The Obit For John Mathes

John L. Mathes

The Pratt Tribune
July 23, 2010


Grant, Neb. — John L. Mathes was born on May 30, 1929 at Mitchell, Mo. He died July 20, 2010.

He played professional baseball, was chief of police in Grant, Neb., and worked as city superintendent in Grant for 29 years, retiring in 1994.

He is survived by Audrey, his wife of 63 years; a daughter, Jeanne Winning of Moriarty N. M.; three sons, John David of Pratt, Mike of Topeka, and Tim of Las Vegas Nev.; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers and four sisters.

Cremation was chosen. A memorial service will be held on Saturday at the First Congregational Church in Grant. Burial of cremains will occur at a later date in the Grant Cemetery.

A memorial to the Congregational Church has been established. Bullock-Long Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.