Darrold Mattson, of McGrath, passed away on Saturday, August 24, 2013 at his home. He was 70 years old.
FUNERAL SERVICE will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, August 31, 2013 at the Akkerman Ingebrand Funeral Home in Mora with Rev. Eliott Malm officiating.
VISITATION will be held from 5-7 pm on Friday, August 30, 2013 at the Akkerman Ingebrand Chapel and one hour prior to the service at the funeral home on Saturday.
INTERMENT will be in the Rice Lake Cemetery in Braham
In lieu of flowers, Memorials are preferred to St. Croix Hospice
Darrold LeRoy Mattson was born on April 20th 1943 to Elmer and Myrtle Mattson in Braham Minnesota. For the last 2 years he fought a good strong battle against cancer. On Saturday, August 24, 2013 he died at the age of 70 at home surrounded by his loved ones.
He went to school at Braham completing the 9th grade. As a young man he ran his own farm and drove milk truck for Brunswick Creamery. In the late 60’s he started to drive truck for Cambridge Egg Co. In the early 80’s he switched jobs and started driving over the road for Simons. The late 80’s he had a career change and started doing road construction for Shafer’s for 5 years. Early 90’s Darrold started to work for Pinz Sand and Gravel /Cemstone, where he retired from 5 years ago. In 1972 Darrold and Sharon (Arnold) were united into marriage. To this union 2 beautiful daughters were born, Monica and Melissa. They made their home in Brunswick for 17 years. Later the two moved to Mille Lacs Lake for 4 years before moving to their current place in McGrath. Darrold was on the Braham Moose Lodge bowling team, went to many tournaments with family and friends. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing, collecting tractors and going to thrashing shows. Taking family and friends for a wagon ride gave him great joy. When the children were little he would take the family to Larson’s Barn dance every weekend teaching them to polka. For the last 16 years he kept himself busy cutting and splitting wood.
Darrold is survived by his wife Sharon of 41 years and daughters Monica (Dave) Arnold of Mora and Melissa (Michael) Harlan of Ogilvie; five grandchildren: Ashlynn, Kaitlyn, Rose, Mark and Brady and 2 adopted grandchildren Richard and Mary Rose Walker; siblings: Violet Heald, Shirley Brandt, Loren (Janice) Mattson, Lorna (Gary) Salmonson, Janice Arnold; and many other relatives and friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents Elmer and Myrtle; brother Dwayne and granddaughter Betty Shafer.
A funeral service held on Saturday, August 31, 2013 at the Akkerman-Ingebrand Funeral Home in Mora with Rev. Eliott Malm officiating. Music provided by Marie Grundberg. Pallbearers are Jeff Arnold, Mike Arnold, Daryl Nelson, Jim Heald, Roger Henricks, Mike Withers, Bruce Brandt and Jerry Brandt. Honorary pallbearers are Darrold’s grandchildren. Interment at Rice Lake Cemetery in Braham.