Emil E. Mattan

Born: Wed., Sep. 23, 1953
Died: Sat., Dec. 15, 2012

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Emil E. “Red” Mattan, 59, of Cambridge passed away Saturday, December15, 2012 at his home.  Per his request cremation rites have been accorded and a celebration of life service will be held at a later date.  Vandemore Funeral Homes and Cremation Services, Ltd in Geneseo is in charge of the arrangements.

Emil was born September 23, 1953 in Clinton, Iowa the son of August and Josephine (VanDeWoestyne) Mattan.  He was a graduate of Erie High School and worked at IH Harvester Works / Case IH East Moline for 31 years as a pipe fitter, retiring in 2003.  He enjoyed working on his trucks and loved animals.

Emil is survived by 3 brothers: Richard Mattan, Geneseo, Don Mattan, Bedford, TX, and Joe Mattan, Clinton, IA; 2 sisters: Mary Bell, Ava, MO and Joanne Snodgrass, Morrison, IL; and several nieces, nephews, and friends.  

Emil was preceded in death by his parents, infant brother, Jimmy, and brother, August Jr.

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Dick and Betty Happel
   Posted Thu December 20, 2012
Our deepest thoughts, prayers and our condolence on the passing of Emil. We have known him for several years and what a great person he was. He will be missed.

Beth McKenrick Mattan Morrison
   Posted Thu December 20, 2012
I was saddened to hear of Emil's passing. Over the years, I have thought of him and all of you. I will keep the family lifted through my prayers. May the Lord bless all of you at this time of sorrow.

Bob Gauley
   Posted Thu December 20, 2012
i worked with "LiL" Red at IH EM. he was a good fitter and a good friend. Sorry to see him go so soon. BOb Gauley

Keith & Emily Degen
   Posted Fri December 21, 2012
Keith & Emily knew Emil through 2&92 Truck Parts.... It was amazing ever having the chance to meet Emil - we really enjoyed being around him and he always shared peppers from his garden! He will be missed dearly!!!

Jim Reynolds
   Posted Fri December 21, 2012
My condolences to the family. I worked at IH with Red for many years. He was a great guy who was respected by both union and management folks alike. His many, many friends from "old" IH will miss him very much! May he rest in peace.

Gary Andrews
   Posted Sat December 22, 2012
I worked with Red my last several years at Case IH on3rd shift we had some great times, at least once a week we would cook a big meal, Steaks, Shrimp, or sometimes just a large breakfast meal, and our signature Bucket salads you would have to see the meals to really appreciate what I am saying we all contributed to the dinners, sometimes I would make homemade Ice Cream, I remember once Red suggested we put Jalapeno Peppers in the mix with peaches. It was pretty tasty. The day I retired From case IH Red picked me up the next evening and several of us went out to some local Bars to celebrate. What a great guy and friend he was.

Sandy and Vern Williamson
   Posted Tue January 08, 2013
Just found Emil's information online and want all those close to him to know how very much he will be missed by us! We met over PattyPan Squash and a few beers at Choppers... only to find out we were neighbors!! We exchanged Jalapeno Jelly, as well as many other recipes and veggies!! I (Sandy) will especially miss his friendship as he had become a big brother to me more than once when I needed a big brother!!

Take care, and let us know when (or if) you do have a service... to celebrate the great man Emil Mattan was!
S & V

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