Leonard “Buddy” Mattison 71 of Grand Junction died Friday, November 29, at Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo. He was born July 25, 1948 in Columbus, Mississippi to Cecil and Addine Mattison. Buddy served his country in the Army during the Vietnam War. He married Lisa Zwiers on May 18, 1995. Buddy worked as a derrick hand on oil rigs throughout the world. Most recently he built metal furniture at Flexible Furniture in Plainwell. He loved his family very much.
He is preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Cecile Henderson.
Surviving is his wife – Lisa Mattison. Son – Andrew (Debbie) Zwiers of Holland, Michigan. Daughters – Amanda Zwiers of Holland, Michigan and Emily Mattison of Grand Junction. Four grandchildren – Jayden Zwiers, Landon Zwiers, Astor Luna and Axel Luna.
Visitation will be Tuesday, December 3, from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM at the Filbrandt Family Funeral Home in South Haven. Funeral services will follow at 1:00 PM at the funeral home. Buddy will be laid to rest in Grand Junction Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to the family.