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Viola Eleanora Erkkila Mattson
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Birth: Jun. 23, 1921
St. Louis County
Minnesota, USA
Death: May 12, 2010
St. Louis County
Minnesota, USA

Mesabi Daily News (Virginia, MN) - May 12, 2010

Viola Eleanora (Erkkila) Mattson, 88, of Duluth, died Wednesday, May 12, 2010, at St. Raphael's in Eveleth, surrounded by her family.

Viola was born June 23, 1921, in Embarrass, the daughter of Victor and Maria (Maki) Erkkila. In October 1940 she was united in marriage to Warner Beckman and was a homemaker for most of her life. She was a member of the Eastern Star, the Waasa Women's Club, the Northland Greyhound Retirement Club, and Hope Lutheran Church of Embarrass. In August 1981, she was united in marriage to Thomas Mattson in Virginia.

She is survived by her husband, Thomas of Duluth; a son, Bob (Sharon Hill) of Benson, Ariz.; and two daughters, Nan Beckman of Virginia, and JoAnn (Dan) Chamberlin of Monticello; eight grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren; one brother-in-law, Ron (Lorraine) Mattson of Eveleth; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, Warner Beckman; six brothers, Eino, John, Bill, Sulo, Henry, and Arthur; and five sisters, Ailie, May, Lydia, Helen, and Linnea.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. funeral service Saturday at Range Funeral Home, with the Rev. Ben Buchanan officiating. Burial will be in the Waasa Cemetery in Embarrass. Arrangements are with Range Funeral Home.

Author: Staff Writer
Copyright 2010 Mesabi Daily News, American Consolidated Media. All rights reserved. 
Waasa Cemetery
St. Louis County
Minnesota, USA
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Record added: Dec 22, 2011
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