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Victor L. Mattson Jr.
July 25, 1942 – July 8, 2022

Victor Leonard Mattson, Jr, 79,  of Bradenton,  Florida, formerly of Curtis, Michigan, passed away July 8, 2022, after a lengthy battle with ALS.  Victor was born July 25. 1942, in Marquette, Michigan, to the late Victor and Edna Mattson.

Vic will be remembered by all who knew him for his bigger than life personality, his smile and his favorite Finnish accent as he told jokes about Eino and Toivo.  Growing tomatoes and manicuring his lawn occupied his time as well as pontooning and fishing on the lake and enjoying his family.

Vic graduated from Marquette Gravarette High School in 1960.  Following high school Victor proudly served three years in the United States Marine Corps.  Upon his honorable discharge, he began his career with Michign (Ma) Bell collecting coins from pay phones.  Working his way up the ladder he became a lineman and, finally,  one of the first Fibre optic splicers. After 35 years of faithful service to Michigan Bell, Ameritech and AT&T, he retired. Victor was a lifetime member of the DAV, the Elks, and the American Legion as well as belonging to the Moose Lodge.

Victor is survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Donelle (Dozy) Leiphart Mattson.  He will be sadly missed by his daughter Vicki (Jake) Lewis of Sault Ste Marie and his son Tim (Cathy) Mattson of Strongsville, Ohio, daughters Lisa Gannon, Dana Wilkins Mattson, Libby (Sean) Baker and son Aaron (Shelley) Mattson. Sisters Karen Haas and Susie White and his brothers Tom (Carol) Mattson and Kenny Bruce Mattson are also survivors along with his 15 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Special survivors include sisters-in-law Rita (Curt, dec) Knierim and Ann Jo (Alan) Bitely both of Bradenton Florida, nephews Jay Bitely and Christian Bennett and niece Brook Bitely.

Besides his parents, Edna and Victor,  Victor was predeceased by his sister Patricia Daniels.

A memorial service will be held at the National Cemetery in Sarasota Florida in the fall.

 

Constance Ann Hamlin
January 3, 1938 – July 14, 2022

Constance Ann “Connie” Hamlin, 84, of McMillan, died Thursday, July 14, 2022 at her residence with her loving family at her side and the care of North Woods Home Care and Hospice.

Born January 3, 1938 in Syracuse, New York, daughter of the late Neal and Doris (Huxtable) Hunt, Connie was a graduate of Fall Church High School in Falls Church, Virginia.  Connie furthered her education at an all girls college for three years and secretarial school for one year.  On October 21, 1961, Connie married Kenneth Lee Hamlin in Battle Creek, Michigan.

Connie was employed as a legal secretary for several companies and assisted her husband, Ken, with the operations of Tall Timbers Outdoor Educational and Boys Camp in Climax, Michigan for 20 years until her retirement.

A resident of the McMillan area since the late 1980’s, Connie was a member of the Northwoods Seventh Day Adventist Church in McMillan.  Connie was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who enjoyed working in her flower gardens, feeding and watching birds, puzzles, coloring, reading and visits from her children and grandchildren.

Survivors include her loving husband, Ken, of McMillan; children Michael Lee (Melissa) Hamlin of Blountville, Tennessee, Kimberly Ann (Darren) Cossaart of Oak Ridge, North Carolina and Jeffrey Neal (Stacey) Hamlin of Richland, Michigan; seven grandchildren.

Funeral services celebrating the life of Connie will be held Sunday July 31, 2022 at 11:00 am at the Floral Lawn Memorial Gardens chapel in Battle Creek, Michigan with Reverend Robert Bernado, of the Battle Creek Seventh Day Adventist Tabernacle, officiating.  Interment will take place at Floral Lawn Memorial Gardens.

A memorial service celebrating the life of Connie will be held locally at a later date.

Memorials may be directed to Strong Tower Radio, 7669 South 45 Road, Cadillac, Michigan 49601 or at https://strongtowerradio.org/donate in her loving memory.

Condolences may be expressed at www.beaulieufuneralhome.com. Beaulieu Funeral Home in Newberry is assisting the family.

 

Barbara A. Clickner
May 23, 1945 – July 21, 2022

Barbara A. Clickner, age 77, a Hawley, PA, resident of most of her life, died Thursday, July 21, 2022, at Geisinger-Community Medical Center, Scranton, PA. She is survived by her husband of 48 years, James L. Clickner.

Born May 23, 1945, in Newark, NJ, Barbara was the daughter of the late Michael and Leda (Wegst) Silfko. She was a member of the Hawley High School Class of 1963, the last class to graduate from that school. After working for many years at Sherman’s Mill in Hawley, she worked as deli manager at the Lake Region IGA until her retirement in 2008. Barbara enjoyed flowers and watching the birds at the birdfeeders she kept filled year-round.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by her son: James M. Clickner of Hawley; her sister-in-law: Judith Slifko of Hawley; and two nephews: Matthew and Timothy Slifko. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Tammy, and her brother, Michael Slifko.

There will be a Graveside Service on Saturday, August 6, at 3:00 PM at Indian Orchard Cemetery, 997 Texas Palmyra Hwy., Honesdale, PA, with Deacon Paul J. Cooper officiating. Memorial donations may be made to Wayne Memorial Hospital, 601 Park St., Honesdale, PA 18431 in recognition of the excellent care Barbara received in the Emergency Room.

For additional information or to leave a condolence, please visit www.TeetersFuneralChapel.com.

 

Charles Rintamaki
July 1, 1953 – July 20, 2022

Charles Matthew Rintamaki “Chuck”, died on July 20, 2022. He was 69 years old. He was born on July 1, 1953 in Sault Saint Marie, Michigan to Amy and George Rintamaki of Newberry, Michigan.

Chuck graduated from Newberry High School in 1971 then joined the Navy to see the world. He was stationed aboard the USS Chehalis PG-94 out of Little Creek Navy base in Virginia. He met a girl on August 15, 1972, when out with friends and changed his world by asking her to dance. On April 21, 1973 they said “I do” and he spent the rest of his life proving it. He graduated from St. Leo College while working full time and raising a family. He was known to many for his ability to fix anything mechanical. He always said he could fix anything but a broken heart. That department he left to his wife. His heart was so big that it broke and he died very suddenly despite valiant efforts to bring him back. Our hearts are broken now and there is no fix for that.

Left to remember his life are his wife Marjorie Wise Rintamaki “Marty”, children Charlie of Cumberland, Amy Rintamaki-Davis and wife Stephanie of Chesapeake, grandchildren Brendan Griffin, Madison Horner, Oliver Davis and Eleanor Davis all of Chesapeake, VA. Sister Georgia Tillotson (Ira) of Marquette, Michigan, mother in law Marge Wise Pairet of Farmville, VA and a host of much loved nieces and nephews and foreign exchange students from around the world.

Memorial contributions may be made to The Wounded Warrior Project.

A visitation will be held on Sunday, July 24, 2022 from 2:00PM – 3:00PM with a funeral service to follow in the chapel of Puckett Funeral Home. Interment will be in the Albert G. Horton Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery at a later date. Puckett Funeral Home is serving the family. www.puckettfh.com.