Marc Mattson


Marc MattsonMarc 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  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.


  1. Jared Hively says

    My heart breaks for you guys. I always liked Marc and he was a great person to have by you on the fire dept.

  2. Sherri Carlson says

    My heart is completely broken for the entire Mattson family. There are absolutely no words to describe or ease the pain you all must be feeling. Marc was absolutely thee best soul in every way. My thoughts, prayers and sympathy are with you all during the difficult days and weeks ahead. -Sherri Carlson

  3. Kathy Guida says

    To Marc’s Family
    I am so sorry for your loss! Marc came into our Avera Tyler Family in the last year and instantly became one of us. He was awesome in so many ways – kind, caring, friendly, patient and just an all around sweet person. He will truly be missed!

    Kathy Guida
    Avera Tyler

  4. Mark and Janet Timmerman says

    Mary and Marv,
    No one should endure the pain of losing a son so young. You have our prayers and we will lift you up in them often. If you need anything you just ask.

  5. Troy Wendland- Fire Chief says

    To all the Mattson family-
    We give you our deepest sympathy. Marc was the kind of guy that would always go the extra distance. He was a great asset to the Balaton Fire Department. Even when he retired, he was still helping us out. He will surely be missed. A good man and great friend. RIP Marc. From all of us on the Balaton Fire and Ambulance Department.

  6. Susie & Dean Wimmergren says

    Our hearts are breaking for you and your family. Marc was your strength, life, love and rock..We pray for Gods Grace and Peace for all of you at this time

  7. Dee Dee & Bruce Garrels says

    Our thoughts & prayers to all of Marc’s family & friends.

  8. Irene Wolf says

    I worked with Marc at Avera Marshall until I left about 7 years ago. I’ll always remember his skill with IT issues and his kind mannerisms and that he was always a complete gentleman. My heart bleeds for his entire family.

  9. Tim and Barb Corbitt says

    Our heart goes out to all of you! Prayers for peace, comfort and strength to get through the days ahead!!

  10. Bill Kunze says

    To; All the Mattson Family-
    I want to sent to you my sincere sympathy. So sad for your loss of Marc at such a young age. I remember all the kids I had for all those years at Balaton School and I see his face as that little youngster growing up in the grade school to watching him graduate to be an outstanding individual. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of Marc who have to endure these difficult times.

  11. Joann Rodriguez says

    I am so terribly sorry for your loss! My thoughts and prayers are with all the Mattson family

  12. Norine Hanson says

    I remember Marc from working with him at Schott Electronics. He was always friendly and had a nice smile. Being a widow myself, Geri, I will keep you in my prayers and I hope that you will find peace and understanding soon. It’s always a shock when we lose someone so young.
    My sympathies, Norine Hanson

  13. Anne (Miller) Collier says

    Mattson family:
    My heart is breaking for your sudden loss of Marc. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  14. Darin and Leslie Wajer says

    Our deepest sympathy to your family. May God’s hands wrap you up in the hours and days ahead.

  15. Gusty Gilbertson says

    I am so sorry for the loss of Marc. He was such a wonderful person, always a smile and very kind hearted. God gained another angel. Prayers to the family and many friends.-

  16. Anita Anderson says

    Mrs. Mattson (the best elementary principal ever!!!) and Mr. Mattson,
    My sympathy and prayers are with you during this incredibly sad time. May He give you comfort and strength and may you be surrounded by lots of love. Sympathy to your family as well.
    In Him,
    Anita (Miller) Anderson

  17. Donna Schuelke says

    My thoughts and prayers to Marc’s loved ones He always had a smile and patience of Job God Bless his memory

  18. Jackie Esping says

    My heart goes out to his family. He will always be remembered as a kind hearted man with a heart of gold. He wore a smile even on days he was shaking his head thinking that was a silly question. But he was a professional and always handled business in a manner that when he was finished working on an IT issue you appreciated his knowledge. Avera Marshall will always remember him with fond memories and when his name comes up there will always be a smile on our face because we had the privilege to know him as family. Blessed be his memory

  19. Mike Paulsen says

    Geri and family, I’m very sorry to hear this news . my thoughts are with you and Marc’s family in this time of loss and sorrow.

  20. My thoughts and prayers go out to Marc’s family and friends. I worked with Marc and he was always helpful and smiling everyday. I am surely going to miss him and believe the heavens have gained another angel.

  21. Sheila Bretschneider says

    My deepest sympathy to Marc’s family and friends. I worked with him at Avera Marshall up until 2013. He was an amazing man with lots of patience. He always had a smile on his face and took pride in everything he did from his IT work to firefighting as well as his racing. May he rest in peace. Sending prayers to all.

  22. Dennis & Dobbin Farrell says

    Our thoughts and prayers are with the Mattson family. Sad to lose someone so young and so happy.

  23. Denise (Christopherson) Andersen says

    I was blessed to have known Marc Mattson; one of the kindest & most talented people I have known. He had a smile for everyone & was ever so patient with the many IT questions that came his way at Avera Marshall. My deepest sympathy to Marc’s family & friends. God bless his memory.

  24. Sara Larson says

    Life is short. Enjoy every moment. The loss of two children and a grandson is more than anyone should or can bear. That is why we have to bend and let God carry us. His plan is not for us to understand, but we are never alone. His promise of eternal life is real He is with us always. Much love to an amazing family.

  25. Chaplain Tom Chopp says

    In this your hour of deep grief, may our Resurrected Christ Jesus comfort all of you as you grieve the sudden and tragic death of Marc . As a man of faith he joyfully serve Lord God by serving his brothers and sisters at Avera Marshall and within his community. We will miss his smiling face. In the midst of your sorrow, be assured of Christ’s love, peace, joy, and sure hope given to us through His Word and Sacraments. God’s comforting peace!

  26. Rhonda lee says

    To Marc’s family
    I worked with Marc in Marshall for many years, and always knew he was a great guy. Always so helpful and never made you feel like you were imposing on his time or a ‘bother’ (even though sometimes I am sure I was). When I left, he made it a point to stop and say good bye and good luck. Now having worked in other places I can again see how exceptional he really was. My continued prayers for Gods love and comfort as you move forward.

  27. Marian Ridley says

    It was an honor and privilege to work with Marc at Avera Marshall. He was the sort of person that everyone knew he had their back. So sorry for your loss.

  28. Tammy VanOverbeke says

    Mattson Family and Friends,
    I am so sorry for your loss. I did not know Marc real well but I did know him as a member of the Balaton Fire Dept. He always had a big smile and was a true gentleman!

  29. Dennis Christensen says

    Our thoughts and prayers are for all of you. Our sympathy,
    Dennis and Marilyn Christensen

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