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Robert "Bob" Mattson

June 23, 1940 — February 27, 2021

Robert “Bob” Gary Mattson, 80, of Hoyt Lakes died Saturday, February 27, 2021 at the Bayshore Residence and Rehabilitation Center in Duluth.

Bob was born at home in Lancaster, MN on June 23, 1940 to Herbert and Helen (Heinrich) Mattson. Bob graduated from Lancaster High School in 1958 and the family moved to Hoyt Lakes.  Bob attended two years of college and then started working for Erie Mining Company in 1960.  In 1962, Bob enlisted in the US Airforce.

On February 13, 1965 Bob married Sylvia Sherman. After his honorable discharge from the Airforce, the couple returned to Hoyt Lakes and Bob returned to his job at Erie Mining.  The couple purchased a home and started a family.

Bob had several interests including: softball, golf, bowling, reading, quiz programs, playing cards with his buddies, casino trips and family vacations. Bob retired from LTV as a general foreman upon the company’s closure at Dunka River.

Survivors include his wife of 56 years: Sylvia; son, Robin (Toni) Mattson of Hoyt Lakes; daughter, Shayla Mattson of Aurora; four grandchildren: Matthew Mattson of Little Falls, Jared Line of Aurora, Jade Line of Aurora and Margaux Mattson of Hoyt Lakes; one brother, Charles (Lynda) Mattson of Gilbert; brother-in-law, Allan (Lavonne) Sherman of Grand Rapids; sisters-in-law: Virginia Trumble and Sandra Warmbold both of Grand Rapids and Lucille (Louis) Katzenberger of Sterling, AK; as well as fourteen nieces and nephews; and five cousins.

He was preceded in death by his aunt and uncle: Wally and Gladys Mattson; aunt, Clarabelle Richardson; and his parents.

There will be no service at this time. A celebration of life will be held later this summer when it is safe to do so.

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