Alphonse A. Mathiowetz age 88, of Comfrey, MN died on June 7, 2022, at Sleepy Eye Medical Center in Sleepy Eye, MN.

Visitation will be on Friday, June 10, 2022, from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm and will continue on Saturday from 9:00 am until 10:00 am at the St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Comfrey.

There will be a Parish Prayer Service on Friday at 4:00 pm at St. Paul Catholic Church in Comfrey.

Service will be held at the St. Paul’s Catholic Church on Saturday at 10:00 am.

The clergy will be Father Mark Steffl. Interment will be at the St. Paul Catholic Cemetery.

Arrangements are with the Sturm Funeral Home in Comfrey, MN. Online condolences may be left for the family at

Alphonse Anthony Mathiowetz was born on the family farm in Mulligan Township, Brown County to Florentine and Helen (Hornick) Mathiowetz on July 1, 1933. He attended country school #42 and completed his GED while serving in the Army. Alphonse helped his dad on the farm until he entered the Army in November of 1953. He served most of his time in Japan and then was honorably discharged in 1955. On September 28, 1953, Alphonse was united in marriage to LaDonna Schroepfer at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Sleepy Eye. September of 1955, when Alphonse was discharged from the Army, the couple moved to a farm in Mulligan Township where they raised their 4 children – Joan, John, Joel, and Julie. Alphonse retired from farming in 1992. He served on the Brown County ASC Board for 9 years, Essig Co-op Board, Brown County Farmer’s Union, DFL county board, county commissioners from 1994-1998, Catholic Aid, was a member of St. Paul’s Catholic Church where he was a lecture since 1963 and served on the Parish Council and PTA of St. Paul’s School board. Alphonse was very proud to serve his country and was a member of the Albin Johnson American Legion Post #244.

He is survived by children – John (Cheryl) Mathiowetz of New Ulm, Joel (Terri) Mathiowetz of Comfrey, Julie (Corey) Schmid of Sauk Rapids; 6 grandchildren – Christopher (Chelsey) Mathiowetz, Emily (Kaylee) Mathiowetz, Rachel (Nick) Wagner, Anthony (Becca) Mathiowetz, Annataya (Johnny) Zwack, and Kirby (special friend Megan) Schmid; great grandchildren – Jasper & Avery Wagner, Iris Mathiowetz, and Milo Zwack; siblings – Rosella Helget of Springfield, Donald (Marilyn) Mathiowetz of Springfield, Carol (special friend Smokey) Wendland of Sleepy Eye. Alphonse was preceded in death by his parents, wife LaDonna, daughter Joan Mathiowetz, sisters – Mary Ann (Lloyd) Sturm and Angeline (Gerald) Roiger, brother Gilbert Mathiowetz, and brother-in-law Kenneth Helget.