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Michael John Matteson

September 20, 2022



Michael John Matteson of Fayetteville, passed away at the Fayetteville V.A. Medical Center on Tuesday, September 20, 2022, at the age of 79.

Michael was born into a military family in  Roswell, New Mexico on November 27, 1942, to the late Richard Lewis Matteson and Ruth Elizabeth Bedessem Matteson.  He was a 1965 graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point. His brother Richard James Matteson who preceded him in death was also a 1963 graduate of West Point. They both served two tours in Vietnam, the latter being served together. Their father commissioned all three of his children. Michael retired as a Major from the U.S. Army Special Forces.

A funeral service will be held on Thursday, October 6, 2022, at 2 p.m. at the Sandhills State Veterans Cemetery Chapel with Military Honors.

Michael is survived by his companion of 15 years, Caroline Morace; sister, Ruthanne Skov who served in the Army Nurse Corp, and her husband John; nephews, Michael, Eric, Christopher and Gregory Skov, Richard, and James Matteson; and a niece, Janet Matteson.

Funeral arrangements by Jernigan-Warren Funeral Home, 545 Ramsey St. Fayetteville, N.C. 28301

Online condolences may be made at http://www.jerniganwarren.com


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Graveside Service
October 6, 2022

2:00 PM
Sandhills State Veterans Cemetery
8220 Bragg Blvd
Fort Bragg, NC 28310

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