February 27, 1948 - January 2, 2019
Kathryn Violet Mattson, age 70, of Dassel, died Wednesday, January 2, 2019, at the Augustana Lakeside Health Care Center of Dassel. A funeral service will be held on Monday, January 7, 2019, at 11:00 a.m. at the Lamson Evangelical Free Church in Dassel with Pastor Mike Newsom officiating. The interment will be held at the Pioneer Cemetery in rural Dassel. There will be a visitation from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Johnson Funeral Home in Dassel and one hour prior to the service at the Lamson Evangelical Free Church. Kathryn Violet (Johnson) Mattson, the daughter of Rudolph and Violet (Johnson) Johnson, was born on February 27, 1948, in Litchfield, Minnesota. She grew up in the Dassel area where she graduated from the Dassel High School, Kathryn was baptized and confirmed in the Christian faith and was presently a member of the Lamson Evangelical Free church. On August 12, 1966, Kathryn was united in marriage to Gayle Mattson at the Evangelical Covenant Church in Dassel. Together they made their home in Cokato until 1969, when they moved to Kathryn’s parents farm. In 2001, they moved to Fairhaven where they lived for 13 years before moving back to Dassel where she has since resided. She was an integral part of the family business, Johnson Seed Company, was part owner, secretary, and held other positions within the company. She was an accomplished musician and had served as the Lamson Evangelical Free Church organist for numerous years. She also loved to play piano and had a wonderful voice. She enjoyed attending southern gospel concerts, gardening, and was an avid reader and often stayed up late to finish a book she was reading. She enjoyed cooking and entertaining family and friends for holidays and special events in her home. She held her family dear to her heart and attended many special events her grandchildren were in. She enjoyed learning new things and would sometimes take community education classes. Kathryn was dedicated to her family and together with her husband (Gayle) was married for 52 years. She is survived by her Husband Gayle Mattson of Dassel; children, Spencer (Michelle) Mattson of Dassel, Leslie (Randal) Erickson of Rogers; grandchildren, Emalie (Jordan Frericks), Evan, Miah, Madeline & Micah Mattson, Lydia, Greta & Anika Erickson and Alexandra Packard and her special friend, Colfay Pointer, great grandchild, Avery Frericks; siblings, Charles (Vanh Sisaket) Johnson of Dassel and Bruce (Kathy) Johnson of Delano; mother-in-law, Marjorie Mattson of Cokato, sister-in-law, Bernelle (Larry) Hansen of Cokato, sister-in-law, Barbara Price of San Diego, CA, and brother-in-law, Douglas Conboy of Mora. She is also survived by several nieces, nephews and numerous other relatives. She was preceded in death by parents, Rudolph and Violet Johnson; daughter, Lara Packard; father-in-law, Milton Mattson; sister-in-law, Beverly Conboy; brother-in-law, James Price; and a niece, Heather Hansen.
Kathryn Violet Mattson, age 70, of Dassel, died Wednesday, January 2, 2019, at the Augustana Lakeside Health Care Center of Dassel. A funeral service will be held on Monday, January 7, 2019, at 11:00 a.m. at the Lamson Evangelical Free Church... View Obituary & Service Information
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