica Mathis of Lincoln, Abby and Jordan Gall of Clarkson and Jacie Bean of St. Libory; aunts and uncles, Kim and Brian Graviette of Hastings, Gary Mathis of Chapman, Dean Mathis of Grand Island and Sharon Mathis of Grand Island. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Ernie Kipp, Helen and Robert Nowak, and Louis and Genevieve Mathis. In lieu of flowers and plants, memorials are suggested to the family for later designation.

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So sorry for your loss. Tim was always so fun and had that ornery look on his face that made you wonder what he would do next! A born prankster with an Angels smile May he rest in peace

Angie (Wissing) Glaser Sep 29 2017 11:47 PM

Our thoughts/prayers are with your family...I have great memories of Tim and especially his enjoyment of the outdoors. May the hands of God comfort you during this difficult time and may Tim forever rest in peace! Russ Beyersdorf

Russ Beyersdorf Sep 29 2017 8:52 PM

I am so sorry to hear of Tim's passing. May all your wonderful memories of Tim hold you up and give you comfort in the days ahead. Hugs to all of the Mathis family...Mindy (McCann) Saalfeld

Mindy (McCann) Saalfeld Sep 29 2017 9:30 AM

To all of the Mathis Family, please accept our heartfelt thoughts and prayers for Tim and all of you. Some things make no sense and this is one of them. Stay strong for each other and enjoy the memories of happier days. Mike and Robyn McCann

Mike McCann Sep 29 2017 9:21 AM

I am so very sorry and sad to hear about Tim! One of my little babysitting kids!! :-( Our deepest sympathy, love and prayers to all of Tim's family. God Bless you all and keep you in His care. Shelli (Placke) and Bill Garrett

Shelli Garrett Sep 28 2017 10:27 PM

Thinking of you all at this difficult time. Todd & I both send our deepest sympathy.

Todd Helgoth Sep 28 2017 10:22 PM

I will always cherish the many wonderful memories of Tim. He was definitely a big part of my grade school year memories. My prayers and thoughts are with the Mathis family.

Dan Kosmicki Sep 28 2017 9:36 PM

Leon, Janice, and family, I am very sorry to hear about Tim's passing. I have great memories of Tim as we had a lot of fun times together in high school. I always remember that Tim was fond of animals and when he had a pet raccoon on your farm. May he rest in peace.

Bret Everett Sep 28 2017 2:41 PM

So sorry to hear of Tim's passing. May the Lord wrap his arms around your family and help guide you during this most difficult time. My deepest sympathy. Kris Jakubowski

Kris Jakubowski Sep 28 2017 1:40 PM

I will always remember that so very cute blonde, mischievous boy that could instigate the trouble and get out of it in a snap!! All those boys.... so ornery but so much fun living on "The Hill" or a farm right behind it ;) We were all good kids, and had a great place to grow up ...what a gift. Thank you, Tim, for being part of that....

Gina Puckett Sep 27 2017 11:56 PM

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