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1929 John 2022

John Mattsfield

October 27, 1929 — November 8, 2022


John H. Mattsfield, age 93 of Litchfield, MN died at Harmony River in Hutchinson, MN on November 8, 2022.  A funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Tuesday November 15, 2022 at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Ellsworth Township, MN.  A visitation will be held from 5:00 - 7:00 PM on Monday November 14, 2022 at Johnson Hagglund and Cremation in Litchfield, MN.  Visitation will continue one hour prior to the service at church.  Interment will be held at Ellsworth Cemetery, Ellsworth Twp, MN.  Military Honors will be provided by the Litchfield Military Honor Guard.


John Harry Otto Mattsfield, III the son of Arnold and Lydia Mattsfield was born on October 27, 1929 in Ellsworth Township, MN.   He was baptized in 1929 and confirmed on May 16, 1943 both at St. Peter’s Ev. Lutheran Church.  He went to Litchfield High School and graduated in 1948.  He grew up and lived in Ellsworth Township, Meeker County, serving in the United States Army from July 1954 until November 1955, when he received the Army of Occupation Medal and was honorably discharged when his father passed and he needed to manage his family farm.  On November 3, 1956, he was united in marriage to Anne Rudberg at the Presbyterian Church in Litchfield, MN.  He was a crop and dairy farmer until 1972 when he bought and managed a retail store, Doffing’s Smartwear in Litchfield, MN.  He moved to Litchfield, MN in 1982 and  moved to Harmony River Living Center in 2019.


He was a member of the St. Peter’s Ev. Lutheran Church in Litchfield, MN, the Litchfield Male Chorus for 25 years, the Nelsan-Hortan Post 109 (Legion) since 1966 and the Litchfield VFW Post 2818 since 1958.  He enjoyed horses, traveling, gardening, and spending time with his family.


John is survived by his wife Anne Mattsfield of Litchfield, MN; daughter Gloria Mattsfield of Guthrie, OK; son-in-law Gordon Anderson of Minneapolis, MN; grandchildren Rosella (Jamie) Jorgensen, Andrea Anderson (Matt Valiant) and Virginia Anderson; great grandchildren Ty, Jack, Alexander, Desi, Wyatt and Lyanna; brothers and sisters Jvonne Larson of Hutchinson, MN, Joan Nelson of Atwater, MN, Joel (Sandra) Mattsfield of Darwin, MN; and many nieces nephews and great nieces and nephews.


John is preceded in death by daughter Deirdre Mattsfield Anderson; parents Arnold and Lydia Mattsfield; infant brother Virgil; brother Jerry Mattsfield, sister June Rick; sister-in-law Cheryl Mattsfield; brothers-in-law Wayne Rick and Howard Nelson; sister-in-law Arline and her husband Robert Krug.



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