Roy Lee Matheson age 86, of Forest Lake, Minnesota, died Friday, October 28, 2022 at MN Health Fairview University.
Roy was born December 21, 1935 in Columbus Township, Minnesota the son of Roy and Mabel (nee Peyton) Matheson. He grew up in Columbus, Minnesota. He attended school in Forest Lake, where he met Mary Kahlstorf when they were teenagers and were together until her death in 2005. Roy graduated from Forest Lake High School, Class of 1954. Following graduation, he and Mary were married on June 30, 1957. He proudly served his country in the United States Army and was stationed in California and later Oklahoma. Mary joined Roy in Oklahoma in the summer of 1959.
After his honorable discharge, they returned to Forest Lake. Roy worked as a union carpenter, retiring in 1996 after many faithful years of service. In his free time, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, yardwork, spending time at his property up north and successful rounds of Bingo at the Forest Lake American Legion where he was a dedicated member.
He is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Mary; four-legged companion, Sassy; sister, Barbara. He will be deeply missed by his devoted children, Melanie, Wayne (Sherri), Jim (Shelli), Rod (Shannon); ten grandchildren, Jessica, Shayna, Josh, Hannah, Jake, Amanda, Travis, Kaitlin, Abigail, Delaney; 11 great grandchildren; four-legged friend, Rosie; siblings, Leo, Norm (Debra), Ruby, Deb (Jeff); nieces, nephews, other family and friends.
Visitation will be held from 5:00-7:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 2, 2022, at Mattson Funeral Home, 343 North Shore Drive, Forest Lake with a Legion Ritual Service at 7:00 p.m. Graveside Services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday at Morningside Memorial Gardens, 11800University Avenue, Coon Rapids, Minnesota.