In Memory of

Ronald Ray Mathew

March 15, 1945 - March 13, 2018
From: Cleghorn, IA

Ronald Ray Mathew, the son of Bernard and Elizabeth (Barnard) Mathew, was born March 15, 1945, in Lafayette, IN. His childhood years were spent in Wolcott, IN where he attended school and graduated in 1964. After graduation he served in the US Army where he was stationed in Stuttgart Germany until his honorable discharge in 1967.

 Ron was united in marriage to Barb Glotzbach in Indiana. Following their marriage they lived on the family dairy farm. They were blessed with four daughters. Ron worked at a welding plant and at Wilson Foods. He transferred to Cherokee, IA in 1995 and remained with Wilson Foods.

 Ron was later united in marriage to Betty Venteicher on February 24, 1999. They lived on a farm outside of Cleghorn. He raised cattle and hay. Being around cattle brought him great joy. In his free time, he enjoyed fishing, especially bass tournaments. He also liked to hunt, garden, and keep his yard neat. He liked to ride motorcycles and winter in Texas the last four years. Most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.

 On March 13, 2018, Ronald passed away at his home following a lengthy illness. He was preceded in death by his parents, Bernard and Elizabeth Mathew, and one brother, Greg Mathew.

 He will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Betty Mathew of Cleghorn, IA, daughters, Rhonda (Tom) Harris of Brownsburg, IN, Amy Arbogast and special friend Ray of Carmel, IN, Michelle (Eric) Jansen of Monticello, IN, Kimberly (Jason) Cooke of Frankfort, IN, Janelle (Rex) Schumacher of Cushing, IA, Julie (Dustin) Schiernbeck of Ida Grove, IA, and Kristy Pettus and special friend, Larry of Clarion, IA; grandchildren, Kyla, Kaitlyn, Ethan, Taylor, Brody, Kirstyn, Ryanne, Matt, Hannah, Olivia, Noah, Brittany, Ashlee, Stephen, Trent, and Jayden; great-grandchildren, Taylor, Avery, Allanah, Aniyah, and Kipton; one brother, Rex (Kathy) Mathew of Wolcott, IN; one sister, Carol Mathew of Birmingham, AL; and several nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.


A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 17, 2018 at Holy Name Catholic Church in Marcus, Iowa.

Father Bill McCarthy
Visitation will be held from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Friday, with the family present during that time at the Greenwood-Schubert Funeral Home in Marcus. There will be a 5:00 p.m. rosary followed by a prayer service Friday at the funeral home.
Maryhill Visitation Cemetery
Rural Cherokee, Iowa

Military rites will be provided by the Cherokee V.F.W. L.A. Wescott Post #2253 & the Cherokee American Legion.


Monday, March 19, 2018 at 9:25 AM
“Our sincere condolences to the entire family.”
- Craig and Theresa Oberlander
Monday, March 19, 2018 at 9:24 AM
“We are saddened by your lost and you are in our prayers. May God give you comfort. ”
- Dan and Lisa Rollison
Monday, March 19, 2018 at 9:24 AM
“Betty and family, our thoughts and prayers are with you all. I know he made a lot of memories of camping and fishing with all of you. ”
- Patsy and Jerome Day
Friday, March 16, 2018 at 2:08 PM
“So very sorry for your loss Betty and family...
- Glenda Schleef
Thursday, March 15, 2018 at 5:52 PM
“Our prayers and sympathy may Ron rest in peace.”
- Rex and Kathy Mathew Family
Thursday, March 15, 2018 at 5:52 PM
“Betty, I am so sorry to hear of Ron's passing. May you find comfort in the memories you shared together! You are in my thoughts and prayers!”
- Michelle Horton
Thursday, March 15, 2018 at 5:52 PM
“Sorry to hear of Ron's passing. We worked with Ron at Tyson's. He was a funny guy, always made us laugh. Rest In Peace Mad-Dog!”
- Ed & Terri Nelson
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