Marjorie Josephine Mattson passed away at Cokato Manor Wednesday, June 19, 2019. She had reached the age of 98 years, 8 months and 3 days.
A funeral service will take place Tuesday, July 2, 2019 at 11 a.m. at Elim Mission Church of Cokato.
Visitation will take place Thursday, June 27, 2019 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home of Cokato.
Interment will be at Lake Jennie Covenant Cemetery of Dassel.
Marjorie Josephine Mattson was born Oct. 16, 1920, to Oscar Theodore and Josephine (Granlund) Peterson at Dassel. She was baptized and confirmed at the Lake Jennie Covenant Church.
She grew up on a farm south of Dassel. She attended a country school, and graduated from Dassel High School in 1938. After high school, Marjorie went to Minneapolis where she was a nanny for a doctor’s family.
Marjorie married Milton Mattson Feb. 24, 1944, at Lake Jennie Church.
While Milton was in the service, the couple went first to Michigan and from there to Waterboro, SC, and then New Jersey. Once out of the service they moved to Cokato.
Marjorie enjoyed cooking, flowers, and gardening. She loved to entertain friends and family, and was a member of a sewing club in Cokato.
She was very active first at Lake Jennie Covenant Church, and later at Elim Mission Church. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary.
Survivors include her son Gayle Mattson of Dassel, daughters Bernelle (Larry) Hansen of Cokato, and Barbara Price of San Diego, CA; 10 grandchildren Leslie, Spencer, Heidi, Breanna, Holly, Jenny, Lindsay, John, Jared, and Alex; 22 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
Marjorie was preceded in death by her parents Oscar and Jospehine Peterson, husband Milton, brother Lowell Peterson, daughter Beverly Conboy, son-in-law Jim Price, daughter-in-law Kathy Mattson, granddaughters Lara Packard and Heather Hansen, and great-granddaughter Mazelle Davis.