Duane Lee Matteson, 85

Funeral services for Duane Lee Matteson, 85, of Albion, IA, were held Friday, Feb. 5, 2016, at Mitchell Family Funeral Home. Military Honors were provided by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #839 and by the American Legion Posts in the area.

Mitchell Family Funeral Home was entrusted with the care of Mr. Matteson and his family.

Duane Lee Matteson, 85

Duane Lee Matteson, 85, of Albion, passed away on Sunday, January 31, 2016, at the Iowa River Hospice Home in Marshalltown.

Funeral services for Duane will be held on Friday, February 5, 2016, at 4:00 p.m. at the Mitchell Family Funeral Home in Marshalltown. Visitation will be held one hour before the funeral. Memorials may be directed to the family. For more information or to send a condolence please visit www.mitchellfh.com or call 641-844-1234. Mitchell Family Funeral Home is caring for Duane and his family.

Duane Matteson was born on September 9, 1930, in Independence to Rex and Mabel Hundley Matteson. After High School, Duane served his country honorably in the U.S. Marine Corp from January 8, 1952, until January 7, 1960. On February 14, 1956, Duane was united in marriage to Carol Shaffer in Winthrop, Iowa. Duane had worked for Berg Corporation and retired when he was 65 and continued to work part time. He had also worked construction and as a heavy equipment operator. Duane loved spending time at “The Office” in Liscomb. He enjoyed watching sports; especially the Cubs and college football. He also enjoyed being a stock car mechanic and was an avid Ford fan.

Duane is survived by his children: Julie Randall, of the Marshalltown area, Dennis (Rosie) Matteson, of Rhodes, Beverly Brown, of Albion and Vincent Matteson, of Albion. Grandchildren: Marty, Ranea, David “D.J.”, Christy, Stacey, David, Rusty, Nick, Gina and Breannea. He is also survived by many great grandchildren, nieces and nephews: Gary, Trendy and Raymond Matteson and several cousins.

Duane is preceded in death by his wife Carol; parents Rex and Mable and brothers Dixon and Russell Matteson.