STANLEY MATHISON

S. Mathison webphotoStanley 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.

7 guestbook entries for STANLEY MATHISON

  1. Denny & Ruth Workman July 12, 2013 at 4:49 pm #

    Lois & Family,
    We are very sorry to hear of the loss of Stanley. Even though we haven’t kept in touch over the years, Stanley has always had and always will have a special place in our hearts. The many stories Denny has told me and our children of Uncle Stanley and his summers on the farm have been thoroughly entertaining and were filled with respect and admiration. Our love and prayers go out to all of you at this difficult time. May God’s Peace comfort you in the days ahead. Love, Denny and Ruth Workman

  2. Jill Krogh July 12, 2013 at 7:05 pm #

    Sorry to hear of Stanley’s passing. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. – Jill & Arthur

  3. Clyde and Merry Olson July 12, 2013 at 7:44 pm #

    Sorry to hear of Stanley’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  4. Marilyn Smith July 13, 2013 at 1:13 pm #

    Lois—Sorry to hear about Stanley. Will be praying for you and your family during this difficult time. Mikie

  5. Red Fredrickson July 13, 2013 at 4:50 pm #

    Stan will be missed by many, I really looked up to Stan, He was a great,respectable , honest man. I always enjoyed seeing him. I’m sure his family is very proud of him, Red

  6. Vernon & Lyla Veenhuis July 20, 2013 at 3:51 pm #

    Sorry to hear of Stanley’s death. He built our house in 1993 and since then have always considered Him our friend. Lois, You, and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

  7. Vernon & Lyla Veenhuis July 20, 2013 at 4:21 pm #

    Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.
    Vernon & Lyla

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