|11/28/2012 11:30:00 AM|
Frederick Mathieu Jr.
Frederick Mathieu Jr., 81, of Lehigh Acres, Fla., formerly of Peru and La Salle, died Oct. 25, 2012, in his home.
Cremation has been accorded.
Graveside military services will be at a later date at Sarasota National Cemetery, Sarasota, Florida.
Arrangements are through Hodges Funeral Home at Lee Memorial Park, Fort Myers, Fla.
Mr. Mathieu was born Oct. 12, 1931, in Peru to Frederick and Marie (Rydlewski) Sr.
He served as a staff sergeant 1952-1954 in the Korean War.
He attended St. Joseph Catholic Grade School and La Salle-Peru Township High School.
He worked at Norm Neff Ford in Peru.
In Florida, he was a set-up man in many factories.
Survivors include one daughter, Mary Patricia (Charles) Rylander of Oglesby; one son, Frederick Mathieu III of Lehigh Acres; three grandchildren, Ashley Rylander of Oglesby, Eric Mathieu of Ottawa and Fred K. Mathieu of Lehigh Acres; one great-grandson, Jace Mathieu of Ottawa; and one brother, James (Wanda) Mathieu of Yorkville.
He was preceded in death by one son, Thomas; two children at birth; one brother, Ed Mathieu; and two sisters, Elaine Berry and Shirley Jesilowski.
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