THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Marjorie M. Mattson
Marjorie M. Mattson,100, a lifelong resident of Marinette, passed away Friday, July 26 at Sun Valley Homes, where she was a resident for the past several months.
Born April 26, 1913 in Marinette, the daughter of the late Felix and Lena (Devorschak) Stang, she was a 1930 graduate of the former Our Lady of Lourdes High School and Marinette Business College. She married Victor Mattson on Dec. 29, 1952, he preceded her in death Jan. 19, 1994. She was previously married to Robert Wortner.
She was employed at Wesley Freight Co., U.P. Cytology Laboratory in Menominee and in the Pathology Departments of both St. Joseph-Lloyd Hospital and Bay Area Medical Center, Marinette. She also owned and operated Marges Bar for 25 years. She was a member of Holy Family Parish, the Altar Society and the Alleluia Choir. She was also a member of the Senior Citizen What Next Singing Group, past member of the American Legion Auxiliary and was also an avid bowler.
Surviving are a son, Charles (Debbie) Wortner of Acton, Calif.; a stepson, Anthony Mattson of Louisville, Tex.; a stepdaughter, Victoria Peterson of Marinette; two stepdaughters-in-law, Anna Mae Mattson of Marinette and Kathy Mattson of Manitowoc; a brother-in-law, Alvin Nelson of Rockford, Ill.; 15 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Along with her parents and her husband, Victor Mattson, she was preceded in death by two stepsons, Merwin Russell Mattson and Richard L. Mattson; six brothers; 10 sisters; and two step-grandchildren.
Friends called at Hansen-Onion-Martell Funeral Home in Marinette from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Tuesday, July 30. The Holy Family Altar Society Rosary was recited at 6:30 p.m. with a parish vigil service at 7 p.m. led by Deacon Jerome Thetreau. A Funeral Mass was offered at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, July 31 at Holy Family Parish-Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Taylor St. by Rev. Joseph Dorner. Burial was in Forest Home Cemetery. A memorial fund for Holy Family Church was established.