Daniel Walter Mathiesen Obituary

South San Francisco, CA   April 15, 2021


On Monday, April 13, 2020, Daniel Walter Mathiesen, loving husband, father, and Papa passed away at the age of 72 in his home after a brave battle with cancer.

Dan was born on September 6, 1947 in Walthill, Nebraska. Dan was proceeded in death by his younger sister Nancy Mathiesen (1968), his youngest brother, Clarence “Teddy” Mathiesen (1979), his father, Walter Mathiesen (1985), his mother, Bessie Mathiesen (2000) and his beloved wife, Maddy (2010). Dan is survived by his daughters, Nancy (Ken) Anderson, Maryanne Mathiesen and Linda Mathiesen and his many grandchildren: Holly (Peyton) Anderson, Thomas (Mercedes) Ortiz, Kenny (Kayla – Kenny and Charlotte) Anderson, Ryan (Alison – Lucy) Anderson, Ben Ortiz, Richie (Desiree) Mathiesen, Sam Ortiz, Cole (Austin) Anderson Gaines, Abby Reimers, Josh Mathiesen and his oldest brother Thomas “Tim” Mathiesen.

Dan graduated Capuchino High School in Burlingame, California in 1965 and was drafted into the United States Army in 1967. Before deploying to Vietnam, Dan met and married Madeline Mary Estelita. Together they spent 40 years of marriage creating a beautiful life of family and “Memories that Linger”.  Dan is now with his one and only love as Maddy passed away in 2010.

Dan worked as a painter for over 45 years concluding his career with San Francisco DPW in June of 2011. His most favorite place was time spent with family and friends at his beloved cabins located in Rio Nido, California.

Due to this unprecedented year of uncertainty, Dan’s Celebration of Life will be this Friday, April 16, 2021 at Molloy’s Tavern located at 1655 Mission Road, Colma, California at 2 pm.





**Missing Dan & Maddie.

Sandie Giusti O’Balle


**Remembering Dan & Maddie.
The parties at their cabin dancing to 50 music.

Sandie Giusti O’Balle

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Sandie Giusti O'Balle
Sandie Giusti O'Balle
3 years ago

Missing Dan & Maddie.

3 years ago

Remembering Dan & Maddie.
The parties at their cabin dancing to 50 music.