George Ilmari MaattanenJanuary 30, 1935 ~ May 12, 2017 (age 82)
George I. Maattanen, 82 of Ringgold passed away Friday May 12, 2017. Born January 30, 1935 in Finland, George immigrated to the United States in the 1950’s. He had a passion for sailing and was of the Christian faith. George was a programmer/analyst during his career.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Yrjo Johannes and Martta Maattanen and his sister, Aune Monola.
Survivors include his loving wife, Barbara J. Maattanen; son, Harry J. Maattanen, Ocoee, FL; daughter, Kim Sirpa Simpson, Clearwater, FL; grandchildren, Jonathan Simpson, Colorado and Michael Maattanen, Florida; nephew, Mikael Molona, Finland.
A memorial service will be held 2 PM Tuesday at the funeral home chapel with Pastor Eric Kennedy and Mickey Park officiating.
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The family will receive friends 12-2 PM Tuesday at Heritage Funeral Home, Battlefield Parkway.