Eileen Matteson

Eileen Mary Matteson

January 25th, 1921 - December 8th, 2018
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Eileen Matteson, age 97, of Watertown, SD gained her eternal reward on Saturday, December 8, 2018 at Jenkins Living Center.

Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m., Friday, December 14, 2018 at Wight & Comes Funeral Chapel in Watertown with visitation one hour prior to the service. Interment will be at St. Mary's Cemetery in Watertown.

Pallbearers will be Terry Hemiller, Kelly Matteson, Darvin Knight, Mark Matteson, Brian Matteson and Jeffery Selchert.

Eileen Mary Matteson was born January 25, 1921 on a farm near Thomas, South Dakota to Albert Olif and Mary Bertha (Schickedanz) Engwell. She grew up in Hazel, South Dakota, was confirmed at the United Methodist Church and graduated from Hazel High School. Eileen married Carl W. Matteson on May 23, 1941 at Immaculate Conception Church in Watertown, South Dakota. After their marriage they bought a small house on the west side of Watertown where she lived for over 70 years. Eileen enjoyed being a mother and housewife. Eileen and Carl celebrated 62 years together at the time of Carl's death on January 19, 2004.

Eileen was a member of Immaculate Conception Church. Throughout her nearly 98 years on this earth, she enjoyed many hobbies including a large collection of porcelain dolls, and visiting with family and friends. She also enjoyed taking pictures with her 110 camera. During her final years she enjoyed reading Christian books.

Eileen is survived by her daughter, Carolyn (Harold) Herbranson of White, SD, and son, Craig (Deanna) Matteson of Watertown, SD; four grandsons, Terry (Jeannie) Hemiller of Knoxville, TN, Kelly (Kara) Matteson of Watertown, SD, Darvin (Keisha) Knight of Little Rock, AR and Mark (Megan) Matteson of Watertown, SD; 13 great-grandchildren, plus one more on the way; and 15 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Carl; brother, Harold (Elma) Engwell; daughter, Sandy Knight Morrison; and grandchildren, Paul Hemiller, Jr. and Roxanne Hemiller.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday December 14th, 2018 | 10:30am - 11:00am
    Friday December 14th, 2018 10:30am - 11:00am
    Wight & Comes Funeral Chapel
    1111 4th St NE
    WATERTOWN, SD 57201
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Friday December 14th, 2018 | 11:00am
    Friday December 14th, 2018 11:00am
    Wight & Comes Funeral Chapel
    1111 4th St NE
    WATERTOWN, SD 57201
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


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Tim Frewing Eileen was a neat lady, and she was my friend. I will miss her. 12/14/2018 &nbsp; Adelia Hemiller Carol and Craig, Im so sorry for loss of your mother. Just hold close all the wonderful times with her. And all the memories you have made. God Bless you both and your families. My thoughts and prayers are with you. 12/12/2018 &nbsp; Phil Brooks Craig , I am so sorry for you and your families loss. 12/12/2018 &nbsp; Randy I So sorry for your loss... 12/11/2018 &nbsp; Linda May the God of all comfort be with your family at this difficult time. 2 Cor 1:3,4 12/10/2018 &nbsp; D. Hetrick Dear Family, I am so sorry for your loss. May Gods promise bring you comfort. There will be a new earth... and He will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore... I am making all things new. Revelation 21:1-5 12/10/2018 &nbsp; Ron & Vinceen Hanson Sorry to hear of Eileens passing. Enjoyed having her as a neighbor for many years. Our sympathy to her family during this difficult time. 12/08/2018 &nbsp; Laura Johnson So sorry to hear of her passing. She was an amazing woman and will be missed! I will never forget the time spent with her, when she was making sure I believed in God and that I knew all about faith. Prayers to you all <3 12/08/2018 &nbsp;

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