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Paul D. Mathwig

August 2, 1963 ~ September 30, 2021 (age 58)


Paul D. Mathwig, age 58 of Arlington passed away Thursday, September 30, 2021. Funeral services will be 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 5th at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Green Isle. Visitation will be 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. Monday, October 4th at the Kolden Funeral Home in Arlington with visitation continuing from Noon until service time Tuesday at the church. Interment will be in the church cemetery. 

Paul Douglas Mathwig was born on August 2, 1963 in Gaylord to Ernest and Dorothy (Hoppe) Mathwig. He attended and graduated from Arlington Green Isle High School on May 27, 1981. He furthered his education by attending Hutchinson Technical College and graduated in the area of Metrology. Paul worked on the family farm until his parent’s retirement. His field service job brought him various employments including Schwan’s, Worldwide, Elkay Manufacturing and Goebel. 

Paul married Susan Oelfke on February 13, 1982 at Emanuel Lutheran Church in Hamburg. Paul was one of the first Figure 8 racers at the Arlington Raceway, he was a Boy Scout leader, FFA member, and always encouraged his children to be successful and was involved in their passions. Paul enjoyed cooking, hunting, canning, fishing, trapping, gardening and playing Sheephead. He was always up to a good pork burger at Porky’s during the Sibley County Fair. He enjoyed squirt gun fights with the grandchildren and all things family.

Paul is survived by his Wife, Susan Mathwig; Children, Amanda Westphal and her husband, Lance, Daniel Mathwig, Matthew Mathwig, Jenna Mathews and her husband, David, Caitlyn Mathwig and Joe McClellan; Extended Family Sergio Tigre, Emily Evans; Grandchildren, Isabel Tigre, Jocelyn Tigre, Kristen Tigre, Leah Westphal, Hailey Mathwig, Blake Mathews, Bryce Mathews, Savannah Mathews, Riley McClellan, Spencer McClellan; Sister, Bonnie Tuchtenhagen and her husband Rich; Brothers, Warren Mathwig, Ellerd Mathwig and his wife Barb, Bruce Mathwig and his wife Lorinda, John Mathwig and his wife Althea, Mark Mathwig and his wife Barb, Eric Mathwig and his wife Bev, Ross Mathwig and his wife Kris; Uncle, Chester Mathwig; Aunt, Gladys Mathwig;  Mother-in-law, Vera Oelfke; Brother-In-law, Bradley Oelfke and his wife Kathy; Uncles, Leonard Albers, Maynard Albers (Nancy); Aunts, Melva Albers, Marlys Thomas (Gerry); Godchildren, Teresa Evenson, Krysta Oelfke, Ethan Pomplun; Many Nieces, Nephews, Cousins, and friends. 

Paul is Preceded in death by his Parents, Ernest and Dorothy Mathwig; Father-In-Law, Ronald Oelfke.

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October 4, 2021

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Kolden Funeral Home - Arlington
310 W. Adams Street
Arlington, MN 55307

Funeral Service
October 5, 2021

1:00 PM
St. Paul's Lutheran Church
240 Cleveland Ave.
Green Isle, MN 55338

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