Doris Matson, 92, of Harmony
Thursday, February 21, 2013 8:15 AM
Doris Lillian (Peterson) Matson, 92, of Harmony, died Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013, at her home in Harmony.
She was born March 15, 1920, to Alfred and Esther (Johnson) Peterson, in rural Lanesboro.
She married Donald E. Matson on Sept. 17, 1938, at the Elstad Lutheran Church. They farmed in the Henrytown area for many years until they retired to Harmony in 1982.
She enjoyed quilting as well as corresponding with numerous pen pals over the years.
She enjoyed the many get-togethers with her large family and especially loved seeing everyone for her birthday celebrations and on holidays.
She is survived by her daughters, Donnis Trouten, Estherann (Tom) Jarland, Nancy (Ronald) Scrabeck; one son, Donald John Allen (Toni); sisters, Joyce Jandro, Avis Larson and Margaret Ann McConnell; 15 grandchildren, 42 great-grandchildren, 14 great-great grandchildren as well as many nieces and nephews.
Preceding her in death were her parents; husband, Donald, in March of 1990; a son-in-law, Ronald Trouten; infant granddaughter; brothers, Percy and Jerry of Lanesboro, Roger of Harmony and an infant sister.
Funeral services were held at Elstad Lutheran Church in rural Lanesboro on Thursday, Feb. 14. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Lindstrom Funeral Home in Harmony handled the arrangements.