William A. Matten


William Allen Matten, 78, resident of Moose Lake, died peacefully on April 16th, 2022 in Moose Lake Village – Moose Lake. He was born in Cloquet, MN on May 11th, 1943 to William and Edith (Bandle) Matten.

Bill grew up in Wrenshall on the family farm and graduated from Wrenshall High School in 1961. He began working at Wood Conversion/Conwed/USG as a laborer in shipping and receiving where he fulfilled a 39 year career, retiring in January of 2001. Upon retirement, Bill couldn’t stop working. He sold cars for Tony Grimm and enjoyed mowing lawn for the City of Barnum. Bill loved collector cars: his pride and joy, the 1957 Buick, being his favorite.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Cleo; parents, William and Edith; brother, Jim; daughter-in-law, Jeri Matten; and son-in-law, Todd Mastro.

Bill will be remembered by his children, Lisa Mastro, David (Roxanne) Matten, and Shawn (Jackie) Aho; grandchildren, Skyler, Sayler, Sheyanne, Spencer, Aaron, Danica, Marlene, James, Vance, and Carly; great-grandchild, Ren; brother, Alvin (Carolyn) Matten; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

A visitation to honor Bill’s life will be held from 1:00pm until the 2:00pm memorial service in Barnum Community Church on Sunday, April 24th, 2022. Inurnment will be in Silver Brook Township Cemetery, Wrenshall.

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