Erma Valerie Mattila
03/19/1935 - 07/05/2021
Erma V. Mattila, 86, died on Monday, July 5, 2021. Erma was born on March 19, 1935, in Marshall, MN to Hans J and Minnie T. (Kroll) Schmidt. Erma was united in marriage to John Donald Mattila on May 10, 1968. The couple owned the Mattila’s Birch Lake Resort in Babbitt, where Erma ran the store for many years.
Erma was preceded in death by her parents; son, Jay Mattila; and 6 siblings.
Erma is survived by her husband, John; children, Tom (Jess) Mattila, and Jody Mattila; grandchildren, Willow and Jay; sister, Norma (Orville) Koland; and numerous friends and acquaintances.
A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, August 21, 2021 at Mattila’s Birch Lake Resort in Babbitt at 1:00 pm.