Robert Miller Mathews

Apr 5, 2018


Will be held at 2pm Saturday, April 7, 2018 at Kearns Funeral Service Kimball Chapel with full military honors. 


Will be held one hour prior to services at the Funeral Home. 


At a later date in the Garden of Memories Cemetery.


May be directed to the family.


Robert M. Mathews, 95, of Waterloo, died Thursday, April 5, 2018 at UnityPoint Health - Allen Hospital. He was born September 18, 1922 in Mount Vernon the son of Bret & Hazel Mathews. He was graduate of Tipton High School.

Robert married Roseann Abeel Mathews May 6, 1950 in Austin, Minnesota. She preceded him in death on January 26, 2008.

Robert honorably served his country in the United States Army during World War II. He served in the European Theater with the 101st Airborne earning 4 bronze stars during his service. He also worked for John Deere for 31 years.

He was a member of New Beginnings Wesleyan Church in Waterloo and American Legion Post #138.

Survived: by two sons, David (Sharon) Mathews of Englewood, Colorado and Bret (Tamara) Mathews of Hiawatha, IA; a sister Elaine Hoy of Mechanicsville, IA; three grandchildren, Jonathan (Aurora) Mathews of New Braunfels, TX , Jeffrey (Elissa) Mathews of Waterloo, and Christianne (Jonathan) Wood of Denver, CO, and eight great grandchildren, Zach, Kyler, Ryley, Madison, Andrea, Bret, Sean, and Savanna.

Preceded in death by: his wife Roseann, a sister Mary, and a brother Thomas.

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  1. Kathy Weber | Apr 13, 2018

    Dave and Sharon Mathews,

    Accept our deepest sympathy at the passing of Robert. Losing a parent is always tough.

    I remember the hole in my life when my dad died. But i know he is now in heaven and not suffering here on earth.

    We were out of town, so we just noticed the announcement in the paper.

    We will keep you and your family in our prayers.

    My mom is 94 and been struggling with congestive heart failure and now is a nursing home resident. 

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