July 21, 2015

Howard R. Mattison

MattisonHoward Raymond Mattison of Lincoln passed away Tuesday, July 21st.  He was born August 28, 1928 to Clarence and Ora Mattison in Richmond, Indiana.  His father was a minister and later became an Army Chaplain.  His father moved the family to many churches and Army bases.  Howard attended many schools growing up.  His Senior year in high school he was able to attend the whole year in one place at Albion, Nebraska.  He enjoyed being able to play in the school band and to play on the basketball team.  He attended Wayne State College.  He was drafted into the Korean war in 1950.  He married his high school sweetheart (Alberta Elaine Pexton) before leaving for the Army.  He spent 2 years in the service.  After he was discharged he got a job in Lincoln with the Gas Company in their accounting department.  in 1958 he went to work for Securities Acceptance Corp.  In 1968 he began working for National Bank of Commerce and helped introduce the Master Charge Credit Card (later known as Master Card).  Later he worked for a bank in York, Nebraska, then First Federal Savings and Loan in Lincoln.  He set up their credit card program and worked there until he retired in 1994.  Howard and Elaine were blessed with 3 boys; Bill, Bob and David.  Howard enjoyed his grandchildren and their many activities.  Howard enjoyed traveling, has been in all 50 states, traveled to Germany, trips to California and New Hampshire to visit relatives.  He enjoyed attending Nebraska football games and traveling with special friends to away games.

Survivors are wife Elaine, sons Bob (Karen) Mattison of Lincoln, Dave (Kristy) Mattison of Topeka, Kansas grandchildren Melissa, Nathan and Caitlen of Lincoln, Jett and Kort of Topeka.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Ora Mattison, son William Howard Mattison and sister Velda Roberts.

A memorial service will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Monday, July 27th at Wyuka Funeral Home.  Interment with military rites will be at Wyuka Cemetery.

Memorials to the American Cancer Society or The Monarch.


  1. We were very saddened to learn of Uncle Howard’s passing. He was a good person who lived a long, good life. Our deepest smpathies to Aunt Elaine and the entire family.

  2. My father lost his bout with cancer on 7/21/2015 at the age of 86. He always had a smile on his face and carried it all through his life. He loved life and lived it to the fullest through his many moves as a child, armed service, work, vacation trips and of course Husker football. Dad will be missed by many and especially his family. Love you Dad!

  3. So sad to hear of Howard’s passing.I have fond memories of him. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  4. So sorry to hear of Howard’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.


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