Barbara L. Mattison, age 86, passed away Monday, June 25, 2018, in Spring Valley, WI. Barbara was born January 1, 1932, the daughter of Carl and Bernice (Lau) Ninneman. On April 19, 1952, she was united in marriage to Jack Dale Mattison at the United States Army installation at Camp Polk, Louisianna. Their union was blessed with four children: Connie, Mark, Tammy, and Adam.
Barbara was an excellent homemaker and spent countless hours in her various gardens. She was able to cultivate her own vegetable garden, as well as produce gorgeous, brilliantly colored flowers each spring and summer. She took pleasure in baking cakes and desserts for her kids and grandchildren, and she always looked forward to preparing an elaborate and hearty Sunday meal with her family.
Barbara will be deeply missed by her husband of 66 years, Jack; children, Connie Anderson, Mark Mattison, Tammy (Jim) Anger, and Adam (Delaine) Mattison; grandchildren, April (Shawn) Miller, Aimee (Carter) Olson, Whitney Mattison, Brandon (Linsy) Margelofsky, Eric (Abby) Margelofsky, Tessa (Paul) Langer, Shalane (Adam) Wick, Jimmie Anger, McKenzie (Luke) Bakkum, McKenna Mattison, McKayla Mattison, and Jack Mattison; 15 great-grandchildren; sister, Laurel Falde; as well as other extended family and numerous friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Charles (Hollyce) Ninneman; brother-in-law, Gerald Falde; son-in-law, Orlin Anderson.
A Gathering of Family and Friends will be held from 1 to 2 PM on Thursday, June 28, 2018, at the O’Connell Family Funeral Home of Baldwin, followed by a Memorial Service for Barbara at 2:00 PM. Services have been entrusted to the O’Connell Funeral Home of Baldwin, WI.