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Eleanor Mattson

Mar 16, 2018


Eleanor June Mattson

Jun. 27, 1922 – Mar. 5, 2018

Eleanor June Mattson was born on June 27, 1922 at Rolette to John and Lillian(Follansbee) Tweten. She died on March 5, 2018 at the age of 95. She graduated from

Rolette School and loved helping her parents with cattle and horses on the Tweten farm south of Rolette. She met her husband, George while he worked with the threshing crew and they married January 15, 1942. After the war they began working in several areas finally settling on the Tweten farm in 1954 where they raised 5 children: Janice, Gary, Cheryl, Randy and Suzanne. She loved the lord and influenced many with her faith, patience and loving ways.

In 1974 she lost her husband to cancer, but she continued raising cattle and puppies for many years on the farm. She enjoyed baking the best cookies, making lefsa and hosting Christmas Day for at least 50 years.

She is survived by her children Janice (Johnnie) Fossum of Rolette, Gary Mattson of Rolette, Cheryl (Bruce) Foss of Rolette, Randy (Coline) of Rugby, and Suzanne (Rod) Hiatt of Bottineau; 18 Grandchildren and 35 great Grandchildren. And Her sister, Donna Jean (Tweten) Fugere who lives in Renton, Washington.

She is preceded in death by her parents, John and Lillian Tweten, husband George Mattson, six Siblings: Kenneth, Vincent (Allegra) Tweten, Maxine (George) Lynnes,

Marion (Karl) Pederson, Vivian (Bernard) Mattson, and Marlene (Charles) Anderson, daughter-in-law Sandy (Gary) Mattson and three great grandchildren Christopher Blaine Medlang, Elijah David Fossum, and Kamden Dean Gilseth.

Memorial Service was held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday at the Rolette Assembly of God Church with spring burial in the Rolette City Cemetery. Pastor Gene Wilson, offi-


Visitation was held from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday with a prayer service at 7 p.m., all in the church.

Arrangements with the Anderson Funeral Home of Rugby. Online registry: www.funeralsbyanderson.com

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