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Nancy G. Mathisen


1921 - 2018 Obituary Condolences
December 31, 1921 - February 3, 2018 Born and raised in South Milwaukee, WI, an only child, Nancy attended an all girl's Catholic school. She left WI to attend Western State Colorado University where she earned a Bachelor's degree, and was a member of Alpha Sigma Alpha Sorority, becoming a National Officer years later. After earning her BA, Nancy then enlisted in the Army during WWII. She was stationed 2 years in New Guinea and the Philippines, assigned to the Provost Marshal's Office at the rank of S/Sgt. Nancy returned to WSCU and earned a double Master's degree, then moved to CA and worked at the LA Times where she met and married Alex O. Mathisen. Together, they raised 4 children and resided in Anaheim for 62 years where she was heavily involved in her children's school functions and outside extra curricular activities. She was always present and supported all of her children's activities. Nancy was a devoted, loving daughter, wife, mother and grandmother who had a deep Catholic faith and when not involved in family functions, gave her time to volunteering for over 30 years to the Braille Institute, Martin Luther Hospital (Anaheim), Anaheim Memorial Hospital and St Justin's Martyr Church where she provided for and fed the needy. Preceded in death by husband, Alex, she leaves behind her children, Tom, Terry, Ted and Monica; 3 grandchildren and a great-grandchild. She will be forever missed as she is loved. The family is eternally grateful for the TLC from Mila and Rose who will forever be in our hearts. Funeral Services are February 13th at St Justin Martyr's Church in Anaheim at 11:00 a.m.
Published in the Los Angeles Times from Feb. 9 to Feb. 11, 2018
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