Mattson, James Louis 86

James Louis Mattson,
age 86, of Dassel passed away on May 6, 2018. He was born December 5, 1931 in Dassel, MN to Lowell and Grace (Simmons) Mattson. Jim grew up in Dassel and graduated from Dassel High School in 1949. He continued his education at the Minneapolis School of Business, and later joined the Air Force. On June 6, 1953, he was united in marriage to Clarice Johnson at the Gethsemane Lutheran Church in Dassel. Together, they built a home in Darwin and later moved to “Peaceful Acres” north of Dassel in 1965. Jim worked for 35 years at 3M as a production supervisor. He was an avid woodworker and enjoyed hunting on his land.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and a sister, Patricia Nelson.
Jim is survived by his wife, Clarice, children, Dayna (Jim) Reimers, Brian (Veronica) Mattson, and Trish (Tim) Huhn, 10 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, a sister, Marlene Swanson, along with several nieces, nephews, and friends.
A celebration of Jim’s life will be held at 2:00 PM on Thursday, May 10, 2018 at the Evangelical Covenant Church in Dassel (251 Lake St, Dassel, MN 55325) with visitation 1 hour prior to the service at church. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the Children’s Home Society (166 4th St E, St Paul, MN 55101 (651)222-0311). Arrangements by Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Cokato, 320-286-2534, www.swansonpeterson.com