FLORENCE "FLOSSIE" MATHISON
FLORENCE "FLOSSIE" MATHISON
Funeral Services for Florence Mathison of Morris, MN will be held Tuesday, November 26, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. at Faith Lutheran Church in Morris. Reverend Michael Vinson will be officiating. Visitation will be held Monday from 4 to 8:00 p.m. with a prayer service at 7:30 at the Pedersen Funeral Home in Morris. Burial will be in Frog Lake Cemetery, rural Alberta.
Florence "Flossie" Annetta Helberg, daughter of Anton and Clara (Wilberg) Helberg, was born October 18, 1916, in Framnas Township in Stevens County, Minnesota. She was baptized on November 26, 1916 at Scandia Lutheran Church, and confirmed at First Lutheran Church in Kensington on November 29, 1931. Flossie attended school at District #10. Following her schooling, Flossie worked at a defense plant in St. Paul making airplane parts. She worked for her brother-in law, Carl Swenson, as the "best" hired hand he ever had. She worked for her sister Myrtle at Van's Beach, and worked at the West Central School of Agriculture for over 10 years as food supervisor.
She married Harvey Mathison at Aeneas Lutheran Church, rural Kensington on March 5, 1955. Following their marriage, the couple moved to Scott Township in Stevens County, where they farmed and raised their daughter, Vicky. They retired from farming in 1995 and moved into Morris in 1997. Harvey passed away September 12, 2007. Flossie later resided at the Courage Cottage in Morris where she was given the best care.
Flossie was an active member of Trinity Lutheran Church serving in the Ladies Aid, teaching Sunday school and bible school, quilting, and bringing flowers to the church. Flossie was a member of the Synnes Tuesday Club and Morris Legion Auxiliary. She was a Brownie and Girl Scout Leader, Scott 4-H Club Leader and 4-H food stand manager for almost 20 years. She loved to garden and especially flower gardening. She brought goodies to friends for many years. She embroidered dish towels and made quilts. Her greatest role was being a devoted and dedicated grandmother to Tallack and Thore. They were the joy of her life.
Florence died on Friday, November 22, 2013 at the Courage Cottage in Morris, MN having reached the age of 97 years.
She is survived by her daughter: Vicky Dosdall of Morris; two grandsons: Tallack Dosdall of Hayfield and Thore Dosdall of Minneapolis; sisters-in-law: Gladys Helberg and Evelyn Raasch both of Morris; brothers-in-law: Merle Mathison of Brainerd and Delroy Mathison of Detroit Lakes; special friend: Joan Bruer of Morris and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband: Harvey; twin brother: Roy Helberg and twin sisters, Clarice Swenson and Myrtle Elmquist.
In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to Trinity Lutheran Church, Frog Lake Cemetery, Stevens County Historical Society and the Courage Cottage.
Pedersen Funeral Home in Morris is in charge of the arrangements. To send condolences to the family please visit www.pedersenfh.com.