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Luther H. Mattson 1901-1946


Posted By: Karon Velau (email)
Date: 2/5/2020 at 22:32:52

Luther H. Mattson
May 25, 1901 – Dec 24, 1946

Stanton Zephyr, Stanton, Iowa, Thurs., Jan 2, 1947, p.1
Luther H. Mattson, 45, Died Christmas Eve
Rites Took Place Here Saturday Afternoon
Funeral services were conducted Saturday afternoon at 2 in Mamrelund Lutheran Church for Luther H. Mattson, 45 year old Stanton laborer who died Christmas eve at the hospital in Red Oak. Vocal music was provided by a quartet composed of Mr. and Mrs. Lyman Anderson, Miss Phyliss Shogren and Donovan Sellergren accompanied at the organ by Mrs. Myron Lindgren. Pastor A. Leonard Smith officiated. Interment was in Mamre Cemetery. Pallbearers were O. N. Hultman, Lester Peterson, Edward Ossian and Arvid Nadgwick. On the floral committee were Mrs. O. N. Hultman, Mrs. Reuben C. Johnson and Mrs. Carl V. Peterson.
Blood poisoning was attributed as cause of death. Deceased had been in failing health for some time, became seriously ill on December 19 and on December 22 was taken to the hospital. Luther Harold Mattson was born to Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Mattson on a farm southwest of Stanton on May 25, 1901. He attended Stanton grade school and was confirmed in Mamrelund Lutheran Church. On November 22, 1923 he was married to Ava Gemmill of Red Oak. To this union were born a son, Carl, daughters Margaret, Mrs. James Hendrickson of Red Oak, and Lola Mae at home, all of whom survive. Others surviving are his mother, Mrs. Mary Mattson and a brother, Lawrence, better known in Stanton as “Bob.” He had served as Stanton’s fire chief for several years. In 1925 the Luther Mattson family moved to Genoa, Nebraska where they lived until 1930 when they returned to Stanton where Luther associated himself with his brother “Bob” in the garage business. Since 1934, Lu, as he was familiarly known [last 3 lines are illegible]
Stanton Personals – Out of town relatives who attended the Luther Mattson funeral Saturday were: Mrs. August Lunn, Mrs. Claude Bane, Virgil Lunn, Paul Wahl of Genoa, Nebraska, Mr. and Mrs. John Lundgren of Red Oak, and Ivan Lundgren of Omaha.


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