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Bruce R. Matson

April 22, 1949 March 2, 2019
Bruce R. Matson
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Obituary for Bruce R. Matson

Bruce R. Matson, age 69 of Dresser, WI passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Saturday, March 2, 2019, at the Christian Community Home of Osceola, WI after many months of battling a series of strokes.

Bruce was born April 22, 1949, in St. Croix Falls to Alvin and Susan (Johnson) Matson. He was a 1967 graduate of Unity High School and a 1971 graduate of Wisconsin State University – Superior. After working on the family farm and for National Car Rental, Bruce opened Matson Tax Service, which he operated successfully for over 40 years.

Bruce was united in marriage to Evy Ericson on April 27, 1974. He later married Carol Watt on May 28, 1988, in St. Croix Falls. Bruce enjoyed gardening, hiking, bicycling, coaching soccer, and spending time with his children and grandchildren. As any good Wisconsinite, he enjoyed cheering on his Packers every week. Bruce was kind, gentle, and a man of deep integrity. He spent decades serving in various organizations, including Big Sandy Camp, Alliance Church of the Valley, New Home Cemetery, and Valley Christian School.

Bruce was preceded in death by his first wife, Evy in 1986, and nephew, Hayden Watt. He is survived by his parents, Alvin and Susan Matson; wife, Carol Matson; daughter, Kelly (Tate) Watts; sons, Mark (Margo) Matson and Luke (Rachel) Matson; grandchildren, Seth Watts, Cora, Noah, and Brooks Matson; sisters, Valerie (Larry) Hanson and Jolene (Rich) Polosky; brother, Brian (Ruth) Matson; as well as many nieces and nephews.

Memorial donations may be given to the Alliance Church of the Valley or the American Stroke Association.


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Previous Events

Visitation

Thursday

7

Mar

4:00 PM 3/7/2019 4:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 3/7/2019 7:00:00 PM
Grandstrand Funeral Home - Osceola

941 State Road 35
Osceola, WI 54020

Grandstrand Funeral Home - Osceola
941 State Road 35 Osceola 54020 WI
United States

Visitation

Friday

8

Mar

10:00 AM 3/8/2019 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 3/8/2019 11:00:00 AM
Alliance Church of the Valley

1259 St. Rd 35
St. Croix Falls, WI 54024

Alliance Church of the Valley
1259 St. Rd 35 St. Croix Falls 54024 WI
United States

Funeral Service

Friday

8

Mar

11:00 AM 3/8/2019 11:00:00 AM
Alliance Church of the Valley

1259 St. Rd 35
St. Croix Falls, WI 54024

Alliance Church of the Valley
1259 St. Rd 35 St. Croix Falls 54024 WI
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

New Home Cemetery Final Resting Place

Eureka, WI 54024

Eureka 54024 WI
US
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