Richard Mathis, 88
Richard “Dick” Mathis, a long time Winner businessman passed away on January 8, 2020, at Winner Regional Hospital, due to complications following a heart attack. Prayer service was held on Friday, January 10, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Winner, SD. A visitation was held one hour prior. Committal service was held on Saturday, January 11, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at the Winner City Cemetery.
Richard Leet Mathis was born on February 17, 1931 to Truman and Louise (Metzger) Mathis in Mt. Vernon, SD. Dick was raised on various farms in Eastern South Dakota until joining the U.S. Military in 1952 during the Korean Conflict.
In 1958, Dick and his brother Doyle purchased the International Harvester Implement Dealership in Winner, SD. In March of 2018, they celebrated 60 years of business. Most recently, you could find Dick sitting next to the coffee and popcorn machine as you entered the store, ready to chat with long time customers.
Dick was united in marriage to Leona Littau on February 19, 1961. To this union brought two sons, Todd and Scot. Dick and Leona resided in Winner, SD during their 59 years of marriage. Dick served as a Winner City Councilman, and also on the Trinity Lutheran Church council. He also was involved with the building of the new Lutheran Church. Dick was a devoted husband visiting his wife every day at the Winner Long-Term Healthcare Facility.
Dick is survived by his wife Leona, sons Todd (Lisa) of Valentine and Scot of Winner, SD (Deb Sarver) of Rapid City, SD. His grandchildren Skylar, of Chicago, IL, Macey, of Valentine and Morgan of Box Elder, SD, Colter and Lathe Sarver both of Rapid City, SD. Along with many brothers-inlaw, sisters-in-law and nieces and nephews.
Dick is preceded in death by his parents, Truman and Louise, and brothers Art and Doyle.