Woodbury County

Ryder Mathison



Memorial Service at First Lutheran Church on Sunday for Ryder Mathison

Memorial services will be held at 9:30 and 11 a.m. Sunday in the First Lutheran Church for Ryder Mathison, electrician’s mate first class, son of Mrs. Karen Mathison, Mapleton, Ia.

He was born on March 15, 1906, in Sioux City and attended schools in Sioux City and Tulare, S.D. He enlisted in the Navy at the age of 20 and had served 16 years when he was lost with his ship. He was serving as an electrician’s mate first class on the submarine Grunion when it was lost by striking a mine near the Aleutians islands, August 4, 1942.

Surviving are his mother; the widow, Violet; two daughters, Betty, 10 and Pearl, 2; four brothers, Alfred and Clarence, of Sioux City; John of Oakland, Cal.; and Glenn, a member of the armed forces in Germany; four sisters, Mrs. Gertrude Hoy of Skokie, Ill., Mrs. Martha Blinc of Sioux City, Mrs. Helen Kehoe and Miss Dorothy Mathison of Chicago.

His father, John Mathison, died March 13, 1941.

The First Lutheran Church has designated the seven Sundays following as memorial and prayers services for those of its members who have gone into the service.

Source: The Sioux City Journal, April 6, 1945 (photo included)