Mattheis, Arthur

arthur mattheisArthur Mattheis passed away on July 9, 2013 at the age of 83.  He was born in Hanna, Alberta on December 25, 1929 to Daniel and Caroline Mattheis.
Art grew up and farmed at Scapa, Alberta until 1986 when he sold his farm for health reasons and then moved to Stettler, Alberta until his passing.
Art attended and received his diploma from Olds School of Agriculture for two winters and moved on to Calgary and attended a barber school. He was a barber in a Hanna shop for several years.
Art raised purebred Hereford cattle and loved grain farming. He was also very musically inclined and played piano and accordian for many local dances.
Another of his enjoyments was beautiful artwork and this was evident in the lovely acreage he developed northwest of Erskine, which became locally known as Art’s Park.
Many waitresses in the Stettler restaurants knew him from his frequent visits.
Art was quite reserved when it came to personal relationships, however, not so with his nephews and nieces who seemed to get quite a charge out of him. They shall cherish his friendship and memories: Earl and Ronald Miller, Arron and Melanie Mattheis, Rene, Robert and Karen Debre, Kimerlei and Tyler Mattheis and Devon, Dale and Lynette Pfahl.
Art leaves to mourn his loving family: his brother Edwin and Ruth, his sister Irma and Henry Debre, adopted sister Hilde Pfahl and brother Gus and June, as well as other family and friends.
Art was predeceased by his sister and brothers-in-law Anne and Harvey Miller and Wilbert Pfahl.
A funeral service for Art was held on Tuesday, July 16, 2013 at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Stettler, Alberta with Reverend Ross Helgeton officiating. Art was laid to rest at Lake View Cemetery in Stettler, Alberta. Donations in memory may be made to Red Cross Society c/o Stettler Funeral Home and Crematorium, Box 1780 Stettler, Alberta T0C 2L0, who were entrusted with the care and funeral arrangements.
To send or view condolences to Art’s family, please visit www.stettlerfuneralhome.com.
Stettler Funeral Home and Parkview Funeral Chapels and Crematorium entrusted with the care and funeral arrangements.  403-742-3422 or 403-882-3141.

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