Earl Dean Mattly, age 87, of Pleasant Valley, Iowa, formerly of Seymour, passed away Saturday, June 9, 2018 at Riverview Manor in Pleasant Valley.
Dean was born on February 28, 1931 in Bethlehem, Iowa, the son of Tell Martin and Mary Agnus (Foster) Mattly. On May 19, 1950, he was united in marriage to Donna L. Smith of Promise City. He later married Rose Ann Garvin on July 30, 1974 in Moline, Illinois.
In 1951, Dean moved to the Quad Cities to work at Farmall Tractor Works as a laborer. Six months later, he entered into the Navy. After serving his country faithfully for four years, he returned to Rock Island, Illinois, and attended an Apprenticeship program provided by Farmall Tractor Works, and became an electrician. He worked there for 30 years until his retirement in 1981. Upon retirement, he decided to move to Seymour, Iowa. He drove a school bus for Seymour Schools for ten years.
Dean's love and passion was wiring houses for his family and friends. He was a vivid hunter and fisherman, and he was also very fond of Appaloosa horses. He was a member of the Plano Methodist Church for many years. Dean was a fan of the St. Louis Cardinals.
Left to honor Dean's memory are his children, Terry (Lorena) Mattly of East Moline, Illinois, and Kathy (John) Bolton of East Moline, Illinois; four grandsons, Michael J. Mattly of Moline, Scott (Amber) Mattly of Moline, Terry Mooney of Silvis, Illinois, and Dustin Mooney of Texas; three granddaughters, April (USN Chief Jeremy) Pennington of Point Mugu, California, Korbyn Bolton of Davenport, and Brandy Lawson of East Moline; eight great grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren; and a sister, Donna Lee Cobb of Quincy, Illinois.
Dean was preceded in death by his wife, Rose Mattly; his parents, Tell Martin Mattly and Mary Agnus Mattly; an infant daughter, Cheryl Lynn Mattly; six brothers, two sisters, and Donna Mattly.
Per Dean's wishes, cremation has been accorded. For family members and close friends, Graveside services will be held at 1:00PM, Friday, June 15, 2018 at Confidence Cemetery in Confidence, Iowa with Pastor Chad Combs officiating. Memorials have been established to the family of Earl Dean Mattly, and may be mailed to Lange Funeral Home and Crematory, 1900 South 18th Street, Centerville, Iowa 52544. Condolences may be shared online at www.langefh.com.