Eric L. Mathes

Eric L. Mathes, 43, of Ripon, died Friday, October 15, 2021. at Ascension Mercy Medical Center in Oshkosh. He was born on March 30, 1978, the son of William and Lou Ann (Koenigs) Mathes in Fond du Lac. Eric was a graduate of Goodrich High School in Fond du Lac in 1996. He went on to earn his associates degree from UTI in Illinois. Eric worked for Oshkosh Corporation as a mechanic. In his spare time, Eric loved to be on the water, fishing.

He is survived by his son, Tyler Mathes; two daughters, Katelyn and Brianna Mathes; father, Bill (Nancy) Mathes; brother, Greg Mathes; four step siblings; Tina (Randy) Collins, Sherry Schuh, Gregory Schuh, and Michelle (Kurt) Zeitler; mother-in-law, Connie Wahoske; and many uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, and other relatives. He was preceded in death by his mother, Lou Ann Koenigs; and father-in-law, Dennis Wahoske.

The visitation will be held on Wednesday, October 20, 2021, from 3-7 PM at Uecker-Witt Funeral Home and then again, on Thursday, October 21, 2021, from 10-11 AM at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 1724 Madison St, New Holstein, WI 53061. A memorial mass will follow the visitation at church on Thursday at 11 AM with burial to follow. Cremation will take place after the visitation on Wednesday.

Services are in the care of Uecker-Witt Funeral Home, 524 North Park Avenue, Fond du Lac, WI, 54935. Additional information and guestbook can be found at