John Paul Mattson, 71, of Gillespie, IL, died at his residence on Saturday, May 18, 2019. He was born August 25, 1947, in Omaha, NE to Lloyd Henry Mattson & Yvonne (Cottingham) Mattson. He was retired after having worked in hospitality for the hotel/restaurant industry. John was a veteran of the US Navy. He is survived by his two children, John Lloyd Mattson of Longmont, CO, Janna Lynn Mattson of Haymarket, VA, grandchild, Audrey Jane Arbitrario and sister, Connie Steeples of Littleton, CO. John was preceded in death by his parents. No public services will be held. Anyone wishing to send an online condolence may do so at www.kravanyafuneral.com. Kravanya Funeral Home, Gillespie, IL is in charge of the arrangements.