Britton: The funeral for John Mattson will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012, at the Price Funeral Chapel of Britton. The Rev. Brad Kingsriter will officiate and burial will be in the Britton Cemetery of Britton. Visitation will be one hour preceding the service.
John passed away unexpectedly at his Britton residence on Thursday, July 26, 2012, at the age of 54.
John Robert Mattson was born June 13, 1958, to Harley and Gerry Mattson in Ellendale, N.D. He was the fifth of seven children. John most enjoyed restoring old cars. He loved children and cats. John was a happy, active little boy who liked older people and liked to collect things. He had many friends.
A vehicular accident in 2000 nearly claimed John's life. He never fully recovered and life became extremely painful for him. John showed bravery and courage without complaint. His family and friends find solace in knowing that John now has peace as he entered the world of the Spirit.
Grateful for having shared his life are John's special friend, Denise Wilson of Moorhead, Minn., and her family; three sons: Justin Mattson of Jamestown, N.D.; Jesse (Wendy) Mattson of Aberdeen; Derrick (Amanda) Mattson of Colo.; his mother, Gerry Mattson of Ellendale, N.D.; 10 grandchildren; two brothers: Jim (Brenda) Mattson of Dallas, Texas; Joel Mattson of Fargo, N.D.; four sisters: Jacqui (Rob) Miller and Jean (Richard) Mattson, both of Fargo; Joyce (John) Ulrich of Watertown; Jennifer (Dan) Streifel of Aberdeen; and numerous nieces, nephews and their families.
Preceding John in death were his father, Harley Mattson and a grandson, Kross Mattson.
Sympathy cards may be sent to Gerry Mattson, 523 Fifth Ave., Apt 108, Ellendale, ND 58436.
An online guestbook and obituary are available at pricefuneralchapel.net.