Laurenda Lena Mattix

Laurenda Lena Mattix, 97, of Stevensville, MI passed away, Monday, March 30, 2015 at Pine Ridge Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Stevensville.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 11:30 A.M. Monday, April 6, 2015 at Starks & Menchinger Chapel and Cremation Services, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph, with Pastor Fred Davey officiating. Friends may visit from 10:30 A.M. until the time of service. Burial will follow at North Shore Memory Gardens in Coloma. Memorials may be made to Crystal Springs Church of God or Pine Ridge. Those wishing to share a memory of Laurenda online may do so at

Laurenda was born March 4, 1918 in Benton Harbor, to John and Natalie (Mattner) Rotter. She married Arthur L. Mattix on February 24, 1951 in Benton Harbor. Laurenda was employed at Michigan Fruit Canners as well as Barentsen Candy Co., however her most important calling was as a homemaker to her husband and children. Laurenda was a member of Crystal Springs Church of God. She enjoyed polka dancing and playing rummy.

Laurenda is survived by her daughters, Barbara Lane and Patricia Hill both of Benton Harbor; son, John (Beulah) Schott of Colona, IL; son-in-law, Douglas Wymer of Stevensville; 8 grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren; 7 great great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Arthur, on January 31, 1984; daughter, Mary Wymer, on March 28, 2005; son-in-law, Donald Lane; granddaughter, KariAnn Lane; and brother, Albert Rotter.

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