WESTBY — Harland Mathison, 91, of Westby passed away Thursday, June 15, 2017, at the Vernon Manor Nursing Home in Viroqua.
He was born April 24, 1926, at home on Rognstad Ridge in rural Cashton. He married Eunice Christianson in Westby, March 1, 1952. Harland was a life long member of North Coon Prairie Lutheran Church in Newry, Wis.
Harland and Eunice farmed on Rognstad Ridge on the Mathison family farm until his retirement in 2000. He was a school bus driver for 28 years for the Westby School District, a job he loved dearly, as he watched the children on his route grow up. Harland was a loving devoted husband, father, and grandfather, who enjoyed spending time with his family.
Harland is survived by his wife of 65 years, Eunice; two sons, Gary (Barb) Mathison, and Daniel Mathison; one daughter, Jane (Keith) Hanson; grandchildren, Nicole Westlund, Scott (Jodi) Mathison, Craig Mathison, Eric Mathison, Kris (Kelli) Hanson, Jennifer (Jamie Lunde) Hanson, Nicky (Mike) Lineberry and Jason (Krista) Dreves; and 18 great-grandchildren; one brother, Trygve (Karan) Mathison; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Andrew and Helen (Peterson) Mathison; in-laws, Gilbert and Alfhild Christianson; sisters-in-law, Gladys Grindle and Muriel Bushek; brothers-in-law, Otis Offerdahl, Sylvester Bushek, Eldon Johnson and Ralph Grindle; and nephew, Brent Mathison.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 20, at the North Coon Prairie Church. Pastor John Dumke will officiate with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, June 19, at the Vosseteig Funeral Home, 708 S. Main St., in Westby. Friends may also call from 10 a.m. till the time of service at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the church.
In lieu of plants or flowers, memorials may be given to the North Coon Prairie Church.
Online Condolences may be offered at www.VossFH.com. The Vosseteig Funeral Home of Westby is serving the family.