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AGE: 91

ADDRESS: Our House Assisted Living, 1014 W. Broadway, Medford

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 2:45 PM Monday, August 19 at Our House Assisted Living, Medford where she had resided for the past 1 year

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 10:00 AM Thursday, August 22 at United Methodist Church, Medford

OFFICIATING: Rev. Kyochul Shin and eulogy done by Rev. Bob Linaberry-Charis

INTERMENT: Perkinstown Community Cemetery

VISITATION: 4-8 PM Wednesday, August 21 at Hemer Funeral Home, Medford and from 9 AM until the time of services at 10 AM on Thursday, August 22 at the church

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: November 6, 1921 at Bloomer, WI

EDUCATION: Gilman & Hannibal elementary schools and was a 1940 graduate of Hannibal High School

MARRIAGE: August 8, 1947 at Duluth, MN to Donald W. Patterson and he preceded her in death May 6, 1991

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: Following her education she started working as a linotype operator at the Star News in Medford from 1942 until 1947. After marriage, they resided in Ely, MN for 1 year then returning to Medford where she worked as a housewife & mother until her children were all in school. She then returned to the Star News where she worked until her retirement in 1968 following 28 years of employment there. She enjoyed crocheting, knitting, gardening and her many friendships including those she made as a member of the Ladies Church Group and Keenagers.

MEMBER OF: United Methodist Church, Medford

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Donna Cochran of Medford, Chad Patterson of Okeechobee, FL, Lana (Mike) Fanning of Wisconsin Rapids, Jill Hernandez of Menasha, Jack (Linda) Patterson of Medford

CHILDREN DECEASED: Daughter - Mavis Donaldson in 1995


SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Sister – Carol (Edward) Johnson of Hermantown, MN
Sisters-in-law: Patricia Stoker of Hammond, IN & Veronica Patterson of Medford

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Sister – Jeanette Hooverson in 1986


PALLBEARERS: Honorary – Patricia Stoker, Kay Heglund, Evelyn “Babe” Marcott, Marv Lang Jr., Mary Vidal, Rev. Bob Linaberry-Charis, Brad Kennedy, Duane Schuster, Mark Patterson, Keith Haizel
Active – Jayce Patterson, Jacqui Patterson, Bruce Johnson, Justin Pederson, Chris Wilhorn, Tatianna Donaldson

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be given to the family for a future designation
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