Daniel R. Mattison 1924-2020

DENVER, Colo. — Daniel R. Mattison, 96, left this world a better place at his passing, Friday, May 22, 2020.

He was born April 14, 1924, in the village of McDonald.

He dearly loved his wife, Marjorie until (and beyond) her death in 2011.

Daniel was a true member of the “Greatest Generation.” He joined the Navy at 18 for World War II and was on a submarine, despite being 6’3” and not knowing how to swim. Everyone he encountered in life was left smiling from his jokes and affectionate teasing. He was a special man who was strong and equally as kind. He will be missed on this earth, but will absolutely remain in our hearts, as a beautiful reminder of “how to be.”

He is survived by his sister, Florence Johnson; daughters, Dani Francis (her husband, Evan Francis) and Lisa Erkelens; granddaughters, Mackenzie Hairston (her husband, Barry Hairston) and Drew Erkelens; and great-granddaughter, Remi Hairston.

There will be no services.

Arrangements were by the Cremation Society of Colorado.

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