MATTHEW JOHN MATSON, age 52, of Waterville, died on April 26, 2023, at Mayo Clinic’s St. Marys Hospital in Rochester.
Matt was born on March 1, 1971, in Bismarck, North Dakota to Donald and Nancy (Olson) Matson. He attended school in Bismarck and graduated from High School at St. Cloud Apollo with the class of 1989. Matt met the love of his life, Sarah Radermacher, while working in home remodeling and they were married on April 16, 2004. Matt and Sarah began their life together living in Montgomery before spending a short time in Kilkenny. In 2015, they made their home in Waterville while raising three children.
Matt worked various jobs throughout his life, most recently he was employed at Black Forest in Owatonna as a Caster. He also D.J’d at many events throughout his life. Matt enjoyed fishing, playing cribbage, spending time around the campfire, and bartending. Saying he was an avid Minnesota Vikings Fan would be an understatement. He was looking forward to spending time with his wife and children this summer on the boat. Although he battled with various illnesses throughout his life, Matt always kept a positive attitude and made sure his family and friend’s needs always came first. He will be remembered for his sense of humor and quick wit.
Matt is survived by his wife of 19 years, Sarah of Waterville; children: Alexander (Jemma) Matson of Waseca, Ella Matson of Waterville and Jada Matson of Waterville; grandchildren: Aubree and Aria Matson; father and stepmother, Donald and Faye Matson of St. Cloud; mother, Nancy Campbell of Lancaster, California; siblings: Cammie (Aaron) Szabo of Irvine, California and Carrie Campbell of Lancaster, California; mother and father-in-law: John and Kriss Radermacher of Le Center; sister-in-law, Lisa (Bob) Tuma of Montgomery; brother-in-law, Johnny Radermacher of Kilkenny; many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Michael Matson; uncle, Dave Matson; and stepfather, Rich Campbell.
A Gathering of Family and Friends will be from 3:00 – 5:00 PM on Tuesday, May 16, 2023, at the Waterville Chapel of Dennis-Steffel-Omtvedt Funeral and Cremation Service. A Celebration of Matt’s Life (Matt’s Last Call) will follow the gathering of family and friends beginning at 4:00 PM at the Waterville Event Center.
The family invites all who attend to wear their favorite Vikings attire in memory of Matt.
Interment will be on a later date in Evergreen Cemetery in Moorhead.