MOHAWK — Margaret Mattila, 87, a former resident of Mohawk, passed away on Friday, December 14, 2018, at Portage Pointe in Hancock.
She was born on January 7, 1931, in Calumet, to Carl and Anna (Rompainen) Lundin.
She attended the local schools and graduated from Calumet High School.
Margaret worked as a teachers aide for many years, working at the Copper City School, and then transferring to the Morrison School.
Margaret was an avid bingo and solitaire player. She also enjoyed working on puzzles and doing word searches.
She enjoyed spending time with her family, especially with her grandchildren and great grandchild. Anytime her family came to visit, you could be sure she had a box of Little Debbie cakes waiting for them when they arrived.
On September 23, 1950, she married Edward “Carl” Mattila in Calumet.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Carl and Anna Lundin; her brothers, Carl Lundin and Donald Lundin; and her husband, Edward “Carl” Mattila.
She is survived by her son, Gene Mattila of Mohawk; her daughter, Carol Sickler of Ahmeek; her granddaughter, Jessie (Josh) Spelich of Mohawk; her great grandson, Waylon Spelich; her grandson, Luke Mattila of Calumet; step-grandchildren, Jeanette (Morris) Krock of Copper City and Scott Morris of Calumet; her sister, Elsie Powers of Milford; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
The memorial service will be held on Saturday, December 22, 2018, at 1 p.m., with Pastor Tim Johnston to officiate.
Friends may call at the Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home in Calumet, on Saturday, December 22, 2018, from 11 a.m. until the time of the memorial service.
Burial will take place in the spring, at Calvary Cemetery in Ahmeek.
Online condolences for the family may be left at ericksoncrowleypeterson.com.
The Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home in Calumet, is assisting the family with the arrangements.