Stanley Mathison, of Mora, Minnesota died on Tuesday, July 9, 2013 at his home. He was 80 years old.
MEMORIAL SERVICES will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Friday, July 19th at Calvary Lutheran Church in Mora with Rev. Dean Oelfke officiating.
MEMORIAL VISITATION will be 1 hour prior to the service on Friday at the church.
After a short six month battle with brain cancer, Stanley Ivar Mathison of Mora died at his home with family at his side on Tuesday, July 9, 2013. He was 80 years old.
Stanley was born on September 4, 1932 at home in Knife Lake Township, Kanabec County to Charlotte (Olson) and Ivar Mathison. He grew up on the farm, the fifth of seven children. He attended Hamilton School, then Mora High School where he graduated in 1951. He then attended the U of M Agricultural School until he had to return home to help his parents with the farm.
Stanley married Lois (Olson) on November 6, 1954. He was called to serve his country in the United States Army on December 8th, 1954.
On the 4th of August, 1955 a daughter, Vicki, was born. Son, Stephen was born on November 29th, 1957 and a son, Kevin on November 14th, 1961. Stanley raised his family on the home farm, milking cows and driving school bus before starting Mathison Construction.
He served on the board of the Co-op and Knife Lake Township as supervisor for many years. Stan was a member of Calvary Lutheran Church which his father Ivar helped to construct by doing the stonework. His thoughts of home were always warm and enduring as were his thoughts of wife, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He is dearly loved and will be greatly missed.
Stanley was preceded in death by his parents, Ivar & Charlotte; brother, Kenneth Mathison; sisters, Marie Peterson, Irene Workman and Leona Lancrain; niece Carolyn Martens, nephews Greg Martens, Lynn Mathison, David Regan and brothers-in-law, Clarence Lancrain and Gary Martens.
Stan is survived by his wife, Lois; daughter, Rev. Vicki (Dave) VanderVegt; sons, Stephen (Karen) Mathison , Kevin (Julie) Mathison; grandchildren, Matthew (Camille) Vander Vegt, Jennifer (Ben) Neel, Jacob (Lake) Mathison, Jaclyn (Gonzalo Marenco )Mathison, Jessica Mathison, Derek (Megan Hamstad) Mathison, and Cody Mathison; great-granchildren, William Runyan, Libbie and Roegan Vander Vegt, Owen and Gabriel Neel; sisters, Ella Martens, Ellen (Robert) Regan and nephews Rick (Janet) Martens, Doug (Michelle) Regan and Dan Regan. Many other nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.