LeRoy Mattson

LeRoy Mattson, age 79, of Pineville, La., entered eternal rest on Monday, July 24, 2017 at Naomi Heights Nursing & Rehab Center.

LeRoy was born January 29, 1938 in La Crosse, Wis. He grew up in Brownsville, Minn., and graduated from Caledonia High School. He married Marlene Klinski on June 19, 1966. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on June 19, 2016. He raised a family in Caledonia before moving to Hineston, La., and later Pineville, La. He worked as a towboat pilot on the inland river system for many years and later worked and retired from the City of Pineville, La.

LeRoy is preceded in death by his parents, Roy and Geneva; his sister, Alice; his daughter Kristi and his son Mark.

Those left to cherish his memory include his wife Marlene of Pineville; his son, Michael (Crystal) of Tampa, Fla.,; his sisters, Jean Mills of Coon Rapids, Minn. and Leone Whalen of Duluth, Minn.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., on Saturday, July 29, 2017 at Rush Funeral Home Chapel, Hineston, La., with Rev. William H. Vogt officiating. Interment followed in Smith Cemetery, Hineston, under the direction of Rush Funeral Home, Pineville, La.c