Lucille E. Mathe

Lucille E. Mathe

Lucille E. Mathe

Lucille E. Mathe passed away at home in Friendship, Wisconsin, on Friday, March 5, 2021 at the age of 95.

She was born in Quincy on November 1, 1925 to Roger and Mary (Klein) Mikoda. Lucille married Melvin Pollock in 1948. Before his untimely death in 1951, they had two children, Mark and Marcia. In 1954, she married Clarence Mathe and together they had three children, Connie, Carol and Curt. When Clarence’s son Howard came to live with the family, it rounded out the household of ‘yours, mine and ours.’

She always had a way of making people feel at home – owning and operating the Friendship Café with her sister, Grace and then hosting thousands of guests at the Hiawatha Motel at Castle Rock Lake with Clarence. She will be remembered lovingly by all of the friends of her children that considered her their second “mom”.

Lucille was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Melvin, husband Clarence, son Mark and daughter Connie. She is survived by her children Marcia (Robert) Wysocky, Carol (Philip) Nemiec, Curt (Dawn) Mathe, Howard (Donna) Mathe and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her loving sister, Grace (Trzesniak) Solchenberger.

Per Lucille’s request, no service will be held with a private family burial at a later time.

The family would like to thank everyone at Agrace Hospice for their wonderful guidance and care, and request that any donations be made to the Agrace Foundation, 5395 E. Cheryl Parkway, Madison WI 53711 or the charity of their choice.

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  1. Rick and Brianna Carlson says:

    Our condolences for your loss

  2. Pete and Judy Hiller says:

    Lou touched many hearts and was one of the sweetest ladies we had ever met. Our deepest sympathy to her family.

  3. Sharon Trzesniak says:

    I am so sorry for your loss! Aunt Lou was so kind and sweet. I’m go glad I got to know her! Hugs and love to you all.

  4. Julie and Bob Goodhue says:

    Our sympathy to Lucille’s family at this sad time; thinking of you all.

  5. Kathy Williams says:

    Curt, Marcia, Carol & Families………My Deepest Sympathy for the passing of your dear sweet Mother/Grandmother I know it was your loving care & support that helped her stay in her home these past years.. God Bless all of you during this very sad time.

  6. Pat & Beccy Pare says:

    Our deepest sympathy to the Mathe Family.

  7. Jon Trzesniak says:

    Aunt Lou was one of the kindest souls I have come to know in my lifetime.

    She will be missed!

  8. Coral Klein Smith says:

    There is no way I could have ever known her, as much as I wish I would have.
    What a wonderful lady! “A – Lu!!”
    So many good family memories of her, that go such a long way back.
    My dad and I give our sympathy to all her family. We love you so much.

  9. Sonja McLaughlin says:

    My deepest sympathy to all of you!!!!!!! So sorry to hear this!!, you are in my prayers!!!!

  10. Peg Lecy says:

    My deepest condolences to her family
    May God family and friends comfort you during this difficult time

  11. Nanc McLaughlin Marshall says:

    My deepest sympathies to you Marcia and the rest of your family. What a blessing Lou was to the world, a shining light of love. Her indomitable strength and spirit lives on through the exceptional book, Two Fathers One War, which you wrote Marcia in honor of your beautiful mother.

  12. Ray and Cheri Witz says:

    Our prayers and deepest sympathies go out to the Mathe family.

  13. Chris Havel says:

    I will always remember Aunt Lou’s kindness and her caring, giving nature. She would clean multiple cabins, get eggs and pancakes on the table for breakfast, hang the laundry and still have time to visit with a neighbor. She would literally run across that big yard out at Castle Rock just to make sure she didn’t keep a guest waiting. She was an amazing, one-of-a-kind lady. I’m also praying for Curt, Marcia and all the family at this time of loss – also fond memories of Connie, too.

  14. Chuck and Barb Dehmlow says:

    To Lou’s family and friends, We are sending our deepest sympathies and condolences to you during this difficult time.

  15. Laurie Falash says:

    Sweetest and kindest woman I’ve ever known. My heartfelt sympathy to her loving and devoted family

  16. Nancy Allen-Ganther says:

    I am so sorry to hear of Lou’s passing. Her family was her pride and joy. Her home was always open to her children’s friends. She will be greatly missed by so many. Please know that all of you are in my thoughts and prayers.

  17. Sam/Marilyn Baggs says:

    Marcia, Curt & Carol & Families,
    I know what a grand lady Lucille was. I feel very blessed to have known her. Her life’s story leaves a wonderful legacy for all. Her stories, smiles & memories will be in your heart & souls forever. Rest in Peace, Lucille. Blessings to all.

  18. Dr. Marti Sopher & Judi Sopher says:

    We have lots of great memories of growing up in Quincy, which of course included time with Mark and Marcia at their home, too. A favorite memory when we were teens was Lou sharing her secret, that she actually didn’t have a driver’s license, even though she drove us to town often. Loved that one! She was our rebel heroine. Our condolences to the family. Much love, Judi and Marti

  19. Tina Westwood Eubanks says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with the famiy. She was a special lady

  20. Teresa Marti says:

    She lived a good life and touched many hearts. Our deepest sympathy.

  21. CYNTHIA KLEIN says:

    Always a bright star in a dark sky, she wore her smile even through the toughest time. How lucky she was to have the support of such a loving and wonderful family, including all her “extended ” family. She will be missed. May God Bless her soul and grant peace to her and the family. Such a sweet and loving person. My thought and prayers are with you all.

  22. Lloyd Waller says:

    My heartfelt condolences to Lucille’s family. I really enjoyed enjoyed bringing her some “goodies” occasionally and also visiting with her about people, times and places.Lucille and my mother (Clara York-Waller-Greene) were AFHS “Class of 1943” classmates.

  23. Sue and Scott Klein says:

    Our deepest sympathy to the family! We have many fond memories of Lou and Chuck.

  24. Don and Karen Rathke says:

    Deepest Sympathy to the family.

  25. Cheri and Bruce Nachreiner says:

    Aunt Lou will forever be loved by all!