April 21, 1915 – Thursday, February 5, 2009
Zion Lutheran Church in Buffalo
Monday, February 6, 2009
Marjorie Louise Mattson age 93, of Buffalo, passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 5, 2009 at Park Terrace Memory Care Facility in Buffalo. She was born on April 21, 1915 in Cokato, MN, the daughter of Ludvig “Nels” and Louise Stevenson. Marjorie was baptized on September 4, 1915 in Minneapolis, MN and confirmed her faith on May 27, 1928 at Cokato Lutheran Church. She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Buffalo for 70 years. On November 13, 1937, she married Willard “Bill” Mattson, who preceded her in death in 1985, along with siblings, Dorothy Ramberg and Stanley Stevenson. Marjorie is survived by her two children, Carol Arko of Buffalo, MN and Dr. Neil Mattson of Cokato, MN; sister, Betty Corwin of Albuquerque, NM; grandchildren, Mark (Robyn) Kindahl, Shannon Mattson, Melody Hoffman, Sven Mattson, Luke Mattson and Terry (Maggie) Arko; 8 great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Marj was an extremely loving mother and grandmother and was loved by everyone who met her. She touched many people’s lives. Along with being very talented with ceramics and china painting, Marj was an accomplished knitter and was involved in many activities at Zion Lutheran Church. Funeral service was held on Monday, February 9, 2009 at 11:00 am at Zion Lutheran Church in Buffalo. Visitation was from 4-8 pm Sunday at The Peterson Chapel Buffalo Funeral Home. Further visitation was one hour prior to the service at church. Interment was at Zion Lutheran Cemetery. Pastor Chris Hagen officiated, Diane Johnson played the organ and Sheldon Hedin sang. The pallbearers were, Sven Mattson, Luke Mattson, Mark Kindahl, Gary Stevenson, Craig Stevenson and Richard Ramberg. Arrangements were entrusted to The Peterson Chapel Buffalo Funeral Home.