Bernadine Anna Mathiowetz

Bernadine Anna Mathiowetz, age 102, of Morgan, died Tuesday, April 6, at Gil-Mor Manor Nursing Home. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, April 9, 2021 from St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Morgan with burial to follow in the St. Michael’s Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Friday, April 9, from 9:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. at the church in Morgan.

In lieu of flowers the family prefers donations to Gil-Mor Manor Nursing Home at 96 Third St. SE. Morgan, MN 56266.

Arrangements are with Nelson-Hillestad Funeral and Cremation Service of Morgan. E-mail condolences may be sent via

Bernadine was born to John and Lucy (Hickel) Schunk on February 12, 1919 in Bashaw Township, Brown County, Minnesota. On November 6, 1941, Bernadine married Othmar Mathiowetz at St. Raphael’s Catholic Church in Springfield, Minnesota. She loved being a homemaker and mother to 3 children. She enjoyed gardening, baking, mowing the lawn and dancing to old time music. She was known to have jewelry with every outfit. Bernadine was a member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church, where she was a member of the CCW.

Bernadine is survived by her children; Joanne (Dave) Simonsen of Morgan, Lavonne (Mark) Gilbertson of Burnsville and Kenneth (Deb) Mathiowetz of Morgan. Grandchildren; Chris (Becca) Simonsen, Aaron (Jaime) Simonsen, Angie (Lee) Goren, Jeff Gilbertson, Nicholas (Becky) Mathiowetz and Kim (Mike) Woodford. Bernadine also had 9 great-grandchildren.

Bernadine was preceded in death by her husband, Othmar in 1986; brother, Ralph Schunk; sister, Delores Hammerschmidt; great grand-daughter Piper Woodford and special friend Ben Wurtzberger.

Blessed be her memory.