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Dorine J. Mattson

Dorine J. Mattson

Dorine Josephine (Colligan) Mattson, 85 of East Grand Forks, MN passed away on July 15, 2014 at Valley Eldercare in Grand Forks, ND.

Dorine was born on June 26, 1929 to Raymond and Doris (Stavig) Colligan in Bagley, MN. She grew up on the family farm near Ebro, MN and graduated from Bagley High School. She worked at Itasca Park before attending Teacher Training School in East Grand Forks. She taught at the one room Banner Country School in Esther Township for 2 years. On June 25, 1950 she was married to Delmore Mattson at Bethesda Lutheran Church in rural East Grand Forks. She worked for Norbys in Grand Forks and later at the Good Samaritan Center in East Grand Forks. In addition to raising her family and working the family farm, she was active at Bethany Lutheran Church and 4-H and she enjoyed spending time with her friends and family.

Dorine is survived by her loving husband of 64 years, Delmore, of East Grand Forks; children, Donald Mattson of Thief River Falls, Dianne (Dan) Melcher of Minneapolis and Denise Austin of Houston, TX; grandchildren, Kari Artzer, Rachel Austin, Laura Melcher and Maggie Melcher; brother, Michael Colligan of Playa del Rey, CA; and brother-in-law Wendell (Dale) Mattson of Medford, OR.

Dorine was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Ray Colligan Jr., and son Duane Mattson.

In lieu of flowers, Memorials are preferred to Bethany Lutheran Church or Altru Cancer Center.

Funeral Service: 2:00 pm Monday, July 21, 2014 at Bethany Lutheran Church 10321 State Highway 220 NW, East Grand Forks, MN 56721

Visitation: One Hour Prior to Service

Interment: North Bethany Cemetery ~ East Grand Forks, MN

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Arrangements By: Dahl Funeral Home ~ East Grand Forks, Minnesota