Hafemeister Funeral Home And Cremation Service
Selma E.E. Mathwig
Service: April 10, 2016
Selma E.E. Mathwig
Selma E.E. Mathwig, age 80, of Jefferson, passed away on Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at Sylvan Crossings of Jefferson.
Funeral Services will be held on Sunday, April 10, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. at Hafemeister Funeral Home with Rev. Douglas Carter of St. John’s Lutheran Church of Watertown officiating. Family and friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday from 4 until the time of the service. A private family burial will take place at Lutheran Cemetery in Watertown on Monday, April 11, 2016. Memorials, if desired, may be directed to St. John’s Lutheran Church, the American Diabetes Association or the charity of one’s choice. Hafemeister Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Watertown is serving the family. Online condolences may be made at www.hafemeisterfh.com.
Selma Emma Ella Oestreich was born on May 20, 1935 in Watertown, the daughter of Waldemar and Rosa (nee Uttech) Oestreich. On June 7, 1953, she married John Mathwig at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Watertown. John and Selma farmed in the Grelton Area where she was a hardworking farm wife. She later worked for St. John’s Lutheran School as a cook for many years. She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church and was involved with the Farm Bureau. Selma enjoyed playing cards and spending time with her family. She enjoyed her fishing trips to Canada.
Selma is survived by her children, Karen (Ed) Diels; Sharon Mathwig; Peter Mathwig; Sheila Mathwig; three grandchildren, Bill, Kylie and John; six great-grandchildren, Callie, Courtney, Kelsy, Morgan, Sydney, Jacob as well as one great-great-grandchild, Aubrianna. She was the last member of her immediate family. She was preceded in death by her parents, Waldemar and Rosa; husband, John as well as one brother.
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