Marian “Tilton” Matson


April 1, 1916 - March 25, 2018


Marian “Tilton” Matson, 101 of Mitchell Formerly of Gregory died, Sunday, March 25, 2018 at Avera Brady Health.  Funeral services will be Thursday, March 29, at 10:30 AM at Congregational United Church of Christ in Mitchell.  Burial will be at IOOF Cemetery in Gregory, SD.  Visitation will be from 5-7:00 PM Wednesday at the Bittner Funeral Chapel.

Marian Frances Matson was born April 1, 1916 to Raymond and Celia (Long) Moore in Witten, SD. She graduated from Witten High School. After high school she attended beauty school. She moved to Gregory and married Charles Tilton in 1938 where they owned and operated a Ford Dealership. She moved to Florida in 1961. In 1969 Marian married Donald Matson in Mitchell.

Marian enjoyed playing bridge, golfing, camping, and traveling around in their motorhome. She was a member of the Congregational United Church of Christ in Mitchell, the Women’s Auxiliary, and served on the Board of Trustees for the Methodist Hospital.

She is survived by her son, Robert (Deb) Tilton, Mitchell; step-son, Rick Matson, Columbia, MO; three grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her husbands, Charles and Donald; infant son, Charles Tilton; grandson, Dustin Tilton; two brothers and one sister; and step-daughter-in-law, Rosemary Matson.


Wednesday, March 28, 2018
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Bittner Funeral Chapel
805 West Havens
Mitchell, South Dakota 57301


Thursday, March 29, 2018
10:30 AM
Congregational United Church of Christ
301 E 4th Ave
Mitchell, South Dakota 57301


IOOF Cemetery
Gregory, South Dakota

Posted by Becky Bauer Scheig on March 30, 2018
Your mom was such a huge presence in my young life. Living next door to your family at 715 Kenette Place in Mitchell allowed me to form a very special friendship with Marion. She was the grandma I needed. I’ll never forget the sleepovers, her crazy Halloween costumes and her kindness. God Bless her and May the memories you have of her comfort you.
Posted by Ken Noteboom on March 28, 2018
Robert, our deepest condolences in the loss of Marion. She was a special person and was always very welcoming to Connie, Elliott and myself--we appreciated her love for us.

Sorry we can't get to SD for her funeral but we will be there in spirit. We will let you know the next time we are up your way and you do the same if ever thru Oklahoma.
Ken and Myra
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