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Viola Eleanora Erkkila Mattson

Embarrass, St. Louis County, Minnesota, USA
Death 12 May 2010 (aged 88)
Eveleth, St. Louis County, Minnesota, USA
Burial Embarrass, St. Louis County, Minnesota, USA
Memorial ID 82272176 · View Source
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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; a son, Bob (Sharon Hill); and two daughters, Nan Beckman, and JoAnn (Dan) Chamberlin; eight grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren; one brother-in-law, Ron (Lorraine) Mattson; 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.

Burial will be in the Waasa Cemetery in Embarrass.

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  • Find A Grave Memorial 82272176
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Viola Eleanora Erkkila Mattson (23 Jun 1921–12 May 2010), Find A Grave Memorial no. 82272176, citing Waasa Cemetery, Embarrass, St. Louis County, Minnesota, USA ; Maintained by JudyH (contributor 47396333) .