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.