Henrietta “Henny” Matthys, 85 of Wahpeton, ND, formerly of Wyndmere, ND, passed away on Tuesday, August 30, 2022, at Essentia Health in Fargo, ND. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at St. John’s Catholic Church in Wahpeton on Friday, September 2, 2022, at 12:00 PM, with visitation two hours prior to the service. Fr. Dale Lagodinski will officiate. Burial will be in St. John the Baptist Cemetery in Wyndmere. A livestream of the service will be available on the funeral home website. Arrangements have been entrusted to Vertin-Munson Funeral Home, Wahpeton.
Henrietta “Henny” (Shorma) Matthys was born October 9, 1936, in rural Liberty Grove Township in Richland County, North Dakota to Theodore “Ted” and Sophie (Lewando) Shorma. She graduated from Wyndmere High School, in Wyndmere, ND.
She married Richard Matthys on April 4, 1959, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Wyndmere, ND. The couple lived in Wahpeton, ND, and Bloomington, MN, before returning to the family farm in Tyler, ND, in 1969. During this time, she worked at the Elks Club in Wahpeton, NDSCS dining services, and enjoyed working on their family farm. She was a member of St. John’s Catholic Church in Wahpeton. Henny spent many hours crocheting doilies and hot pads for many to enjoy. She enjoyed volunteering with her sister Barb at St. Francis Nursing Home.
Henny is survived by her children, Robert (Trudy) Matthys, Farmington, MN, James (Julie) Matthys, Williston, ND, and Joel (Sharon) Matthys, Martinette, WI; grandchildren, Samantha, Ryan, Elizabeth, Tyler, and Mariah; three great-grandchildren, Evelyn, Ari, and Ensley; siblings, Pat (Emil) Resler, Mary (Earl) Strande, Ed (Pat) Shorma, and Andy (Sharon) Shorma; along with many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard; son, Ronald; grandson, Scott; parents, Theodore and Sophie; sister, Barb; baby brother, Joseph; half-brother, Tony Shorma; and half-sister, Leona Shorma.
A huge thank you to the staff at the Leach Home for all the extra love and hugs; all the nurses and doctors at Sanford and Essentia for their care; all her resident brothers and sisters at the Leach Home; the special musicians who provided entertainment; and most of all a huge thank you to Lori and Paul Sorum for all they did for Henny.