|5/10/2017 2:19:00 PM|
Alden "Bud" Mattson, 89, of Windom died April 30, 2017, at Windom Area Hospital.
A Celebration of Life service was Thursday at American Lutheran Church in Windom with Pastor Sarah Larsen-Tade officiating.
Special music was provided by Dustin Stevens, pianist; and Pastor David Rupp, vocalist.
Urn bearer was Brett Mattson.
Honorary bearers were Karo and Saleem Ghani, Jeremy and Jacquie Canaday, Ryan Canaday, Haley Canaday, Brett and Amanda Mattson, Travis Mattson, Megan Mattson and fiance, Collin Donovan, Shelby Mattson, Nicholas Wolter and Spencer Wolter
Interment with full military honors provided by American Legion Post 206 and the Minnesota Patriot Guard was at Delafield Township Cemetery in rural Windom.
LaCanne Family Funeral Service of Windom handled the funeral arrangements.
Alden "Bud" Leroy Mattson was born Aug. 16, 1927, to Floyd and Dora (Bylander) Mattson on the family farm in rural Balaton. He received his early education in country school before attending Balaton High School.
In 1950, Bud enlisted in the U.S. Army and served in the 7th Division 32nd Infantry in Korea during the Korean Conflict. He was honorably discharged in 1952 and returned in Balaton.
In 1955, Bud married Marlene Behrens at St. Peter Lutheran Church in rural Lakefield. they lived in Delafield Township of Jackson County, where they raised their three children and farmed for many years. Bud considered farming his "hobby."
A longtime member of American Lutheran Church in Windom, Bud served on the church council and was a member of the Men's Chorus. He also was a member of the Delafield Township board and the Windom Elevator board.
He enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Mike Canaday; a sister, Eleanor Nelson; and two brothers-in-law, Elmer Nelson and Roland Keena.
Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Marlene Mattson of Windom; three children: Brenda (Mattson) Canaday of Redwood Falls; Doyle (Deb) Mattson and Todd (Paula) Mattson, all of Windom; 10 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; three siblings: Einer (Beverly) Mattson and Marvin (Mary) Mattson, all of Balaton; and Evadene Keena of Cottage Grove.