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Patterson, Donald L.
Donald L. Patterson, 77, of Galesburg, died at 4:54 p.m. Thursday, September 15, 2011 in OSF St. Francis Medical Center, Peoria.

He was born March 16, 1934 in Galesburg the son of Lorenzo D. and Mary E. Miller Patterson.

He is survived by two sons, Tony Patterson of Macomb, Ill. and Steven Patterson of OFallon, Mo.; three grandchildren, Bill, Dan, and Lindsay Patterson; two step children, Shawna and Joel; a brother, Ronald (and Marge) Patterson of Galesburg; four sisters, Joanne (and Jack) Sloan of Matherville, Ill., Marilyn (and Rick) Jarvis of Oquawka, Ill., Shirley Damewood of Monmouth, Ill., and Chris (and Montey) Hogan of Galesburg; a sister-in-law, Mary Patterson of Galesburg; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Dick Patterson in 2006; and a niece Paula Patterson in 2006.

Donald was a commercial building contractor for many years in Florida, where he lived for many years before returning to Galesburg. He graduated from Galesburg High School in 1952. Donald was an avid sports fan, especially golfing, bowling, and playing cards. He loved spending time with his family.

Cremation will be accorded. Celebration of Life will be 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, September 21, 2011 at Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to American Cancer Society. Online condolences may be made at www.h-p-w.com.
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