Colleen Mathison, age 89, passed away Wednesday, July 14, 2021 at Dougherty Hospice in Sioux Falls. 

Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 AM on Monday, July 19 at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church with Father Anthony Urban as the Celebrant. Visitation will start at 9:30 AM at Rustand-Weiland Funeral Chapel.  Burial will be in St. Thomas Catholic Cemetery.  The funeral will be livestreamed on the funeral chapel Facebook page.  Online registry is at  

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be directed to St. Thomas Church or Cemetery, 415 N. Van Eps Ave., Madison, SD  57042. 

Colleen Mary Kaiser was born in Wheaton, MN, on January 10, 1932, to Lawrence & Mary (Pirmantgen) Kaiser. She moved to Madison, SD, from Sisseton, SD, at an early age. She attended high school in Madison and went on to obtain an elementary education degree from General Beadle College in Madison. Colleen taught one year at Jasper, MN, then returned to Madison where she married John “Cal” Calvin Mathison on August 25, 1954.

Colleen had numerous early interests in life, but soon her wonderful friends and beautiful children gave her the greatest joy. She was a superb cook and loved to have the whole family back during the holidays where she could prepare her masterpiece meals.

Her beautiful life will forever be cherished in the lives of her children: Patricia (Martin) Bradley of Plymouth, MN, Jill (Greg) Hollister of Rapid City, SD, Scott (Karen) Mathison of Madison, SD, Mike (Jama) Mathison of Yankton, SD, Bob (Donna) Mathison of Madison, SD, Colleen (Rhett) Garrett of Guthrie, OK, John (Molly) Mathison of Sioux Falls, SD; sixteen grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren and sister, Mary Jean Filippi of Little Falls, MN.

Colleen was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Pauline Mathison of Madison, SD; granddaughter, Katelyn Mathison of Sioux Falls, SD; and brother, Curtis Kaiser of Alexandria, MN.