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Tamie Matheny

Van Horne

Tamie Matheny, 38, passed away Friday, Nov. 9, 2018, from injuries received in a motor vehicle accident in Tama County. Memorial services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, at the Benton Community High School auditorium. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16, at the auditorium. Interment will be held at St. John Lutheran Cemetery, Newhall. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established. The bright person Tamie was, she loved pink and bling, the family encourages everyone to dress in similar attire at the memorial service.
Tamie was born April 25, 1980, in Vinton, the daughter of Jeff and Michelle (Welter) Matheny. She graduated from Benton Community High School with the Class of 1998. She graduated from S.E.C.C. in Burlington as a paramedic and later obtained her critical care paramedic certificate. She currently was working at Wolfe Eye Clinic in Hiawatha. Tamie was a certified firefighter II and a certified firefighter instructor. She was known as a social butterfly and was very involved with FFA and 4-H that all of her children are involved in. She was a member of the Van Horne First Responders and had served on various EMS organizations, including North Benton Ambulance in Vinton.
Survivors include her children, Tate Kettler and his father, Ben (Jessi) Kettler, Ashlyn and Caden Erger and their father, Paul Erger; her parents, Michelle and Jeff Matheny; her brother, Matt (Stephanie) Matheny; her nephews, Nate and Gabe Matheny; her adopted toddlers, Kenzi and Karlee; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins; and her EMS family.
Tamie was preceded in death by her brother, Tony Olson; her paternal grandparents, Lyle and Gerri Matheny; and her maternal grandparents, Vince and Ann Welter.
Online condolences: www.phillipsfuneralhomes.com.