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Gloria Mae Mattila

06/18/1935 - 05/19/2018

Gloria M. Mattila, 82, of Mountain Iron, passed away Saturday, May 19, 2018 at Cornerstone Villa in Buhl. A funeral service will be held Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at 11:00 am at Messiah Lutheran Church in Mountain Iron. Pastor Ellen Taube will officiate. Burial will take place at Greenwood Cemetery. Arrangements are with Range Funeral Home in Virginia. To sign the online guest book or to send condolences, please visit www.rangefuneralhomes.com.

Gloria Mae Mattila was born June 18, 1935 in Mountain Iron to Benjamin and Cora (Paoletti) Secola. She graduated from Mountain Iron High School in 1953. On February 15, 1955, she was united in marriage to William “Bud” Mattila in Mountain Iron. The couple moved to California in 1958 where they raised their family. Gloria wanted to come back to her roots, so they moved back to Mountain Iron in 1976. Gloria worked for the Mountain Iron Buhl schools as a school administrator for over 20 years.

Gloria loved her road trips to Fortune Bay. She was known for her sense of style, with plenty of “Bling”. She especially enjoyed her time with family and friends.

She had a great sense of humor and made friends wherever she would go.

She will be deeply missed by those who knew and loved her.

She is survived by:
Children: Connie (Gordon) Jenkinson of Colleyville, TX; Darrell Mattila of Mosheim, TN; The Reverend Daniel (Lawrence) Mattila of Sandy Hook, CT
Grandchildren: Jamie Jenkinson, Carrie (Grant) McNelis, Christopher Mattila, Jessi Mattila, and Casey Mattila
10 Great Grandchildren
Numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins
Sister: Carol Sheets of Virginia
Brother: Anthony Secola of Hartford, WI

She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; and grandson, John Jenkinson

4 thoughts on “Gloria Mae Mattila”

  1. JoAnn Nettles says:

    Auntie Gloria (as we called her) will be missed. She was so much fun and we had many laughs together over the years. Prayers to my cousins, Danny, Connie and Darrell, her children.

  2. My condolences to Gloria’s family and close friends.
    Gloria was a co-worker with me and others in the Superintendent’s office. We had a good hard working crew but also took time to have fun especially at the Christmas parties. Those were the good times where all staff could be together including the teachers.
    Praying for Gloria’s family in this sad time.
    Peg Bodovinitz

  3. Anne Hill says:

    My deepest sympathy to the family for your loss. May the “…God of all comfort…” be with you during this sad time.
    (2 Corinthians 1:3,4) ~ (Psalm 83:18)

  4. Sharon(herrmeyer) pollary says:

    In remember Gloria from years ago she was my baby was sitter when I was 7 yrs old she was always full of fun and nice to us kids when I lived in mt. Iron on the hill
    That was 60+ yrs ago so sorry for your loss she will be missed by many

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05/23/2018 at 11:00 AM
Messiah Lutheran Church, Enterprise Drive South, Mountain Iron, MN, USA