Quentin Matson, 1946-2019
A graveside service for Quentin E. Matson will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Hillcrest Cemetery with the Rev. Don Malinksy will officiate. Military honors will be performed by the Albert Lea area veterans organizations. There will be a celebration of life at American Legion from 2 to 4 p.m. following the graveside service. Family and friends are invited to come share stories and memories of Quentin.
Quentin passed away peacefully Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019, at his home in Albert Lea. He was 73.
Quentin Erwin Matson was born July 2, 1946, in Albert Lea to Roy and Lola (Savage) Matson. He attended country school near Hayward and went to Albert Lea High School. At the age of 17, Quentin enlisted in the United States Navy. He was aboard the USS Valley Forge. Quentin served his country for four years until his honorable discharge.
On May 29, 1971, he was united in marriage to Patricia (Spilde) in Hayward. To this union, three children were born. The couple called Albert Lea home.
Quentin spent most of his career as a truck driver. He started out working for his father at Matson Trucking and was most recently driving truck for Bosshart Trucking until his retirement at the age of 62.
He was a member of the American Legion and Disabled American Veterans. In his free time he enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping with family and friends and being outdoors. He enjoyed going to his children’s sporting events. Quentin had a tight-knit group of friends, always staying close to his very good friends Virgil, Jim and Ronnie. In these last few years, Quentin gained a special bond with his youngest son, Roy, and enjoyed spending quality time with him.
He is preceded in death by both parents, Roy and Lola Matson; brothers Darryl Matson and Richard Matson; and sister in-law, Gwen Matson.
Quentin will be missed by his wife of 48 years, Pat Matson; children Justin (Jamie) Matson, Amber (Jeremy Jenson) Matson and Roy Matson; grandchildren Mariah (Jamerro), Brittney, Jake, Kayden, Joey and Jenna; great-grandchildren Laylah and Trayjen; siblings Dale (Marilyn), Eugene (Charlotte), Roy, Greg (Carolyn) and Lorelei (Tom); sisters-in-law Dee Matson and Janice Matson; as well as many loving nieces, nephews, extended relatives and friends.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the Albert Lea American Legion or the Disabled American Veterans Minnesota Office at 20 W. 12th St., Third Floor. St. Paul, MN 55155.