Joseph A. Mattice

April 3, 1948 - September 30, 2021

Joseph A. Mattice, 73, of Eau Claire passed away Thursday, September 30, 2021, at Oakwood Health Services in Altoona.

Joseph was born on April 3, 1948, to Arlo and Elaine (Dahl) Mattice in Eau Claire.  He was a past leader of Boy Scout Troop 30.  Joseph was an artist who donated his time designing patches for special events for the Boy Scouts of America.  Joseph graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.  He worked as a history teacher and later a bus driver for the City of Eau Claire.  Joseph was also the treasurer for the Eau Claire Transit Union for many years.

Joseph is survived by his sisters, Susan Barnett of Eau Claire, and Peggy Theisen of Bloomer; nieces and nephews; and brother-in-law, Tim Dickerson.

Joseph was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Arlene Dickerson; and two infant brothers.

Private burial will be at Forest Hill Cemetery.

  1. Joe was my brother. He was a kind and loving person. He had Aspergers, a form of autism. Some people, and some kids when he was growing up, were not nice to him. He was often bullied and taken advantage of. It did not stop him from being successful in his life. He graduated from UWEC with a History degree and taught for a short time, then was a full-time city bus driver which really fit him and he was very proud of his life and proud of owning his own home. He was a great uncle to my sons who loved him. I don’t think anyone ever got mad at him – he was a gentle person who would give the shirt off his back. Having him as my brother made me a kinder and more understanding person of others – which I am grateful for. Love you JOE!

    - peggy theisen

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