Dennis Gerald “Denny” Mathias


Dennis Gerald “Denny” Mathias
Dennis Gerald “Denny” Mathias

Dennis Gerald “Denny” Mathias, 71, of Amarillo, TX passed away on July 16, 2021.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 P.M. – 6:30 P.M., Monday, July 19, 2021, at Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Denny was born in Cedar Rapids, IA on February 25, 1950, to Helen and Mearl Mathias. He served in the United States Army and was a Christian. He was previously a member of First Pentecostal Assembly of God in Ottumwa, IA.

Denny worked for John Deere for 30 years. He was an incredible handyman that could fix anything and was willing to help anyone. He also worked for Country Estates from 2004-2008. Denny loved nature and being outdoors. He loved being around and working with animals. Even more so, he loved his family unconditionally.

Denny graduated from Pekin High School in 1969. While attending Pekin, he was in wrestling where he still holds records in the sport.

Denny married Connie Steele in Ottumwa, IA on September 19, 1970.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and brothers, Dwight Mathias, and Marland Mathias.

Survivors include his wife, Connie Mathias; daughters, Lisa Guyette and husband Jason, of Amarillo, TX, and Stacey Mathias, of Eddyville, IA; brothers, Phillip Mathias and wife Marcia, of Ottumwa, IA, Roger Mathias, of Richland, IA, and Daren Mathias and wife Peggy, of Richland, IA; sisters, Marlene Mathias, of Richland, IA, and Cindy Sylvester and husband Phil, of Richland, IA; eight grandchildren, Drake, Madisyn, Delaney, Makenna, Mallori, Dayton, Merreck, and Mavreck; and two great-grandchildren, Zayden, and Vivienne.

15 Replies to “Dennis Gerald “Denny” Mathias”

  1. Connie& family;Prayers & thoughts as I remember fondly Dennis & your time at Country Estates & the dinner get togethers. Your friend,Warren Teston

  2. Connie, Gaines and I are so sorry to hear about Dennis’ passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your daughters, and their families during this difficult time. We will continue to keep you in our prayers. We enjoyed the few times we were around Dennis and you. Please cherish your wonderful memories as no one can take them away from you. Lisa and Gaines.

  3. Connie, I was so sorry to hear of your loss. Dennis and I were classmates at both Packwood and Pekin. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  4. Connie, I’m so sorry for your loss! It’s going to be a really rough road, but, with God beside you, you’ll make it through. 💔

  5. My very sincere condolences to your family!! Denny and I were neighbors and classmates in school, It was so good to see him at our 50th class reunion. I had hoped to see you all some time this next winter but God had different plans. I still plan to meet him again! Tom Neece

  6. I am so saddened by Denny’s loss. My heart goes out to his entire family. I’m so sorry for your loss. I’m glad to have gotten to visit with him and Connie at our Pekin High School Class reunion .

  7. I’ll see you in the morning by the smile on your face —— in that city that’s built four square . 🎶🎶🎶 will miss your visits .
    Praying for the family . We are family also .
    Carroll & Beverly Stater

  8. I am going to miss your sense of humor Denny, it was an honor to know you. You will be sorely missed by all who knew you.

  9. I do remember the Mathias family. Dennis was a year ahead of me in school (Packwood Elem. & Pekin of Packwood H.S. He was in my oldest brother’s (Ron Chacey) class.

    Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

    Theresa (Terry Chacey) Vaughn

  10. Oh, Two-Guns – – – we will never forget you. Enjoy the rest of the Bootscooters up there. I’m sure you all are having a good time.

  11. Connie and family… you are in mu thoughts and prayers as you go through this hard time. Denny is such a sweetheart and I am so glad that we crossed paths in this life for the little while we did.

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