Carl “Bud” “Governor” Matthies, 89, New Richland

Published 10:38 am Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Carl “Bud” “Governor” Matthies, 89, of New Richland, passed away Tuesday, May 1, 2012, in Bullhead City, Ariz. A celebration of his life will be tentative date of June 14.


Carl was born June 19, 1922, in New Richland, to Carl F. and Bertha (Halvorson) Matthies. He retired as a “farmer” and road grader operator. He was a former Lion’s Club member and a bowling team member.

Carl loved to hunt in Wyoming, loved to travel the country, relaxed at his favorite casinos and made many friends as he went through live.

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His family will truly miss him: son Steven (Mary) Matthies of Lakeside, Ariz., daughter Wendy Linderman of Bullhead City, Ariz.; grandchildren; Stephen Matthies of Red Wing, Michele Matthies Graunke of Victoria, Chris Matthies of Chaska and Eric Matthies of Chaska; great-grandchildren: Danielle, Anthony, Nicole, Amy, Miranda, Lucas, Emma, Hayley and Chistopher.

He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Jeanne Marie (Christensen) Matthies; brothers: Otto, Fred, Orville and Ralph; sisters: Cora, Ella, Elsie and Clara; and great-grandchild, Brandon Matthies.