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Popular retired Lodi pastor, political activist Robert Mattheis dies

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Robert Mattheis

Posted: Tuesday, July 26, 2011 12:00 am | Updated: 12:35 pm, Mon Jul 29, 2013.

Lodi lost a popular pastor who championed social justice issues on Saturday, when Robert W. Mattheis died of bone cancer at his home. He was 75.

Mattheis was pastor of St. Paul Lutheran Church for 20 years before becoming bishop of the Sierra Pacific Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America in 1994. He retired in 2002 and later became active in politics. Mattheis was president of the Greater Lodi Area Democratic Club in 2009 and 2010.

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  • Kim Lee posted at 3:13 pm on Tue, Jul 26, 2011.

    Kim Lee Posts: 1798

    May you rest in peace, Bob Mattheis. You'll be dearly missed.

  • Ross Farrow posted at 9:56 am on Tue, Jul 26, 2011.

    Ross Farrow Posts: 104

    I should add something about Bob Mattheis' celebration of life service on Aug. 3. His son, Tim Mattheis, designed the current sanctuary at St. John's Episcopal Church, where the service will be held.

  • Darlene Hall posted at 9:53 am on Tue, Jul 26, 2011.

    Darlene Hall Posts: 1

    Bishop Bob was such an amazing man. He and his family were such an important part of my adolescence, I'm so sad to learn of his passing. From baptisms, to confirmations, and weddings. He played such an important role in all of our lives. He will certainly be missed. My love, thoughts, and prayers go out to Jan, Laurie, Tim, AmyJo and Chris.



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