Arthur Mathison

arthur mathison
Arthur Byron Mathison died on Tuesday, December 18, 2018 in Eventide Senior Living, Jamestown, North Dakota. Art was born October 27, 1930 on the family farm south of Hickson, North Dakota to Ole and Minnie (Johnson) Mathison. He was baptized in his Aunt’s home in Wolverton, MN and confirmed at the Hickson Lutheran Church. Art attended Hickson Public School and graduated from Comstock High School, Comstock, MN in 1949, where he was on the Varsity Basketball Team. He enlisted in the Navy in 1951 and served on the ship USS Canisteo. After his discharge in 1955, he started farming with his brothers. Art enjoyed all sports, hunting, fishing, softball, bowling, pool and especially golf. He was a former member of Oxbow Country Club, Hawley Golf Course and the Senior Tour. He had several hole in ones. Art also was a Bison Football Season ticket holder. He also belonged to the Sons of Norway, Eagles, VFW and American Legion. Art is survived by his sister, Marlys Mertz of Moorhead; his brother, Ralph of Fargo; sisters-in-law, Lois, Mary and Alice Mathison; and 20 nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers – Joseph, Maynard, Oliver, Howard and Allen; and his sister, Inez Boseley. Visitation will be held on Friday, December 21, 2018 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm with the Memorial Service at 2:00 pm at Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center, Fargo, North Dakota. Private family burial will be at a later date at the Hemnes Cemetery near Christine, ND.

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  1. Probably my favorite uncle, still have memories of working in the fields (driving a tractor or truck) with him as a teenager. He will be missed…

  2. I remember ⛳ golfing with him when he got one of his holes in one.His 6 iron flew 100 feet in the air.He was so happy .He will be missed.

  3. Very sorry for your loss. Lots of good memories with the “Mathison Clan” , but Im sure they are having a great reunion in Heaven right now. Prayers and hugs to family and friends!!

  4. I’m so sorry to find out out Art passed away. What a great man! He cared for my Mom, Dorothy Vangrud so much! I have been searching for his address and finally discovered he passed away right across the street from us in Jamestown. I wish we would have known he was there, we could have visited him.
    You picked the perfect picture of him! We invited him to our house a few times in Jamestown and he came. He came to our daughter’s wedding in Fargo but didn’t stay long. We always considered him part of our family. I hope you get this note. Debra Thingstad

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