Duane E. Mather, 74, of Janesville and formerly from Greene, Iowa passed away on Monday, December 3, 2018 at his residence in Janesville.
Duane Edward Mather was born on May 12, 1944, the son of Eldred Charles and Blanche Louise (Beguelin) Mather in Charles City, Iowa. He attended the Greene School System thru graduation. Duane worked at Oliver tractor in Charles City from 1962 until 1963. On August 2, 1964, he was united in marriage to Rose Lee Brooks at the First Methodist Church in Greene, Iowa. From 1963 until retiring on April 30, 1993, he worked at John Deere in Waterloo.
Duane was a member of the Lions Club and a Boy Scout Leader. He enjoyed fishing with Rose, woodworking, but most especially spending time with family and friends in the woods.
Survivors are his wife, Rose Mather of Janesville, Iowa; daughter, Suzanne Maples of Tripoli, Iowa; son, Jeffrey Mather of Janesville, Iowa; nine grandchildren; eleven great grandchildren; sister, Marjorie O’Brien of Greene, Iowa and brother, Paul (Loan) Mather of Ft. Washington, Maryland. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers-in-law, Neil O’Brien and JT Brooks and by many good friends.
Duane’s body has been cremated. There will be a time of visiting and sharing with the Mather’s family on Sunday, December 16, 2018 from 9:30 until 12:30 at the Janesville Riveria Roose, 307 Maple Street, Janesville, Iowa. Memorials may be directed to the Mather’s family for a later designation and online condolences for Duane Mather may be left at www.kaisercorson.com.
Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home of Waverly, Iowa is assisting the Mather’s family with arrangements. 319-352-1187
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