Grace Mattson (LaRowe), age 45, of Isanti passed away January 26, 2014 at Maui Memorial Medical Center. The funeral service will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Saturday, February 1, 2014 at North Isanti Baptist Church in Cambridge with a visitation 1 hour prior to the service at the church. There will also be a visitation from 5:00 – 8:00 P.M. on Friday, January 31st at our Cambridge Chapel. Interment will be in Isanti Union Cemetery.
Grace Joyce Mattson was born June 21, 1968 in Cambridge to Gordon and Diane (Hendricks) LaRowe. Gracie was raised in the Isanti/Cambridge Community and graduated from Cambridge-Isanti High School, Class of 1987. She grew up and was baptized at Elim Baptist Church in Isanti. On October 8, 1988 she married Dean Mattson and they made their home in rural Isanti. Grace worked at Rum River Therapy for several years and for the past 13 years in the Isanti County Sheriff’s Office. She took pride in her job at the County Jail. Gracie had many interests. She loved traveling and always looked forward to vacations. She took joy in her house, filling it with plants, pretty dishes and nice things. She gardened and worked very hard to build her house for herself and her son. Gracie was always helping others and never turned her back on anyone, including complete strangers. She loved bird and deer hunting and just hanging out with the hunters. She was also a “thrill seeker” riding her motorcycle and boating with family and friends. She loved nature, the woods and watching the wildlife around her house. Her son James and her pets were the world to her.
Grace died on January 26, 2014 at the Maui Memorial Medical Center in Hawaii. She was preceded in death by her father, Gordy LaRowe and her sister, Cindy Johnson. She is survived by her son, James Mattson of Isanti; mother, Diane LaRowe of Cambridge; brother, Scott (Kristi) LaRowe of Isanti; 2 sisters, Virginia (Randy) Westerberg of Cambridge, Elizabeth (Joe) Estepp of Ham Lake; special friend, Mike Babb of Cambridge; former husband, Dean Mattson of Cambridge; and by many other relatives and friends.