John Edwin Patten

John Edwin Patten

Birth
Guernsey, Poweshiek County, Iowa, USA
Death 16 Oct 1983 (aged 87)
Brooklyn, Poweshiek County, Iowa, USA
Burial Brooklyn, Poweshiek County, Iowa, USA
Plot Block XVII Lot # 22
Memorial ID 71667028 · View Source
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Funeral services for John E. Patten, 87, of Brooklyn, were held at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 19, 1983, in the Grace United Methodist Church, Brooklyn. Mr. Patten died Sunday, Oct. 16, 1983, in the Brookhaven Nursing Home.
Rev. Raymond D. Moore, pastor of the Grace United Methodist Church, officiated. The organist was Mrs. Carol McClenathan. Casket-bearers were Larry Patten, Frank Farrell, David Patten, Patrick Colllum, Gene McCammant, and James Robison, all grandsons. Honorary casket-bearers were his other grandsons. Interment was in the IOOF Cemetery, Brooklyn, with military rites conducted by Francis (Gallagher?) American Legion Post No. 294. The Nevenhoven Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
John Edwin Patten, son of James Adam Patten and Dora Belle Sackett Patten was born near Guernsey, Iowa on June 7, 1896. He and his family moved to Brooklyn. Mr. Patten served with the US Army during World War I.
He was united in marriage to Della Mae Smith in Marshallltown on Oct. 11, 1920. They lived in Grinnell for thirty-five years befoe moving to Holiday Lake in 1973.
Mr. Patten was a retired employee of Midwest Mfg. of Kellogg. Prior to his employment there, he farmed near Brooklyn, worked for Poweshiek County Road Department, worked at Maytag and Swifts. He was a member of the American Legion Post of Grinnell and Kellogg.
Mr. Patten is survived by his wife, Della; three sons, Wayne and his wife, Evelyn, of Brooklyn, Ed and his wife, Jeanne, of Grinnell, and Jim, and his wife, Kathy, of Brooklyn; eight daughters, Mrs. Doraldine Edstrum of Omaha, Mrs. Norma Wilson of Grinnell, Anna Belle and her husband, Orval Robison of Cedar Falls, Donna, and her husband, Joe Collum of Welton, Mrs. Pat Clark of Kellogg, Nancy, and her husband, Jim Ogden of East St. Louis, Ill., Mrs. Lila Thon of Grinnell, and Linda, and her husband, Dennis Manatt of Mesa, Ariz.; 39 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, one sister, and three grandchildren.


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  • Created by: Butler12
  • Added: 20 Jun 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 71667028
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Edwin Patten (7 Jun 1896–16 Oct 1983), Find A Grave Memorial no. 71667028, citing Brooklyn Memorial Cemetery, Brooklyn, Poweshiek County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by Butler12 (contributor 47272227) .