Paul Gerald Mattila, 79, of Battle Ground, quietly went to be with his Lord and Savior on Aug. 17, 2022. He was surrounded by much of his large family.
Paul was born in Bessemer, Michigan, on May 28, 1943, to Waino and Helen (Ranta) Mattila.
Paul married the catch of his life, Edna Louise Matson, on June 20, 1964. He worked as a self-employed blaster and logger. He was an avid fisherman and hunter. He especially enjoyed salmon fishing with friends and family.
Arrangements by Layne's Funeral Home in Battle Ground. Private viewing. Calling hours will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Aug. 26, 2022, and the funeral will be at 11 a.m. on Aug. 27, 2022. Both will be located at the Yacolt Community Church.
A burial will follow at Yacolt Cemetery and a meal will follow the burial.
Paul's family includes Edna; his children Esther, Nina, Arnold, Alex, (Jerome, deceased), Maria, Karina and Jesse; and siblings (Dave, deceased), Robert, Chris and Cora; as well as grandchildren and great-grandchildren.