Lillian F. Matson, age 86, of Owen, passed away on Monday, Sept. 11, 2017, at the Clark County Rehab and Living Center in Owen under the tender care of hospice.
A funeral service will be held on Friday, Sept. 15, 2017, at 11 a.m. at Nazareth Lutheran Church in Withee. Reverend Brian Campbell will preside. Interment to follow in the church cemetery. Family and friends are welcome from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service on Friday at the church for visitation. Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Owen is entrusted with the arrangements.
Lillian was born on Nov. 29, 1930, in the Township of Holway, the daughter of Fred and Katherine (Thormahlen) Matson. She was educated at Forest Grove School in the Town of Holway. Lillian was a life-time member of Nazareth Lutheran Church in Withee. She lived on the family farm until the death of her parents, when she moved to the trailer court in Withee. Lillian lived there until entering the Health Care Center in Owen in 2013.
Lillian worked for many years in area restaurants: Bauer’s Cafe in Medford, the Thorpedo in Thorp, Mr. B’s and Abby Cafe in Abbotsford. She also cleaned houses for families in Owen and Withee.
Lillian is survived by her sister, Anna Tauchen of Curtiss; and a sister-in-law, Betty Matson of Greenwood. She is further survived by many nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her brother, Harold; four sisters, Frieda (Russell) Dearth, Amelia (Raymond) Dearth, Hilda (Elmer) Dearth and Katherine (Harvey) Dearth; and a brother-in-law, Rudolph Tauchen.
Family and friends can express condolences online to www.maurinaschilling.com.