JOAN ANN MATTSONJoan Ann Mattson, 77, of Canyon, Minn. passed away peacefully June 16, 2013 with her family by her side.
Joan Ann Mattson, 77, of Canyon, Minn. passed away peacefully June 16, 2013 with her family by her side.
Joan was a 1954 graduate of Cotter High School in Winona, Minn. and St. Catherine's University School of Nursing in 1957. She married Norman Mattson on June 14, 1958 and resided in the Duluth area until her passing. Joan was a wife, mother, sister, niece, teacher, care giver and an amazing person. After her nursing career, Joan continued to do good works as a hospice volunteer for St. Luke's Hospital, providing support and comfort to many. She was a friend to all who shared her journey. She will be missed for her extraordinary cooking and baking talents, but most of all for her gentle spirit that guided so many.
She is preceded in death by parents Joe and Irene Pampuch, and spouse Norman R. Mattson.
She is survived by her sisters: Janice Deach, Judy (James) Heaser; children: Dawn Brekke, David (Mary) Mattson, Scott (Molly) Mattson; grand grandchildren: Brandon, Nicholas, Danielle, Erica (James) Bennett, Jenny (Matt) Bundy and great grandchildren: Tyler, Mason, Marianne, Cameron, her nieces/nephews and many dear friends.
VISITATION: 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. memorial service Friday August 9, 2013 at St. Raphael Parish, 5779 Seville Rd., Duluth, MN. A luncheon will be in the church cafeteria following the service. In lieu of flowers, donations are requested to St. Catherine University, or the American Cancer Society.
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