LaMoyne Roger Mattick, age 85, of Belle Plaine, passed away on April 27, 2023 at Hillcrest Rehabilitation Center in Mankato, MN surrounded by his family. Memorial Services will be held at 11 A.M. on Thursday, May 18, 2023 at St. John Lutheran Church in Belle Plaine. Pr. Mark Johnson will officiate. Visitation will be 10-11 A.M. prior to Memorial Service at the church. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery in Belle Plaine.
LaMoyne was born October 23, 1937 on the family farm in Mansfield Township, Freeborn County, MN to Clarence and Viola (Meyer) Mattick. He did not live on the farm until 1947, when his dad bought the homestead, where milking cows was one of the many chores that had to be done. He attended a one-room like country school that was east of the homestead until he attended school in Kiester where he graduated in 1956. That same year LaMoyne enlisted in the U.S. Air Force. He completed basic training at Lackland AFB, San Antonio, TX, was then transferred to Ft. Belvoir, VA for technical training in surveying. Upon completion of that training he was transferred to McCord AFB, Tacoma, WA. It was there in1958 that he met Carol (Nelson) at a church group function. They married, just before he was being transferred to Orlando AFB, FL, in the spring of 1959. His first born came into the world early 1960 six weeks later he was re-assigned to Vandenberg AFB, CA. While stationed there he had a temporary assignment (TDY) to Okinawa, Japan. He was honorably discharged in September 1960. During his time in service he was awarded Airman of the Year and a Good Conduct medal. After his discharge from the service he obtained employment with an Aerial Surveying outfit in Denver, CO. He had a few assignments in Riverton and Casper, WY and shortly became dad to the number 2 child while in Colorado. He worked about a year for that company. He gained a different job in St. Louis Park, MN with Mark Hurd Aerial Survey. So the young family moved to Minnesota. While in St. Louis Park he temporarily worked a second job at the well known Red Owl grocery chain and a 3rd child came to be. Eventually with a fourth child on the way it was time to move to the bigger home they found in Minnetonka. He remained with Mark Hurd until he retired. Life was full of camping, fishing, running the rapids in a rubber raft at Taylor Falls, tubing the rapids on the Apple river in Wisconsin, skiing, square dancing, as well as various family vacations over the years. LaMoyne built and flew an ultra light plane until he crash in a corn field. He often thought about building a helicopter but a remote controlled model plane was as far as it went. He met his 2nd wife Betty (Hamrick) at one of the square dances. They stained and finished all the interior wood in their home but as the years went by it became to dangerous to pull out of the driveway, so they bought their final home in Belle Plaine.
LaMoyne is survived by his daughters, Cheryl Mattick (Jim Hartshorn), of Swea City, IA; Alesia Montoya of Centennial, CO; and Jennelle Mattick of Webster, MN
Brothers, Larry (Cyndy) Mattick of Phoenix, AZ; and Neil (Pam) Mattick of Mankato, MN
Sister-in-law, Joan Mattick of Albert Lea, MN
10 Nephews, 5 Nieces, 12 Grandchildren, and 12 Great-Grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his parents, his second wife, Betty, Son, Steven, Grandson, Lance Peterson jr., Grandparents, Theodore and Bertha Mattick, Emil & Emma Meyer, Brothers, Theodore, Jerome and Richard, Sisters-In-Law, Helen Mattick, Pam Mattick, and Lou Ann Mattick, Nephew, Todd Mattick and Niece, Lori Patterson.
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