Eugene Harold Mathison
November 16, 1937 ~ September 30, 2021
Eugene Mathison, 83, Sioux Falls, died Thursday, September 30, 2021, at the Sanford USD Medical Center in Sioux Falls.
Eugene “Gene” H Mathison was born November 16, 1937, to Harold and Ethel (Arnott) Mathison. He was the oldest of their four children. Gene married Dorothy Trout. To this union, four children were born; Mark, Matthew, Luke, and Rachelle. Gene later married Judy Stoppleworth. They also had four children; Derrod, Querida, Kacelle, and Cametra.
Gene enjoyed taking his family camping and fishing. He and Judy enjoyed traveling and were even able to travel abroad a few times with the family. He enjoyed gardening and was excellent at remodeling homes. He
could do plumbing, electrical, countertops, tiling, and cabinetry all without asking a professional to come in. But that was just a hobby. He was also an excellent salesman which he spent his livelihood years selling everything from pots and pans, to shoes, and insurance; a true jack-of-all-trades.
Gene was an avid story and joke teller. He faithfully read his Bible every day. He enjoyed sharing with others the promises that The Bible had taught. Such as a paradise on Earth, a world without sickness and pain, a time of no more tears.
Gene is survived by his wife Judy of Sioux Falls; sons, Mark, Great Falls, MT, Matthew, Lamberton, MN, Luke, Wabasso, MN, and Derrod (Megan), Sioux Falls; daughters, Rachelle (Philip) Graff, Sanborn, MN, Querida Johnson, Sioux Falls, Kacelle (Benjamin) Mathison-Duran, Sioux Falls; one brother, Dale (Geneva) Mathison, Fairhope, AL; eight grandchildren, Jael (Justin) Richardson, Jesse Mathison, Danyette (Fernando) Trevino, Tyler (Jenna) Graff, Shaye (Shannel) Johnson, Gabriel Schroeder, Oliver Duran, and Martin Duran; and six great-grandchildren.
Gene is preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Rebecca; one brother, Robert, and one daughter, Cametra.