Mary Hannah (Mathieu) Hookom
06/17/1924 -

Mary Hannah (Mathieu) Hookom passed away on Saturday, February 11, 2023, at the Sunrise Terrace Nursing and Rehabilitation Center at the age of 98. Born in Wayland, Iowa on June 17, 1924, the daughter of Robert and Adeline (Mayenzet) Mathieu, Mary would go on to graduate from Wayland High School.  After Graduation she went to work at the Moline National Bank, Moline, Illinois, and then the Wayland State Bank in Wayland, Iowa.  It was at that bank that she met the love of her life, her husband, Paul L. Hookom.  They were married almost 55 years when Paul passed away on June 17, 2002.

Mary and Paul set up the home outside of Winfield, Iowa, where they farmed and raised their family.  They had two daughters, Martha and Jane, and a son, Joe.  When Mary wasn’t busy being a homemaker, she was involved in many organizations such as the 4-H County Council (Henry County), County Chairperson of the Federated Woman’s Club, Amitie Club, Red Hat Society, and the Smoky Hall Club (neighborhood club).  Mary also served as a Church council member for Swedesburg Evangelical Lutheran Church and for 16 years (15 as secretary) on the Board of Directors of the Winfield Health Care and Retirement Center.

Knitting, sewing, gardening, and lawn care were things that Mary enjoyed doing in her free time.  Paul and Mary also enjoyed traveling, having gone to many places together across the United States of America. She also appreciated spending time with her children, grandchildren, and in later years, her great grandchildren.

Left to mourn the loss of Mary are daughters, Martha (Jim) Romig and Jane (Roger) Battin, all of Edgewood, Iowa.  Four grandchildren, Sara (Paul) Romig-Martin, Tipton, Iowa; Luke (Tracey) Romig, Edgewood, Iowa; Sam (Kristie) Battin, Elkader, Iowa; Laura (Chris Carlson) Battin, Edgewood, Iowa. Four great grandchildren, Carter and Bella Battin, Elkader, Iowa and Colleen and Karly Romig, Edgewood, Iowa.

Mary was preceded in death by her husband Paul, her parents, son Joe in infancy, four sisters, Frances Haynes, Helen Rosenberg, Eda Seelen, Emma Rehn, and one brother, Ed Mathieu.  Mary was also preceded in death by her in laws.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, February 18, 2023, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the Swedesburg Evangelical Lutheran Church.  Funeral services will follow at 11:00 a.m. at the church.  Burial will be in the Swedesburg Church Cemetery.  Following the committal service, a time of food and fellowship will be held at the Parrish Center.  Memorials may be directed to the family in memory of Mary and sent to Jane Battin, 39286 Hilton Road, Edgewood, IA 52042.  The Snyder & Hollenabugh Funeral and Cremation Services of Winfield is caring for the family.  Online condolences may be left for the family at