Sharon R. Mathiesen

September 21, 1939 - October 11, 2017

Visitation: Visitation will be Friday from 2-8 p.m., family present 6-8 p.m., at Anderson Funeral Home in Canton.

Service: Funeral services will begin at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, October 14 at Bethany Reformed Church in Canton, SD.

Mathiesen crop       Sharon R. Mathiesen, age 78, died Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at the Canton Good Samaritan Society.   Funeral services will begin at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, October 14 at Bethany Reformed Church in Canton, SD.  Visitation will be Friday from 2-8 p.m., family present 6-8 p.m., at Anderson Funeral Home in Canton.

        Sharon was born on September 21, 1939 in Viborg, SD to Ray and Erma (Hansen) Hattervig.  She graduated from Viborg High School in 1957.  She married James Mathiesen on August 3, 1957.  The couple lived in Sioux Falls, Worthing, Harrisburg, Custer, and moved to Canton in 2003.  They wintered in Arizona for 13 years.

        Sharon worked in the Custer County Treasurer’s Office for 10 years and retired from the Lincoln County Treasurer’s Office after 20 years of service.  She enjoyed card club, camping, reading, and having coffee with the retired courthouse ladies.

        Grateful for sharing her life are her husband of 60 years, James;  children,  Tim (Shelly) Mathiesen, Canton, SD, Tom (Becky) Mathiesen, Hudson, SD, and Terri (Bill) Fink, Harrisburg, SD; grandchildren, Matthew (Anne) Mathiesen, Mikelle Mathiesen (Ray Aljets), Nathan Fink, Jason (Elaina) Mathiesen, and Briana Fink; great-grandchildren, McKenna Mathiesen, Kate Mathiesen, Chloe Mathiesen, Aliza Mathiesen, Martin Aljets, and Jacklyn Mathiesen; sister, Linda Jackson; brother-in-law, Bob Mathiesen; along with numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.  She was preceded in death by her parents.

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  1. Marlys Knutson on October 11, 2017 said:

    So sorry to lose my twin and high school classmate. Rest in peace Sharon!

  2. John Vickerman on October 11, 2017 said:

    Jim — I’m very sorry to hear of your loss.


  3. Lynda Johnson on October 11, 2017 said:

    So sorry to hear this our thoughts and prayers are,with all of you. She was a,great person and will be missed.
    I will be out of town so can not attend services

    1. Janet Kelley on October 13, 2017 said:

      Dear Jimmy,
      I’m so sorry for you loss. Sharon was such a nice woman. She will be missed by you and your children.

      I am back in Mitchell! I divorced my husband (Mick Catalano) and moved to FL. in 2008 to be close to Joyce and her family. I thought that would be my last move, but unfortunately she was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, stage 4 and died 3 weeks later in Oct. 2010, so I had no reason to stay.

      Since I own a 3-3 foot plot of land beside my beloved son Mike and visit with him any time I want, it seemed the right thing to do.
      I would dearly love to hear or see you, Bob and your families any time we could get together!

      My phone # is 605-990-3258.

      All my love and sympathy, Janet

  4. Lee D Stender on October 12, 2017 said:

    Good Thoughts and Alot of Love for All the Mathiesen Family!
    Lee D Stender/Custer SD

  5. Terri Murray on October 12, 2017 said:

    Jim, Tim,Tom and Terri, my prayers are with the Family..see you soon

  6. Susan Beal on October 12, 2017 said:

    Tim and family – I just wanted to let you know that I am so sorry to hear that your mom has passed away. Time changes our lives so much and not always the way we want it to. Still fondly remember my time at Citi and you are one of the ones I always enjoyed visiting with. God bless you and all your family.

  7. Laurie Fluit on October 12, 2017 said:

    So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

  8. Sue (Hersrud) Olson on October 12, 2017 said:

    Terri & Bill, and family,
    Sending my deepest sympathy to all of you, your dad, Jim, Tim, Tom and their families, too. It’s hard to lose your mom/wife/grandma…may all your treasured memories of Sharon keep her close in your hearts and minds.

    I will always remember her working at Valley Bank with my Dad and alongside Mary Hudson. She always had a smile on her face (even if my Dad was grouchy!) and was such a cheerful person every time I walked into the bank.

    I am so sorry for your loss. Heaven has gained a sweet lady!


  9. Ray and Dawn McLaughlin on October 12, 2017 said:

    Jim and family, we are so sorry to hear about our dear friend Sharon. She was the most wonderful co-worker and friend of mine. The memories of working with her and her beautiful smile will always be in my heart. Please know our thoughts, prayers and hugs are with you all.

  10. Clarine Gaffin on October 14, 2017 said:

    My deepest sympathy to you Jim and all the family. I know you will miss her, she was a nice & lovely lady. May Gods love surround you.