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  • Name: Laurie Lynn Mattila (Deal)
  • Location of Birth: Grand Rapids, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: April 13, 1960
  • Date of Death: March 6, 1984
  • Parents: Douglas Deal & Ethel (Gwin) Deal
  • High School and Class: 1978 Greenway High School, Coleraine, Minnesota
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  • Branch: Air Force
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  • Date Sworn In: June 12, 1978
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  • Date of Discharge: February 2, 1979
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    Laurie Deal served with the U.S. Air Force in 1978 and 1979.

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  • Civilian Life:
    Laurie Lynn Deal married Aro Mattila in Minnesota in 1980. She was a charter member of the Bovey Fife & Drum Corps and a member of the Bovey Loyal Order of Moose Lodge.

    Laurie died in Rochester, Minnesota and is buried in Lakeview Cemetery, Coleraine, Minnesota (Block 140). She is survived by her husband, Aro; a son, Erik; a sister, LaDonna (Larry) Singer; two brothers, Bradley Deal and David Deal; her parents, Douglas and Ethel Deal; maternal grandparents, Hayden and Nellie Gwin; paternal grandmother, Alma Deal; four nephews; and one niece.

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