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November 13, 2012
Messenger News

Jerry Patterson, 74, of Fort Dodge, died November 11, 2012 at his home.

Funeral services will be held 1:30 p.m. Thursday, November 15 at Gunderson Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Jim Laupp officiating. Visitation will be held from 4:00 7:00 p.m. Wednesday at Gunderson Funeral Home & Cremation Services.

Jerry Lee Patterson, the son of Carl and Lorraine (Marquesen) Patterson, was born January 9, 1938 in Fort Dodge, Iowa. He graduated from Fort Dodge Senior High in 1956 and also from Iowa Central Community College and Buena Vista. Jerry taught at Central Webster Burnside and was the Youth & Family Director at the YMCA. He was a member of the Fort Dodge Kiwanis's Club. Jerry's passion was his love of baseball, coaching and owning and operating Patterson Field in Fort Dodge.

Survivors include his wife Sandra of Fort Dodge; his son Mark Patterson (Joan Bender), of Houston, TX; his brother Robert (Shirley) Patterson; his sister Leela (Dale) Bruner; his mother-in-law Rhoda Andrews; brother-in-law Ted (Kim) Andrews; 5 nephews, Brian Patterson, Bobby Patterson, Kent Bruner, Todd Andrews and Aaron Andrews; one niece Annette Budd and extended family members. Jerry was preceded in death by his parents.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Oleson Park Zoo and memorials left to the discretion of the family. Online tributes can be left at



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