Gary E. Mattson

A memorial service bonfire for Gary Mattson, 57, of Lawrence, will be at 4 p.m. Saturday at 11628 254th St. in Leavenworth County, east of North Lawrence.
Mr. Mattson died Saturday, Dec. 4, 2010.
He was born Sept. 11, 1953, in Minot, N.D., the son of A.A. and Clara Mattson. He served in the U.S. Army from 1974 to 1976 and was stationed in Germany.
He married Pam Gordon in 1982 and they divorced. Many years later he married Barbara Wheeler.
Survivors include a son, Andrew Mattson and fiancée Boni Biesheuvel, Lawrence; a grandson, Lucas A. Mattson; two sisters, Carolyn Hagel and Joan E. Mattson; a sister-in-law, Nancy Mattson; and several other family members.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Alan Mattson.
A memorial fund has been established through Amazing Grace Community Church, and donations in his name may be sent in care of the church at 1251 E. 1900 Road, Lawrence, KS 66046.
For directions to the memorial bonfire, call Andrew Mattson at 785-312-1072.
Online condolences may be sent at

Messages & Condolences

From Russ & Donna Hanson...

To the family of Gary, you have our sympathy. I am his cousin from Fort Wayne, IN. I have not seen Gary in many years but do remember all the family gatherings at our house and at Clara and Andy’s. May our good Lord comfort you during this time.

From Virginia Sillerud...

My deepest sympathy to the family of Gary. I just read it in the Minot ND paper. I am Garys cousin from Wildrose N.D. I haven’t seen Gary for many years but when we were younger we spent alot of time with his Mom and Dad and family in Minot. Condolences to his family and his two Sisters.

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