YANKTON, S.D.— Louise Nina (Remington) Matthies, 76, Avera Majestic Bluff Nursing Home, Yankton, S.D., died Sept. 24, 2019.
Funeral services for Louise were Sept. 30 at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Randolph. Officiate was Rev. Trudy Powell.
Interment was at Hillcrest Memorial-Park Cemetery, Norfolk.
Visitation for Louise was Sunday at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Randolph.
Pallbearers were Roger Dowling, Jim Cunningham, Dan Blunck, Mike Wortman, Todd Hora and Tom Gause.
Honorary Pallbearers were Kirby Hora,
Cody Hora, Mikala Hora and Jax Gause.
Louise was born Jan. 25, 1943, to Richard and Vera (Cunningham) Remington and raised north of Randolph. She was baptized and confirmed at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Randolph. Louise is currently a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Yankton.
Louise graduated from Randolph High School in 1961. After graduation, she went to work cleaning homes and caring for children, after which time she worked at various nursing homes around Randolph. She later moved to Norfolk and continued working there. She met and later married her husband, Dale Matthies, in Norfolk Oct. 3, 1988. Louise and Dale worked in Norfolk for some time. After her husband’s death, she moved to Yankton to work and be near family. She continued cleaning homes and working as nurse’s aide, as well as doing laundry at a local laundry company. Louise’s favorite job though, was working at The Center in Yankton, cleaning and helping out where needed.
Louise loved music and had taken piano lessons at an early age. After getting her first car she proceeded to take dance lessons. She loved music and her greatest love was Country Western and “good ol’ Rock N Roll.” She loved family dinners and especially family holiday get togethers, loved to go out and eat with friends and family, go shopping with her sister, as well as spending time with her sis.
Louise was always eager to share her day’s stories and get any advice she could from her sister. She had learned to knit from her mom at an early age. She was always trying to make something different and as most things Louise had or made, she would try to give away.
Louise entered Majestic Nursing Home, Yankton, due to health issues. She loved to play bingo and would usually win, so she would save this money and use it to go out and eat with the residents. She also enjoyed getting her hair and nails done and loved to put on her makeup just about every day. She was a spicy gal and had a mind of her own and was always quick to tell you when she didn’t agree with you.
Louise is survived by her sister Linda (Roger) Hora, Yankton, S.D.; niece, Sheri (Tom ) Gause, Yankton, S.D.; nephew, Todd (Jen) Hora, Sioux Falls, S.D.; three great-nephews, Kirby and Cody Hora, and Jax Gause; and great-niece, Mikala Hora, plus aunts, uncles and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Dale Matthies; and parents, Richard and Vera Remington.