William F. Mattlage

Jul 13, 2014

July 1, 1908 Oct. 18, 2007

MILAN William F. Mattlage, 99, of Milan, died Thursday morning at Fisher-Titus Medical Center in Norwalk following a brief illness.

He was born July 1, 1908 in New York City. He was an Army veteran, having served as a second lieutenant artillery officer in the South Pacific during World War II.

He graduated from Syracuse University School of Forestry and then Case Western Reserve University with a degree in drafting and surveying. While attending Syracuse University, he worked summers for Western Electric and his first job out of college was with the US Forestry Service as a forest ranger. He was a science teacher in Arkansas and at Milan High School. He worked as a civil engineer for William Henkleman in Sandusky and for Richard E. Mutz in Norwalk until his retirement in 1988.

He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church, Norwalk, the Milan American Legion Post 527, the Erie Lodge 239, and the Kiwanis of Norwalk, the Edison Chapter of the Eastern Star 112 and the John Birch Society.

He is survived by a daughter, Lisa G. (Walter N.) Russell of Norwalk; a son, Stewart F. (Diane M.) Mattlage; seven grandchildren; a sister, Meigs Galow of Long Island, N.Y., and a sister-in-law, Virgina Mattlage of Concord, NH.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Eleanor (Haberling) Mattlage; parents, William F. and Margrete (Kolmar) Mattlage; a grandson, William Norris Russell; a sister, Gertrude Ries; and brothers, Charles and Herbert Mattlage.

Friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Groff Funeral Home, Milan Chapel, 1 S. Main St., Milan. Funeral services will take place at 10:30 a.m. Monday in Calvary Baptist Church, 250 Benedict Ave., Norwalk, with the Rev. James McClain officiating. Entombment will follow in Meadow Green Memorial Park, Huron.

Memorial gifts may be sent to Calvary Baptist Church.