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Larry Dean Patterson
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Larry Patterson age 79 of Sturgis, Michigan went to be with his Savior Saturday afternoon March 3, 2018 at the Blake Hospital in Bradenton, Florida.
He was born January 20, 1939 in Tecumseh, Michigan son of the late Charles A. and Phyllis M. (Edwards) Patterson.
Larry graduated from Britton-Macon High School and from Adrian College. He received his Master’s Degree from Western Michigan University.
In 1961 he married Julie Reeg at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Sturgis.
Larry was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church, Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity and Theta Apha Phi (National Honorary Dramatic Society) and past member of the Sturges Young Auditorium Board of Directors and the Sturgis Civic Players.
Larry retired from Sturgis Public Schools following 25 years of dedicated teaching. Following his retirement he worked several years at the Hackman Family Funeral Homes in Sturgis.
Larry was a devoted husband, father and Papa and friend. He will be remembered for his devotion to family and friends and his precious legacy, exemplary strength and true unconditional love for his family and friends.
Larry started many traditions for his family to carry on in his absence. Larry’s love continues on in the people whose lives he touched most – his wife Julie, his daughters: Kelli (Mark) McCready of Jenison and Amy (David) Morris of Hudsonville; five wonderful grandchildren: Keegan, Brittany and Nicholas McCready and Benjamin and Grace Morris; sister-in-law: Char Patterson of Adrian and many nieces, nephews and cousins of whom he was very close, and his many friends from Manapoga Park Campground and Sunset Inn of Florida.
He was preceded in death by his parents, grandparents and brother: Jack Patterson.
The family will receive friends from 2:00-4:00 and 6:00-8:00 P.M. Friday at the Hackman Chapel of Hackman Family Funeral Homes of Sturgis. Funeral services celebrating and honoring the life of Larry Patterson will be held at 11:00 A.M. Saturday at the funeral home. Mr. Larry Wallman, Pastor Robert Keim and Mr. Dave Watson and The Rev. Calvin Kolzow will take part in the celebration. A graveside committal will follow the service at Oak Lawn Cemetery in Sturgis.
Larry wishes were in lieu of flowers memorial donations be directed to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 26 Broadway 14th Floor, New York NY 10004 or Holy Cross Lutheran Church Mobile Food Truck Program, 1481 Baldwin, Jenison, MI 49428.
The obituary is also at www.hackmanfamilyfuneralhomes.com where personal messages of support may be left for the family.


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Friday

9

Mar

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Hackman Chapel of Hackman Family Funeral Homes

114 S. Nottawa Street
Sturgis, MI 49091

Visitation

Friday

9

Mar

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Hackman Chapel of Hackman Family Funeral Homes

114 S. Nottawa Street
Sturgis, MI 49091

Service

Saturday

10

Mar

11:00 AM
Hackman Chapel of Hackman Family Funeral Homes

114 S. Nottawa Street
Sturgis, MI 49091

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