Monday, May 04, 2009

Obituary: Patsy "Pat" Lee (Hammersley) Matteson - Class of 1964

MADISON- Patsy "Pat" Lee Matteson, age 62, passed away at the HospiceCare Center on Sunday, May 3, 2009, following a long battle with cancer. She was born on Aug. 17, 1946 in Madison, the daughter of the late Lee N. Hammersley and Gladys E. (Carlson) Hammersley. Patsy graduated from Madison Central High School in 1964. She married Leon P. Matteson on April 26, 1975. Patsy retired from Wisconsin Power and Light/Alliant Energy in March of 2006, after 36 years. Upon retirement, Patsy cared for children as a nanny, as children were her love. She enjoyed crocheting, reading, doing puzzles, and babysitting. Patsy is survived by her sisters, Kay (Dean) Hohlstein and Judy Barreau (Don Bukstein), both of Madison; brother, Phil (Mary) Cundy of Oshkosh; step-children, Mark (Joni), Charles (Nora) and David (Yoshie) Matteson; step-grandson, Tyler (Arkeyshia) Matteson and their two sons, Miguel and Marco; nieces and nephews, Gail Hohlstein, Jim (Kristi) Hohlstein, Ben Hohlstein, Deanna (Chris) Campbell and Sheri (Corey) Williams; a special great-nephew, Jakob Williams; several great-nieces and great-nephews; an aunt, Mary (Don) Anderson; many friends, cousins and other relatives. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leon Matteson; parents, Lee and Gladys Hammersley; grandparents, Charley and Lillian Carlson; her puppies, Tippy and Lilly; aunts, Kora Frogner, Leonore Buri; and uncle, Charles Carlson. Funeral services will be held at GUNDERSON EAST FUNERAL HOME, 5203 Monona Drive, Madison, at 11 a.m., on Tuesday, May 5, 2009. A gathering of friends and family will be held on Monday, May 4, 2009, from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the funeral home and also on Tuesday, May 5, 2009, from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. Patsy's family wish to thank the staff at HospiceCare and Oak Park Nursing Home for their compassionate care, and all the other many people who came to visit Patsy while she was ill. Many tears are shed, because we have loved one who was special. Now, memories must sustain us. Let them guide you and keep you today and always. For as we remember, we see love's reflection in our tears.Gunderson East Funeral and Cremation Centers 5203 Monona Drive (608)221-5420

Originally published in the Wisconsin State Journal on May 4, 2008

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