Mathers, Charles R.
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.