Marjorie M. Mattson, 100, a lifelong resident of Marinette, passed away Friday, July 26, 2013, at Sun Valley Homes, where she was a resident for the past several months. She was born April 26, 1913, in Marinette, the daughter of the late Felix and Lena (Devorschak) Stang.
Marjorie was a 1930 graduate of the former Our Lady of Lourdes High School and a graduate of the Marinette Business College. She was employed at Wesley Freight Co., the U.P Cytology Laboratory in Menominee and in the Pathology Departments of both St. Joseph-Lloyd Hospital and Bay Area Medical Center. She also owned and operated Marge's Bar for 25 years. Marjorie was a member of Holy Family Parish, the Altar Society and the Alleluia Choir. She was also a member of the Senior Citizen What Next Singing Group and a past member of the American Legion Auxiliary. Marge was an avid bowler. She married Victor Mattson on December 29, 1952. He preceded her in death on January 19, 1994. She was previously married to Robert Wortner. She was also preceded in death by step-sons: Merwin Russell Mattson and Richard L. Mattson; six brothers; 10 sisters; and two step-grandchildren.
Marjorie is survived by one son, Charles (Debbie) Wortner of Acton, Calif.; a step-son, Anthony Mattson of Louisville, Texas; a step-daughter, Victoria Peterson of Marinette; and step-daughters-in-law: Anna Mae Mattson of Marinette and Kathy Mattson of Manitowoc. She is further survived by a brother-in-law, Alvin Nelson of Rockford, Ill.; 15 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at Hansen-Onion-Martell funeral home in Marinette, from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Tuesday, July 30, 2013. The Holy Family Altar Society Rosary will be recited at 6:30 p.m. and a parish Vigil service held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, led by Deacon Jerome Thetreau. A Funeral Mass will be offered at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, July 31, 2013, in Holy Family Parish-Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Taylor St., by the Reverend Joseph Dorner.
Burial will be in Forest Home Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund for Holy Family Church will be established.
Marge's family wishes to thank the staff at Sun Valley Homes, Unity and Southern Care Hospices, for the wonderful, compassionate care she received.