Obituary | Lucille Klarice Mann-Mattson Lucille Klarice Mann-Mattson was born on October 30, 1915 in East Grand Forks, Minnesota and went home to be with her Lord in the early hours of January 7th, 2015 in Duluth, Minnesota at the age of 99 years, 2 months, and 7 days. Lucille was the youngest of two (2) children born to Peter and Sophie Tessier of Grand Forks, North Dakota. Lucille received her early elementary education at the Cathedral Catholic School in East Grand Forks, Minnesota, completing her elementary and secondary education in Crookston, Minnesota. Following her graduation from High School, Lucille completed two years at the University of North Dakota. In August of 1934, Lucille married Charles Hankey Mann. The couple moved to Port Arthur, Texas where Lucille completed a Bachelor of Science degree in Special Education. The couple moved to Duluth, Minnesota in the early forties where their three (3) children were born: Charles, Ronald, and Janette. Following the death of her beloved Charles in 1959, Lucille suddenly found herself a single mother responsible for the care of her three children. She immersed herself and her young family in the ministry of First Presbyterian Church in Duluth. Lucille was a valued member of the sanctuary choir and beloved teacher in the Christian Education program. In August of 1962, Lucille married Alfred J. Mattson of Duluth. The couple began ministry at the Duluth Gospel Tabernacle where Alfred served on the Board of Elders and Lucille began teaching in the church's Sunday School. Professionally, Lucille's first love was teaching. She served as the Special Education Instructor at Franklin School in Duluth. In addition to her teaching career, Lucille has been employed as a professional seamstress, floral designer, and retail clerk at the Port Arthur Linen Shop, Woolworths, and SuperValu. In addition to her teaching commitment at the Duluth Gospel Tabernacle, Lucille served as a faithful teacher in the Evangelical Released-Time Christian Education program and a dedicated member of the Christian Women's Club and Union Gospel Mission Women's Auxiliary Board. Lucille is preceded in death by her parents, Peter and Sophie Tessier, husband Charles Mann, husband Alfred Mattson, son Ronald Mann, brother James Tessier, and two (2) infant children, and one stepdaughter, Janna Jacobsen. Lucille is survived in death by her son Charles David Mann (Shirley) of Franklin, North Carolina, daughter Janette Lucille Brooks (Ronald) of Lynnwood, Washington, stepsons David Mattson (Miriam) of Arden Hills, Minnesota, Peter Mattson (Linda) of Burnsville, Minnesota, Susan Forseth (Robert) of Seattle, Washington, Mary Ross (Robert) of Ortonville, Minnesota, grandchildren, great grandchildren, great great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Funeral services for Lucille Klarice Mann-Mattson will be held on Saturday January 10th at 1 PM at the Duluth Gospel Tabernacle, 1515 West Superior Street. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Burial at Park Hill Cemetery.
Those desiring to make a memorial gift in honor of Lucille's memory are asked to direct their gifts to the New Heart Foundation, 22901 Edmonds Way, Edmonds, WA 98020. Arrangements by Williams-Lobermeier-Boettcher Funeral Home.