Marc E. Mattson age 48 of Tracy, formerly of Balaton passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at Sanford Tracy Medical Center. Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. Monday, October 10 at Sillerud Lutheran Church, rural Balaton. Visitation is 4:00-7:00 p.m. Sunday at the church with a prayer service at 7:00 p.m. Visitation will continue one hour prior to services at the church. Online condolences may be sent at www.stephensfuneralservice.com. Stephens Funeral Service – Tracy Area Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
Marc E. Mattson was born January 28, 1968 in Tracy, Minnesota to Marvin and Mary Ellen (Skaug) Mattson. He was baptized and confirmed at Sillerud Lutheran Church near Balaton. He graduated from Balaton High School and went on to continue his education at Alexandria Vo-Tech for Law Enforcement for one year. He then attended Granite Falls Vo-Tech for two years, studying electronics. Marc began working at Schott Corporation in Marshall, then Minntronix in Tracy, before moving to the Twin Cities to work for a short time. Marc then returned to Balaton when he began working for Rycan Technologies as a Network Administrator. In this role, he worked full time at Avera Marshall as a contract employee and eventually transitioned to employment directly through Avera. A portion of his job was setting up computer systems in neighboring Avera facilities. Marc made sure everything he did was precise, and he did it with a smile. Marc was united in marriage to Geri (Verdick) Erbes on June 28, 2014 at Sillerud Lutheran Church. Together they made their home in Tracy. Marc was a member of the Balaton Fire Department for 20 years. He had many talents and interests; he loved astronomy, stars and planets, and he enjoyed watching all sports. He loved stock car racing, proudly racing car #28 at Slayton, Jackson and Worthington. Marc loved spending time with Geri and her children, who were very important to him. He was a humble man who always thought of others and loved to help however he could.
Marc is survived by his wife Geri; parents Marvin and Mary Ellen Mattson of Balaton; step children: Hailey Erbes of Tracy, Allen Erbes of Tracy, Madison Majeres of Hutchinson; brother Michael Mattson (special friend Kris Priebe) of St. Cloud; nieces and nephews: Derek Michalski, Mindy Michalski, Eric Mattson, Marissa Mattson, Kacy Clark, Peyton Clark, and Lindsay Mattson; father-in-law Don “Gassy” Verdick; and many other relatives and friends. He is preceded in death by his grandparents, sister Maren Michalski, nephew David Mattson, and mother-in-law Sandy Polzine.