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Doris I. Matter

Doris I. Matter

Doris Inga Josephine Carlson Matter, 97, was born in Forest Township, Wis., the daughter of Christopher and Sophia (Jorgenson) Carlson. Preceded in death by parents, sisters Ellen Hagen,Ruth Ostlund, Marie Winberg and brothers Carl and Harold Carlson. Doris was preceded in death by her loving husband of 67 years, Lorne, in 2010.

Doris is survived by children, Kathy Gjesfjeld (Donald) of Eau Claire, Wis., Gene Matter (Mila Francisco) of St. Paul Park, and Dawn Matter of Lindstrom; grandchildren, Kimberly Hoffbeck (Tom) of Hastings, Christopher Gjesfjeld (Joan) of Bloomington, Ill., Erik Gjesfjeld (Cortney) of Cambridge, U.K.; great-grandchildren Amelia and Justin Hoffbeck, Soren and Ingrid Gjesfjeld, sisters-in-law Violet Rothe, and Margaret Tulgren, and Barbara Matter, several cousins, other relatives and friends.

The family would like to thank the staff at Augustana Health Care Center, Hastings, and Grace Hospice for their kindness, patience and compassionate care. Also, the family would like to acknowledge the Cottage Grove Fire and EMT Department for their help while Doris and Lorne were still living at their St. Paul Park home. Finally, a special thank you to her friends and fellow residents at Augustana, you made every day a joy for her.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to All Saints Lutheran Church. A celebration of life service will be held at 11 a.m. with visitation from 10-11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, at all Saints Lutheran Church, 8100 Belden Blvd., Cottage Grove.