AKKERMAN-INGEBRAND FUNERAL HOME – MORA
Warren J. Mattson, of Mora, passed away on Friday, July 15, 2016. He was 89 years old.
MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at Grace Lutheran Church in Mora, with Rev. Kate Schruba officiating.
MEMORIAL VISITATION will be one hour prior to the service at church (12 Noon – 1:00 p.m.)
Warren James Mattson was born September 28, 1926 in Mora, Minnesota to Alfred and Alice Mattson. He had two brothers and one sister, and spent his entire life in the Mora area. He attended Mora High School, was a member of the basketball and football teams, and graduated in 1944. After high school, he attended St. Cloud State University, and then went to work in the road construction industry; operating heavy equipment and driving semi trucks in the region. Later, he began farming with his father, owning farms in Mora and Quamba, where they raised cattle and grew various crops.
In his later years, Warren met Mary and her daughters, Julie and Kelly. Warren and Mary were happily married in 1980 at Cambridge Lutheran Church. The most proud moment of Warren’s life was when he signed the papers to adopt Julie and Kelly as his own. As a child, Warren’s grandson, Marcus, came to live on the farm and was also raised as one of his own. Some of Warren’s hobbies and interests included making annual trips with friends to their hunting shack in Two Harbors, fishing, card games, taking his daughters to horse shows, going to Canterbury Park, farming, and watching sports, especially the Vikings. He always loved his wife, children, and grandchildren; enjoyed all the family gatherings, and was a kind and wonderful caretaker of animals. Warren was loved by all and will be truly missed by his family and lifelong friends, especially Cal and Ken.
Warren was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Howard and Dick; and sister, Beverly; niece, Mary; and nephew, David.
He is survived by his wife, Mary; children, Julie Mattson, Kelly (Preston) Parker, and Marcus (Libby) Barrios; grandchildren, Khyree, Saivon, Reilly, Keeon, and Kira; nephews; and other relatives and friends.