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Howard H. Matteson, 84, a World War II veteran and retired auto body repairman, died Tuesday (March 24, 1998) in his Silver Springs home after a brief illness.

Born in Eagle, he worked for more than 50 years in the automotive repair industry, principally at the former Tillner Motors and the former Matson Motor locations in Warsaw.

During World War II, he served with the U.S. Army in the European Theater.

Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Martha Bolton Matteson; three sons, Thomas of Basom, Duane of Rock Glen and George of Silver Springs; five daughters, Deborah Leonard and Lydia Schneckenburger, both of Warsaw, Dawn Woodruff of Holland, Myra Snyder of Nunda and Rhonda Skill of Silver Springs; two sisters, Irene Schoefflin of Florida and Mabel Stockweather of Arkport; 21 grandchildren; and 28 great-grandchildren.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in Robinson and Hackemer Funeral Home, 246 N. Main St., Warsaw. Burial will be in Protection Cemetery, Holland.

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