Maydele F. Matheson, age 87, of Fairmont, went home to Jesus on Sept. 26, 2022. She passed away peacefully at Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato from congestive heart failure.
A funeral service will be held Thursday September 29 at 11AM at Zion Lutheran Church in Rake with Rev. Doug Rokke officiating. Visitation will be one hour before the service at the church. Burial will be at West Cemetery-Rake.
Maydele graduated from Rake, Iowa, High School in 1954. She left the farm in 1960, moved to Minneapolis and fell in love with the city. She worked in a variety of administrative roles until she landed a job working as a medical sterilization technician for Hennepin County Medical Center until her retirement in 2000. She returned to Rake to care for her mother, and then moved to Fairmont in 2005.
She was an active walker and loved the outdoors. She was an enthusiastic Vikings fan, and no one could replicate her popcorn cake, a Christmas favorite.
Maydele possessed an independent streak and a self-reliant attitude. She lived on her own for 40 years in downtown Minneapolis navigating public transportation like a pro. She will be remembered for her quiet smile, a quick laugh and easy-going demeanor.
She attended Fairmont Baptist Church, Bethel Church in Fairmont and was a former member of Zion Lutheran Church in Rake.
Maydele is survived by her brothers Dale (Jeanette) Matheson; Bennett Matheson; Randy (Beth) Matheson, many nieces and nephews, cousins and other family and friends.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Edgar and Gudrun Matheson; brother, Everett Matheson; and sister Karen (Matheson) Wickline.