Leona Mathis, 89, of Winner, SD passed away on Monday, May 11, 2020 at the Winner Regional Long Term Care Facility in Winner.
Graveside service was held on Saturday, May 16, 2020 at 11 a.m. . Visitation was held on Saturday, May 16 from 10-11 a.m. at the Mason Funeral Home in Winner.
In lieu of flowers the family is asking that donations be made to the Trinity Lutheran Church Ladies Aid.
Leona was a lifelong Tripp County resident. She was born on Aug. 14, 1930 to Benjamin and Katherina (Burr) Littau at the family home near Carter, South Dakota. Leona was one of ten children.
She attended grade school at New Liberty School south of Carter. When Leona moved to Winner, she got a job working at the Westside Station for Paul Blomstrom where she met her future husband.
On Feb. 19, 1961 she was united in marriage to Richard Mathis at the Lutheran Church in Witten, South Dakota. To this union two sons were born, Todd and Scot.
Leona was a member of the Hospital Auxiliary, and a member of the Trinity Lutheran Ladies Aid.
She loved gardening, baking sugar cookies, chocolate sheet cake and feeding all of her many visitors, never sending any of them away hungry.
Leona is survived by her sons, Todd (Lisa) of Valentine, NE, and Scot of Winner, SD (Deb Sarver) of Rapid City, SD.; grandchildren Skylar of Chicago, IL, Macey of Valentine, NE, Morgan of Box Elder, SD, Colter and Lathe Sarver both of Rapid City, SD, brother Ted Littau, and sisters Edna Haase and Arlene Post and many nieces and nephews.
Leona is preceded in death by her husband Dick Mathis, parents, Benjamin and Katherina, brothers: Fred Littau, Reuben Littau, Johnny Littau and sisters; Emma Lenser Freda Legge and Luellen Littau.