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    Ida Mae Matthiessen
    July 20, 1944 - June 23, 2019

    Ida Mae Matthiessen

    Ida Mae Matthiessen
    Jul 20, 1944 - Jun 23, 2019

    Ida Mae Matthiessen
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    Ida Mae Matthiessen, 74, of Maquoketa, Iowa, passed away on Sunday, June 23, 2019, at the Jackson County Regional Health Center in Maquoketa, Iowa.

    A natural journey farewell with cremation has taken place. There are no public visitation or services planned at this time.

    Ida Mae Chorpening was born on July 20, 1944 in Muscatine, Iowa, to Melvin and Edna (Webb) Chorpening. She attended Letts, Iowa School. She married Kevin Matthiessen on March 28, 1987 in Muscatine, Iowa.

    Ida had worked at Pizza Hut and Snackers in Muscatine. She most notably had delivered The Shopper in Maquoketa for 16 years.

    Ida enjoyed bowling, visiting with friends, crocheting, collecting angels and camping.

    Those left to honor Ida's memory include her husband, Kevin Matthiessen of Maquoketa, IA; children, Sherrie Lett of Muscatine, IA, Marcia Colvin of Iowa City, IA, Paul (Wanita) Brewer of Grandview, IA, Lyle (Joy) Brewer of Divide, CO, Scott (Joanne) Brewer of Tucson, AZ, and Arnold (Robi) Brewer of Maquoketa, IA; 17 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren; and a sister Carol Meeker Hayes of Wapello, IA. She was preceded in death by her parents.

    In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, an Ida Mae Matthiessen memorial fund has been established.

    The Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa is caring for the family and online condolences may be left at www.CarsonAndSon.com.


    Judy Kennedy on Jul 3, 2019

    When I first met Ida & Kevin, they treated me like a friend right from the start. They are very down-to-earth folks. I will miss her greatly. Judy Kennedy/Baldwin, IA

    Luana on Jun 27, 2019

    Arnold ,Robi and family so sorry for your loss

    Kenny and Peggy Head-Costello on Jun 25, 2019

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

    Deb Courter on Jun 25, 2019

    CandleIam so sorry to hear of Ida's passing.She was a wonderful kind hearted lady. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Carolyn Vences on Jun 25, 2019

    Doc sorry to hear about your mom. At least she is not in any more pain.
    May she R.I.P.. From Carolyn Vences

    Tasha on Jun 25, 2019

    Kevin I am so sorry for your lost

    Norma Lafrenz on Jun 25, 2019

    CandleSo sorry to hear about Ida. She will be missed by many.

    Margaret on Jun 24, 2019

    CandleKevin I'm so sorry for ur loss

    Kathy McCloy on Jun 24, 2019

    So very sorry. She was blessed to have the supportive family she did. Ida was unique in her own way. She lea es memories behind that will bring both tears and smiles as you share the many stories. Many prayers!

    Debbie Manning on Jun 24, 2019

    Kevin i am verry sorry for lost of your wife love Debbie and Kevin

    Marvin lori Massey on Jun 24, 2019

    So sorry for your loss. What a very sweet lady. Prayers to all the family

    Korene Shady on Jun 24, 2019

    CandleKevin, doc Robi and family,
    Sending prayers and hugs sorry for your lost she was a sweet lady.

    CHERYL HARTWIG on Jun 24, 2019


    FRiends on Jun 24, 2019

    CandleKevin I am so sorry for you loss



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