Donald Calvin Matteson

date of birth March 11 1943

date of death May 24 2015


Donald Calvin Matteson

March 11, 1943 - May 24, 2015

Don was born in Astoria, Oregon and grew up in nearby Warrenton, Oregon with his parents and three brothers.

He is preceded in death by: Mother, Lucy Curtis Matteson; Brother, George Matteson and survived by: Father, Donald A. Matteson, Corvallis, Oregon; Brother, Curtis Matteson, Corvallis, Oregon; Brother, Robert Matteson, Corvallis, Oregon; Daughter, Lisa Kent-Baker, Milwaukie, Oregon; Son, Kirk Matteson, Nashville, Tennessee and five grandchildren.

“Donnie Cal” graduated from Warrenton High School in 1961 and attended Linfield College. His first career was with National Cash Register. He then enjoyed several types of work that included working on the Columbia River, building the St. Helens I-405 bridge, operating many types of heavy machinery and prior to retirement, he worked for 10 years delivering pet products to veterinarians throughout the Northwest.

He enjoyed photography, traveling, hunting, fishing and was a member of several local hot rod and custom/classic car clubs and the Oregon City Elks Lodge.

A memorial cruise-in is planned for Sunday, June 14th at 2pm at the Milwaukie Elks Lodge.