Derek C. Mathiason, age 49 of Hartington, Nebraska died on Wednesday, January 04, 2017 at his residence due to complications from his diabetes.
Memorial services will be on Saturday, January 7, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at the Wintz Funeral Home in Hartington with the Rev. Amanda Talley officiating. Burial of his cremated remains will be at a later date. The family will receive friends from noon until 2:00 p.m. at the Funeral Home.
Derek Claude Mathiason was born on July 31, 1967 in Osmond, Nebraska to Claude Alvin Dean and Bonnell June (Benjamin) Mathiason. Derek grew up in Hartington and graduated from Hartington High School in 1986. He graduated from Northeast Technical Community College with a degree in Automotive Mechanics. Derek worked in auto repair in Yankton, Crawford, NE, O'Neill, NE prior to working at the Coleridge Small Engine Repair. He worked at the S&S Store and Country General Store in Hartington before he continued to do small engine repair at this residence.
Derek liked to work on lawn mowers, sharpening blades, small engine repair, and watching NASCAR. He liked to brag about his nieces & nephews and also liked to give people nicknames.
Derek is survived by his parents, Claude & Bonnell Mathiason of Hartington, sister Janell and husband Gail Stratman of Stromsburg; two brothers Brant (Kathy) Mathiason of Brookings, SD, Chad Mathiason of Hartington; seven nieces and nephews Crystal (Derek's Goddaughter) and Dallas Schilling of Lincoln, NE, Jordon Mathiason of Elba, NE, Abby & Ryan (Derek's Godson) Mathiason of Brookings, SD, Taylor, Morgan & Erica Stratman of Stromsburg, NE.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, a few aunts and uncles, and two cousins.
In lieu of flowers, memorials will be directed to the American Diabetes Association.
Messages will be reviewed and posted within 1 business day.
Bonnie, Claude, and family, I'm so sorry to hear about Derek. Will be keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.
Bonnie, Claude, Chad and family, Dana and I are truly saddened to hear about Derek. There are no words to express our deepest, most heartfelt sympathy during this trying time. We have ALWAYS looked at you all as our family and will continue to do so. If you have a need for ANYTHING, PLEASE do not hesitate to reach out to us. We hold a great deal of fond memories involving Derek(and you as well) and they will remain in our hearts and minds forever. Thank you for making us feel like an add-on to your family. We will continue to keep you in our prayers. We love you all.
Dear Claude, Bonnie and family, Sincere sympathies for your loss of Derek. May memories and the love of family surround you and give you strength in the days ahead.
Natashia and Ray Moser
words cannot say what ones heart feels when you loose a loved one may your memories help you during this time.
Beverly (Meyer) Freng
Claude, Bonnie and family
You are in my thoughts and prayers. I so understand the pain you are going thru since I too have lost a son. Please know I am here for you if you would like to talk and my dad can give you my number. I don't believe there is any greater pain and I am so so sorry.
Denise Lammers Webbert
Dear Claude, Bonnie, Brant, Janelle and Chad, I am so sorry to hear about Derek's passing. I will always have fond memories of him. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Janelle and family, I am so sorry for your loss. My thought and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
Amy Burns Nieuwsma
We are deeply saddened to hear of the loss of your son. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Wally & Sharon Hoblit
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