Vicki Lynn Matheson

CHAMPION, MI. – Vicki Lynn Matheson, 55, of Champion, passed away September 17, 2013 at Marquette General Hospital, following a lengthy illness.

Vicki was born in Flint, Michigan, on September 30, 1957. She enjoyed the outdoors and loved to hunt and fish. Her home and gardens were a source of great pride for her. She spent many hours tending to her beautiful flower beds on her property and the vegetables in her garden. She loved to share homemade jars of salsa, maple syrup, and fresh homecooked meals with those she loved. People drove for miles around to view her elaborate Christmas light display each year. She loved her miniature dachshund pups Chessie, Ally, Leon, Peanut, and Eric and they accompanied her everywhere.

Vicki is survived by her best friend and love, Grant Brownewell, her children Jessica (David) LeClair of Ishpeming, Jacob (Kelly) Storms of Gwinn, Jodie (James Thompson) Storms of Skandia, and Matthew Matheson of Champion; 9 grandchildren, Ryan, Jason, Hunter, Tara, Bryce, Jaxsin, Olivia, Ryder, and Tanner; her sisters, Penny (Taylor) Stoyke of Oscoda and Virginia Phipps of Mt. Pleasant; several nieces and nephews, and other close family and friends.

Vicki was preceded in death by her husband, Glenn “Doug” Matheson; her parents, Earl and Geneve (Belesta) Taylor; her brothers, Thomas Taylor and Patrick Taylor; and nephew, Brandon Taylor.

Honoring Vicki’s wishes, no public funeral services will be held.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to an education fund for her son, Matthew, at TruNorth Federal Credit Union, 1419 N. Second Street, Ishpeming, MI 49849.

The Fassbender Funeral Home is serving the family, where condolences may be expressed online at