Gerry L. Mathis
Date of Birth
August 3, 1931
Weston, Nebraska
Entered into Rest
January 16, 2017
Wahoo, Nebraska
Mass of Christian Burial Directions

Monday, January 23, 2017 ~ 10:00 a.m.
St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church ~ Wahoo, Nebraska
Interment at St. Francis Cemetery ~ Wahoo, Nebraska

Visitation & Rosary Directions

Sunday, January 22, 2017
Visitation ~ 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Rosary ~ 5:00 p.m.
St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church ~ Wahoo, Nebraska


In care of the family for Bishop Neumann and Wahoo sports programs or VFW Christmas Fund

Gerry L. Mathis, 85, of Wahoo, NE, entered into eternal rest on Monday, January 16, 2017 at South Haven Living Center in Wahoo.  She was born August 3, 1931 in Weston, NE to Ferdinand and Mary (Rezac) Maly.  On February 14, 1950, Gerry was married to Frank Bordovsky in Weston, NE and to this union they had seven children.  Gerry married Charles “Bud” Mathis on May 19, 1977 and they spent 36 years together until Bud died in 2013.  Through the years, Gerry worked for Hellstar, Bishop Neumann High School, Haven House and she ran an in-home daycare.  She was a member of St. Wenceslaus Church, Eagles Auxiliary, and a lifetime member of the VFW #4502 Auxiliary.

Gerry enjoyed gardening, fishing, camping, and Bingo.  She loved her family and supporting her kids, grandkids, and great-grandkids at sporting events and programs.  The grandkids had to take turns camping with Gerry and Bud.  Gerry was very proud of her Czech heritage and she loved polka music and dancing.

Gerry volunteered for VFW Bingo, luncheons, and Eagles Bingo.  For years she and Bud volunteered for the Wahoo Legion and Wahoo Baseball Association.  Gerry and Bud attended all Bishop Neumann and Wahoo High School sporting events for many years.

She is survived by children: Dave (Deb) Bordovsky, Donna (Don) Novotny, Diane (Rex) Kumpula, Doug (Linda) Bordovsky, Denise (Kenny) Chvatal, Deb Ross, Darrell Bordovsky; step-son, Pat Mathis; 24 grandchildren and 48 great-grandchildren; and sister Marcie (Frank) Urban; sisters-in-law, Rose (Bob) Iiams, Frances Cejka & Helen Mathis; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Joe & Gerry Bordovsky and Don & Mary Andrews; many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by husband Charles “Bud” Mathis; son-in-law Rick Svara; parents, five brothers and one sister.

Condolences for Gerry L. Mathis
  1. Sharon Rustermier
    • January 18, 2017 - 6 years ago

    Bordovsky Clan… I was shocked to hear of your mother’s passing I know we prayed for her at church on Sunday but had no idea she was so sick.Gerry was such a hoot and fun to be around. We will miss her coming thru drive thru for her occasional cone. Blessings and hugs to all of you!
    Tom and Sharon Rustermier

  2. Deb & Brian Konecky
    • January 18, 2017 - 6 years ago

    Sad to hear about your Mom passing. Have known this fine lady for many years. Just talked to her thanksgiving at South Haven. Your loved one has passed but she will never leave your heart and memories. Your in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless.

  3. Laurie Maly Maestas
    • January 18, 2017 - 6 years ago

    Sorry about your loss, Always enjoyed visiting with her and Bud. We enjoyed talking about the old times and family.

  4. Vicki Nicholls- Lathrop
    • January 18, 2017 - 6 years ago

    Our Thoughts and Prayers for her Family and Friends.

  5. June Treber
    • January 18, 2017 - 6 years ago

    Dear Diane, Rex and all of the family. I didn’t know your mom but she must have been quite a lady to have had raised all of you kids! I’m thinking about you and keeping you in my prayers. Big hugs, ‘June Girl’

  6. Bob & Rose Sousek
    • January 19, 2017 - 6 years ago

    So sorry to hear of your loss. You are all in our thoughts & prayers.

  7. Nancy Hakel-Smith
    • January 19, 2017 - 6 years ago

    Dave, Diane, Donna, Denise, Deb, Doug, and Darrell,
    I am was sad to see that your mom passed. I am so sorry. I have so many fond memories of all of you. Your mom was a wonderful person and a great mom. I know you will all miss her. You were all so close which says a lot about your mom. You will all be in my thoughts and prayers.
    All my love, Nancy and David

  8. Vonnie Otto Klassen
    • January 19, 2017 - 6 years ago

    Dear Diane and Rex, and family. Am saddened at the passing of Gerry. She always had a smile on her face whenever I stopped to see my mom at Saunders House. Will be thinking and praying for you.

  9. Pam Nygren
    • January 20, 2017 - 6 years ago

    Diane and Rex. I’m so sorry about the loss of your mom. Thinking of you.

  10. Kathleen Peterson
    • January 23, 2017 - 6 years ago

    Deb and Dave and family,

    I am sorry to for your loss of your mom and grandmother.
    I remember her from Weston days when we came to visit Dolores.
    Love, Kathy Roberson Peterson

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