HUMBOLDT - Grace L. Patton, 83, of Humboldt, passed away September 18, 2013 at the Humboldt Care Center South. The community's celebration of her life will occur on Saturday, September 21, at 2 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church in Humboldt with graveside services at Union Cemetery to follow. Visitation will be at the Zion Church Friday evening, September 20, from 5 to 8 p.m. The Mason-Lindhart Funeral Home of Humboldt is in charge of arrangements.
Grace is survived by her sons, Michael (Sammy) Patton and Steven (Kayleen) Patton; seven grandchildren; her sisters-in-law, Beverly Gangstead, Jeanne Wallukait, and Sally Jo Patton; her brother-in-law, Don Patton; and the family matriarch and mother-in-law, 105-year-old Esther Pearl Patton. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dale Patton; her parents, Matts and Emma (Westbeck) Wallukait; her two brothers; her father-in-law, Maynard Patton; her brother-in-law, James Gangstead; and niece, Sherry Gangstead Clark.