Doris Mattson, age 89, of Olivia died Sunday, October 23, 2022 at Bethesda Heritage in Willmar. Funeral services will be Thursday, October 27, 2022 at 11 a.m. at Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Bird Island with Pastor Dan Croonquist officiating. Burial will be in the Bird Island City Cemetery. Visitation is for one hour prior to the service at the church. Arrangements by Dirks-Blem Funeral Service, Olivia, MN.
Doris Mae Mattson was born October 16, 1933 in Winfield Township to Walter and Elsa (Kohls) Kemnitz. She grew up north of Danube and attended District 72 Country School and graduated from Danube High School. Doris married Leland Mattson on October 20, 1950 at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church in Danube. Doris and Leland farmed for many years, including raising chickens. They retired in 1997 and moved into Olivia. Doris and Lee truly enjoyed going to dances and playing cards. She had a large garden and canned many vegetables over the years. She loved her cats and dogs and always had a pet close by. Doris collected CD’s and enjoyed listening to music. Doris was a member of the home extension, volunteered at the Olivia Health Care Center and was a faithful member of Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Bird Island.
Doris is survived by her siblings: Darlene (and Leonard) Rock of Olivia, Don (and Sandy) Kemnitz of Willmar, Diane (and Ken) McCracken of Las Vegas, NV and Dan (and Trudy) Kemnitz of Minnetonka and her many nieces and nephews. Doris was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Leland; her sister-in-law Arlene Kemnitz; her brother-in-law Mike (and Mary Ann) Kubesh; her nephew Mike Abrahamson and her great nephew Shawn Maurice.
Blessed Be Her Memory