Mattson, Merle Howard

Mattson, Merle Howard

July 6, 1932 – September 25, 2012
Age 80, of Annandale, long-time resident of Crystal, died peacefully at home on Sept. 25, 2012. Survived by his wife of 54 years, Phyllis; daughters, Paula of Maple Grove and Linda Ries of Colorado Springs, CO; siblings, Darlene (Donald) Mueller, Cheri Grunzke, Alvin, Clifford, Don (Marlene), Bernard (Donna), Morris (Audrey); and many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents, Henrietta and Peter Mattson; brother-in-law, Jim Grunzke and sister-in-law, Jeanette Mattson.  Korean War Veteran and professional engineer for 36 years at Honeywell.  Active member and volunteer at St. James Lutheran Church, and at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in his retirement years.  Private Interment at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery.  Funeral service will be held on Saturday, September 29, 11AM at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 5460-63RD ST NW (N COUNTY RD 8), Maple Lake, MN, with a visitation beginning at 10AM.