Marjorie Mattern

Dec. 11, 1917 — Sept. 9, 2010
ELKHART — Marjorie I. Mattern, age 92, of 343 S. Nappanee St., Elkhart, formerly of Plymouth, passed away at 6:45 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 9, 2010, at Woodland Manor Nursing Home, in Elkhart. 
Marjorie was born Dec. 11, 1917, in Nappanee, to Harry and Della (Heckaman) Strang. She was a graduate of West High School in the Class of 1936.
Aug. 5, 1945, in Nappanee, Marjorie became the bride of Charles Mattern. Together they raised their three children. Marjorie proudly served her country in the United States Army during WWII. She had been a resident of Marshall County, Ind., since 1920.
Marjorie had been a member of the Pretty Lake Trinity Church, Plymouth, since 1945. She enjoyed being a teacher’s aide at Washington School. She was a crossing guard at Webster School, helped at the Webster Center, was a Marshall County Republican Party Precinct Committee Member, enjoyed encouraging people to register to vote, was a 35-year volunteer with the American Red Cross, a member of the American Legion, and a member of AARP. Marjorie was an avid football fan, loved music, and spent a lot of time crocheting many beautiful doilies, snowflakes, and afghans.
Marjorie is survived by her daughters, Ruth Soper of Indianapolis, and Sally (David) Rains of Elkhart; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles, Sept. 11, 1968; their son, Timothy Mattern, April 20, 1993; four brothers; and five sisters. 

Memorial contributions may be made to:
The Pretty Lake Trinity United Methodist Church
8985 State Road 17, Plymouth, IN, 46563
~or~
Woodland Manor Activities Department
343 S. Nappanee St., Elkhart, IN, 46550.

~VISITATION~
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 15, 2010, 11 A.M. to 1 P.M.
VAN GILDER FUNERAL HOME
300 W. MADISON ST.
PLYMOUTH, IN, 46563

~FUNERAL~
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 15, 2010, 1 P.M.
VAN GILDER FUNERAL HOME
THE REV. JAMES IRWIN, OFFICIATING

~BURIAL~
NEW OAKHILL CEMETERY, PLYMOUTH
MILITARY GRAVESIDE HONORS WILL BE PRESENTED BY:
THE AMERICAN LEGION AND THE DISABLED AMERICAN VETERANS.

~MEMORIES MAY BE SHARED AT~
www.vangilderfuneralhome.com.