Jerome Mattick, 1939-2019

Published 1:00 am Friday, January 3, 2020

Jerome Robert Mattick, 80, of North Branch passed away at his home Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2019.

Jerome Mattick

Jerome was preceded in death by his parents Clarence and Viola Mattick; wife, Helen Mattick; parents-in-law Alvin and Gertrude Sorenson and Walter and Mary Kinnamon; brothers Theodore Mattick and Richard Mattick; sisters-in-law Betty Mattick, Lou Ann Mattick and Judy Abrego; brothers-in-law Dave Sorenson, Dave Williams and Larry Fifer; and nephew, Todd Mattick.

He is survived by his loving wife of 32 years, Pamela; two sons, Tim (Michelle) Mattick and Troy (Amy) Mattick; two daughters, Lori (Joe) Patterson and Shari (Steve) Denny; stepson, Paul (Kim) Lentz; stepdaughter, Tammy (Mike) Nitzsch; grandchildren Ryan (Danita), Sean (Mariah), Brandi (Mike), Jaron, Jesse (ChaVonne), Josh, Luke (Sam), Daniel, Alex, Blake and Jacob; step-grandchildren Laura, Nicholas and Bradly; great-grandchildren Graeson, Ainsley, Kenasyn, Oliver, and Fiona; brothers, LaMoyne, Larry (Cyndy) and Neil (Pam); sisters-in-law Joan Mattick, Anne Sorenson, Cindy (Richard) Christenson, Jan Fifer and Dawn Kinnamon; brothers-in-law Rick (Andi) Sorenson, Steve (Kathy) Kinnamon and Randy (Tina) Miller; and many nieces and nephews.

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He was loved and will be dearly missed by many.

Jerome was born Feb. 26, 1939, at home in Mansfield Township, Freeborn County to Clarence and Viola (Meyer) Mattick. 

He married Helen Joan Sorenson on May 2, 1959, in Albert Lea. Jerome was later united in marriage to Pamela K. Kinnamon on April 11, 1987, in Coon Rapids.

Jerome grew up on the family farm where he developed a love for the outdoors, hard work and John Deere tractors. As an adult he worked as a salesman at North Central Public Service/Minnegasco, where he retired young in 1993.  He later moved to Arizona, where he drove off-road truck. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in North Branch. He loved collecting shot glasses, cooking, reading westerns, listening to country, driving and spending time with family. He was a very devoted husband and took care of both Helen and Pam, who were struck early in their lives with illness.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Thursday at Trinity Lutheran Church in North Branch.  Visitation was two hours prior to the service at the church.  Interment will be at noon Friday at Graceland Cemetery in Albert Lea.  Condolences may be expressed at Memorials may be given to Trinity Lutheran Church in North Branch.