NEGAUNEE, Mich. - Taimie Edith Mattson, 94, formerly of 808 Croix St., Negaunee, died at 1:10 p.m. on Saturday, October 27, 2012 at the Eastwood Nursing Center where she had resided since August of 2009.
Taimie was born October 22, 1918 in Palmer to Jacob and Mary (Virsula) Karvela, attended Palmer High School and was a lifelong area resident. She married Arne V. Mattson on March 4, 1944 in Gwinn. She worked as a seamstress at the H.W. Gossard Company. Taimie also owned and operated a beauty salon in her home, called the Donmar Beauty Salon.
Mrs. Mattson was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, Negaunee and the Lady's Circle. She enjoyed baking, sewing and spending time with her grandchildren.
Surviving are her husband of 68 years, Arne V. "Barney" Mattson of Negaunee, 2 children: Mari Carlson of Ishpeming and Don Mattson of Negaunee, 7 grandchildren: Christina and Ashley Carlson , Bryan Bjorne, D.J. (Kaitlyn) Mattson, Jodi (Andy) Skewis, Kelsi (Mike) Kinnunen and Dustin Mattson; a great grandson, Kyle M. Tull; numerous nieces and nephews. Taimie was preceded in death by her parents, 6 brothers and 3 sisters.
A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 31 at the Koskey Funeral Home with Rev. Steven Solberg officiating. Interment will be in the Negaunee Cemetery. The family will greet relatives and friends from 12:00 noon until the time of the service at 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home on Wednesday. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the Immanuel Lutheran Church Choir Fund in Taimie's memory.
Condolences may be expressed online at www.koskeyfuneralhome.com