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  • Service:  2:00 p.m.  Monday at Shiloh Community Church, 8197 Heth Street, Orleans

Mr. Lyle Edwin Mathewson, age 69, of Belding, passed away early Friday morning, December 10, 2010 at Spectrum Health-United Hospital, Greenville. The son of Royal & Edith (Saubert) Mathewson, he was born on September 7, 1941 at Cedar Lake.

Following his graduation from Belding High School in 1959, he served in the U.S. Army and was a veteran of the Cold War era, serving from 1959-1962. While stationed in Germany, he met his wife, Monica Ihrig and they were married there on September 7, 1961. For 37 years Lyle worked at Extruded Metals in Belding and loved camping, fishing, and hunting. He also enjoyed working on his 1950 Ford.

Surviving are his wife of 49 years, Monica Mathewson of Belding; their children, Judy & Dennis Williams of Cedar Springs, Ginny & Jeff Hubbard of Gowen, Gloria & Michael Hirsch of Benton Harbor, and Michael & Sue Mathewson of Greenville; many grandchildren and great grandchildren; his brothers and sisters, Leo Mathewson of Columbus, Wisconsin, Virgil Mathewson of Belding, Virginia & Bob Smalley of Fenwick, Cecil & LaVerna Mathewson of Belding, Marjorie & James Stockton of Beldoing, Dorothy & Lou Mrozovich of Battle Creek, and Rex Mathewson of Sheridan; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Memorial services are at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, December 13, 2010 at Shiloh Community Church, 8197 Heth Street, Orleans, with the Rev. Kenneth Harger, officiating.

Military honors, rendered by the U.S. Army, will conclude the ceremony and a luncheon will follow. Burial will take place privately at West Montcalm Cemetery.

Envelopes for memorial contributions to the Alvah N. Belding Memorial Library will be available at the church.  To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Lyles online guest book, or to share a favorite memory, please visit:

The Christiansen Funeral Home & Cremation Center, honored providers of Veterans Funeral Care, is serving the family.


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  1. Anonymous on December 10, 2010 at 12:00 am


    12/17/2010 –

    Clayton & Ann Baker

    To our dear friends, Monnie and Judy,Ginny,Gloria, Mike and your families. You will be in our prayers as you experience the huge loss of your husband, father and grandfather. His spirit will always be with you. He demonstrated his love for all of you by things he did and his wonderful sense of humor.

    12/13/2010 –

    Gayla Schachtele

    Ginny and family, Although words cannot ease the sorrow of your loss, please know you are all in my thoughts as you go through this difficult time now and allways.

    12/13/2010 –

    Keisha mathewson

    My Grandpa was such an amazing person. He would always joke around with grandma and pick on all the kids and grandkids. He always lifted the spirt of everyone in the room. Everyone loves you grandpa, we will never forget you. Love You!AóA+

    12/11/2010 –

    Rodney Allen Greenway

    My grandfather was a great man that raised me for 9 years. he has taught me alot and was not only my grandfather, but my best friend. Rest in peace Grandpa, you will be missed and loved

    12/11/2010 –

    Conny DelVecchio

    Aunt Monika,Judy,Ginny,Gloria,Mike, and Family, Bo and I send our love and prayers to you all. Uncle Lyle will be missed, but we know he is with God and his memories will always make us smile. We love and miss you Conny and Bo Williams

    12/10/2010 –


    i am Randy+Terri Sm alley sister. and a friend of the family. my thought and prayers are with all the family.may he rest in peace.

    12/10/2010 –

    Randy and Terri Smalley

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