Inga Caroline MattsonInga Caroline Mattson, 92, died at the Kittson Memorial Health Care Center on July 3, 2010.
Inga Caroline Mattson
Inga Caroline Mattson, 92, died at the Kittson Memorial Health Care Center on July 3, 2010.
Inga Forsberg was born June 3, 1918, on a farm near Gully, MN to Andrew and Andrea Forsberg. Inga had two sisters, Della and Agnes and one younger brother Arnold. After completing her early education, Inga attended high school in Fosston and then went to Aaker's Business College in East Grand Forks.
She got her first full-time job at the Keine Store in Kennedy. She always said that Frank Keine hired her because she could talk a little "Swede" to the customers. She met her husband Casper in Kennedy and they were married in 1939. Casper ran a Standard Oil station in Kennedy for a time. They moved to Burbank, CA in 1941 along with baby Larry, as Casper had a job at the Lockheed Aircraft plant during World War II. Another son, Robert was born in 1943.
After the war, they returned to Minnesota, found a home in Minneapolis and ran a ceramics business. They moved to Bemidji in 1952. Casper ran a new Skelly Oil station in Bemidji. Inga was active in the local Lutheran Church and kept her family well and happy.
In 1954, Hallock became their new home. Inga had a job for several years at the Farmer's Store. In 1958, she and Casper bought the Coast to Coast store. They sold that business and bought the Stroom Shoe Store in about 1962. They sold shoes there until they both retired from active business in 1974
Retirement gave them time for a place by the Baudette Golf Course, next to the Rainy River. They enjoyed the company of friends in both Hallock and Baudette.
Inga was active in Grace Lutheran Church, and the Hallock Golf Course. She attended many Ladies golf events. She participated in many activities at the church. She was very dedicated to her family.
Survivors include sons, Larry (Sue), Pine Island, MN and Robert (Cheryl) Mattson, Warren, Minnesota, six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren and a sister-in-law, Joyce Mattson of Hallock.
Inga was preceded in death by her parents Andrew and Andrea Forsberg, sisters Della Kuzel and Agnes Reigstad, and her brother Arnold Forsberg.
Funeral services are scheduled for 11:00 am, Saturday, July 10, 2010 at Grace Lutheran Church in Hallock.
Visitation will be at 10:00 am at the church preceding the service.
Interment will be at Greenwood Cemetery in Hallock following the funeral service.
Austin-Hughes Funeral Home, Hallock is in charge of the arrangements.