88, of Amberg, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, May 22nd, at Aurora Medical Center in Green Bay, WI, as a result of injuries sustained from an accidental fall. She was born December 31st, 1933, in Milwaukee, WI, the daughter of Roy “Red” Wolford and Lenore “Lee” Nutt Wolford. She was raised in Amberg, WI, by her immediate family and her extended family, grandparents Gladys and Alonzo Nutt.
Mitzi attended elementary and high school in Amberg. She brightened each day for her friends and teachers with her cheery wit and love of life. One day, while riding the bus home from grade school, she went over and sat on her favorite boy’s lap. She went home that day and told everyone that she was going to marry that boy. That lucky young man was her husband Matt J. Mattison. They were married on November 15th, 1952, and shared nearly seventy years together.
After high school graduation, she briefly worked in Milwaukee before returning to Amberg to marry “that boy”. Mitzi worked for the Town of Amberg at various jobs before taking a job as a postal employee in Amberg and Iron Mountain, MI. She retired from the Postal Service after many years of exemplary employment.
Always a hard worker, Mitzi spent countless hours volunteering for church functions at the Amberg Presbyterian Church, local Town activities, and Fire Department and Amberg Community Association fundraisers. She also helped in the hay fields, often wrestling with bales of hay that often weighed more than she did. She enjoyed cooking, fishing, and caring for her horses and dogs. She always found time to hunt for bargains and treasures at her “good stores”, as well as yard sales and bazaars. Mitzi was devoted to her family and her community. One of her favorite things to do was visit family in Florida and put her feet in the warm sand, while soaking up the sun and watching the rolling ocean waves along the beach.
Mitzi was preceded in death by her parents and her granddaughter Mandy. Survivors include her husband, Matt J. Mattison of Amberg; her children; Mathew W. (Sheryl, aka “Sam”) Mattison of Port Saint Lucie, FL, Kim Mattison of Amberg, and Jody (Carl) Renikow of McAllister; grandchildren Mathew S. (Kelly) Mattison of Port Saint Lucie, FL, Cody Renikow of McAllister, Matti Renikow, student of UW River Falls; and five great grandchildren; and one great-great granddaughter.
Friends may call at the United Presbyterian Church on Wednesday, June 1st, 2022, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., with funeral services and burial services to follow. Luncheon will be served directly after the services at the cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund will be established.
Roubal Funeral Home of Wausaukee is assisting her family with arrangements.