On Oct. 20, 2021, James “Jim” F. Mattison Jr., 91, of Orfordville, Wisconsin, took one final earthly breath at St. Mary’s Hospital in Janesville before traveling to his forever home in Heaven.

Jim was born Aug. 12, 1930, in Beloit, Wisconsin, to James and Marion (Garber) Mattison Sr. He attended Beloit schools.  In October of 1947 he enlisted into the United States Marine Corps and proudly served until his honorable discharge in October of 1951. Jim married Beverly “Betty” Kane on Oct. 21, 1950. His passing was just one day shy of their 71st wedding anniversary. In 1955 he joined the Beloit Police Department and faithfully served his community until 1971, achieving the rank of captain of detectives. In 1971, he accepted a job with the U.S. Treasury, retiring in 1991. Continuing his service to neighbors and friends, he held the office of chairman for the Town of Plymouth from 1995 to 2004.

He is survived by his loving wife, Betty; his daughters, Judy Leindecker of Beloit and Bonnie (Joel) Jurkowski of Amherst Junction; his four grandsons, Jason (Tamara) Jensen, Jacob Jensen, Ryan (Holly) Hoffman and Justin (Randi) Hoffman; five great grandchildren, Taylor, Mackenzie, Sydney, Payton and Gunnar; one sister, Marilyn Mattison; and cherished friends, Jim and Esther Bushelle.

He was preceded in death by his parents and son-in-law, Henry Leindecker.

Jim’s funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 30, 2021, in the Brian Mark Funeral Home, 1000 Inman Parkway, Beloit. Friends will be received from 9:30 a.m. to the time of service Saturday. A 1 p.m. burial is scheduled in the Mount Olivet Cemetery Chapel in Janesville with full military rites accorded.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Orfordville Fire Department in Jim’s name would be deeply appreciated. Share a memory or a condolence with the Mattison family online at www.brianmarkfh.com. For more information, call Brian Mark Funeral & Cremation Care at 608-362-2000.