I am honored to be your Incoming State Madam President. I would like to tell you a little about myself. I was born in Omaha, NE to my wonderful parents, Joe and Pauline Rath. I have 2 older brothers and 1 older sister and 1 younger adopted brother, who was a foster child. My parents had foster children most of my childhood and into my kids’ childhood!
I graduated from Benson High School in 1974 and was married in 1975 to Phil Liekhus and we had 3 wonderful sons, Patrick, Philip and Preston, we later divorced. From my 3 sons I have 5 VERY handsome grandsons and one Princess!
I later met and married Ervin Mathiesen. He insisted I joined the Eagles even though I wasn’t too sure about it. Between him and PSMP Marge Bennett they convinced me the Eagles was a great organization. They sure wouldn’t have to say much today to make me believe that! Erv always told me if something happened to him the Eagles would be there for me. When he passed away in 2015, I was so glad I had the Eagles!
I met my 3rd (AND FINAL) husband, Steven Beiermann at an Eagles Halloween party in Elkhorn. We were married May 11, 2018. I gained 3 sons and a daughter along with 3 grandsons and 2 grand daughters
When I first became a state officer my partner was Larry Biss, since that first year I have been partnered with Larry Biss, Larry Mora, Larry Mattson and Marv Marshall. I figured the odds had it I would have the honor of having a Larry for my partner as Presidents. I just wasn’t sure which Larry!