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Updated: 10/11/2013 03:20:32PM

Joseph E. Mattingly

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Joseph E. Mattingly, 89, of Venice, Fla. passed away Oct. 10, 2013. He was born Aug. 13, 1924 in Evansville, Ind. After high school, he married the love of his life, Pat Koorsen. Mr. Mattingly served in the U.S. Army during World War II. They raised their five children in Ft. Wayne, Ind., where he was employed by Perfection Biscuit Company for 35 years. He retired to Venice, Fla., where he enjoyed golf and ballroom dancing.

He was a loving father to Eileen (Jim) Oberlin, John Mattingly (Rhoda Bramley), Joseph (Thomai) Mattingly, Marilyn (Gary) Lee and Patty Wofford, and he had 13 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his loving wife of 61 years.

A celebration of his life will be held Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013 at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Venice.

Arrangements by National Cremation Society in Port Charlotte, Florida.