Charles Russell Mathers

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Charles Russell
Mathers

Mathers, Charles R.
“Russ”
Passed away peacefully on January 14, 2014. Born on August 27, 1927 in Monmouth, IL. Son of the late Clark and Gertrude (nee Reigel) Mathers. Beloved husband of Marlyn (nee Bergmann) for 64 years. Loving dad of Cheryl (Michael) Maniscalco, Scott (Margaret) Mathers and Wendy (Tim) Prater. Proud grandpa of Ryan Maniscalco and Tiera (nee Maniscalco) Gray; Clarke, Luke, Megan and Alexander Mathers; and Trevor and Brenna Prater. Special great grandpa to Chandler, Hudson and Nolan Maniscalco and Oliver Gray. Cherished brother of Nancy Visovatti. Preceded in death by his parents, brother Jack Mathers and sister Barbara Jenkins. Further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and great friends. Russ served his country in the armed forces in Korea, served his community as a Firefighter and MPO for the City of Milwaukee for 37 years, served his church as a dedicated volunteer, and was a longtime member of the Bay View Bicycle Club. Russ enjoyed the outdoors, was an avid canoeist, loved camping, woodworking, ice fishing, biking, following local sports teams, playing cards and a good game of cribbage; but most of all he delighted in time spent with family and friends. There was always a good story to be told! He will be dearly missed and remembered by many.
A visitation will be held Saturday, February 1, 2014 at Memorial United Methodist Church, 3450 S. 52nd St, Greenfield, WI. 53219 from 1:30 PM until 2:30 PM followed by the Celebration of Life at 2:30 PM.
In lieu of flowers, memorials would be appreciated to Memorial United Methodist Church.

Past Comments

tiera gray

I will always cherish the many years I had to spend with “grandpa fireman” he was always full of love, spirit, questions abf time. He never made you feel rushed and always made you feel special. Always interested in all you did! As a child there were special trips to the museum and I will never forget my great Donald Duck drawings and impressions. I love you grandpa and always will. I am lucky Oliver had the time to spend with papa Russ too he will always know you as the ice fisher and firefighter! You will be missed and never forgotten. We love you

tiera gray

I will always cherish the many years I had to spend with “grandpa fireman” he was always full of love, spirit, questions abf time. He never made you feel rushed and always made you feel special. Always interested in all you did! As a child there were special trips to the museum and I will never forget my great Donald Duck drawings and impressions. I love you grandpa and always will. I am lucky Oliver had the time to spend with papa Russ too he will always know you as the ice fisher and firefighter! You will be missed and never forgotten. We love you

Candy Becker

Words cannot express how much love I have for your family. Russ was a big part of my life as a young child growing up. I remember playing outside and around the corner came a fire truck with the lights on……Russ would get off and carry me up for a ride on the truck. I was in awe. The many get togethers that my folks had are fond memeories. In retirement, Russ took up woodworking. I have several cherished pieces that he made. He is now up in heaven with my folks and other friends and relatives……having a cardparty, I’m sure. Prayers and thoughts for your Family and to Marlyn as you remember a wonderful husband and father. Much love to you all.

Dianne Quinn

The Quinn family was very sorry to hear that Russ had passed away.
We all have fond memories of camping with the Mathers and, when I was young, spending summer days at a lake, swimming and ending the day with a cookout.
I still remember spying on the New Years Eve parties attended by the Mathers, Jenkins, Koeberts and my parents. They ended with breakfast!!! Fun times
Love you guys. You are in our thoughts and prayers, Mike and Dianne Quinn and family.

Jen Johnsen

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