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Marilyn Mattison

Marilyn Mattison

March 30, 1943 -- May 17, 2019

Marilyn Mattison, 76, of Columbus, died Friday, May 17, 2019, at Bryan Medical Center West Campus in Lincoln.

The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, May 21, at Trinity Lutheran Church, with the Rev. Wayne Nestor officiating. Interment will be held at a later date. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. on Monday, May 20, at Gass Haney Funeral Home, and will continue from 1 p.m. until service time on Tuesday at the church. Memorials may be directed to those of the family's choice.

Born March 30, 1943, Marilyn Gail was born to Vern and Norma “Peggy” (Farson) Stephens in Humboldt. Marilyn and her mom spent the first three years of her life living in Shubert with Vern's parents and sisters, while Vern was in the service during WWII. They moved to Tecumseh in the spring of 1951. Marilyn attended Tecumseh Public Schools, and graduated in 1961. She attended the Methodist Church. From there she moved to Lincoln and attended and graduated from Lincoln School of Commerce. Her first job was in the State Capitol Building as a private secretary to Governor Frank Morrison.

Marilyn went on a blind double date with a friend, and met the love of her life, David Mattison. They were married on April 5, 1963, in Lincoln. The newlyweds moved to Columbus, and that is where she lived the rest of her life. To this union, two children were born: Tracy Jo and Jeffrey David. She worked at various places through the years. Anyone who knew Marilyn knew how much she loved spending time with her granddaughter, Shannon. In her spare time, she loved playing cards. Marilyn had many dear, dear friends, and we joke that she had a more active social life than all of us.

Marilyn was survived by daughter, Tracy and husband Mark Buzynski of Columbus; son, Jeff Mattison of Las Vegas; beloved granddaughter, Shannon Buzynski of Lincoln; brother, Lowell and wife Janet Stephens of Gretna; sister, Kathryn and husband Don Gottula of Elk Creek; brother, Lyle Stephens and partner Mike Hogan of Sonoita, Arizona; brother, Vern Ray and wife Sherry Stephens of Tecumseh; sister, Robbie and husband Mike Aylward of Lincoln; numerous nieces and nephews and other relatives, and a host of dear friends.

She is preceded in death by husband, Dave Mattison; parents, Vern and Peggy Stephens.

Condolences may be sent to www.gasshaney.com.

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