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Floyd Patterson 02/23/2019

Floyd Patterson 02/23/2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Floyd Paul Patterson, age 74 of Somerset, WI, died unexpectedly on Saturday, February 23, 2019 at Lakeview Hospital in Stillwater, MN.  Floyd was born the son of Paul and Helena (Behe) Patterson on June 2, 1944 in Akron, OH.  He spent his childhood years in Lilly, PA before moving to the Detroit, MI area.  Floyd graduated from Redford High School with the class of 1962.  He attended Wayne State University.  On September 9, 1966, Floyd was married to Donna Bloink in Grosse Pointe, MI.  He served in the Army from 1967 – 1969.  He returned to Wayne State University and received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting.  Floyd was a central accounting manager for Montgomery Wards.  His career brought the family to White Bear Lake, MN in 1973 and then to Somerset, WI in 1978.  After Montgomery Wards closed, Floyd went to WITC in New Richmond and received an associate degree in computers.  He worked for Smarte Carte as director of management information systems from 1985 until retiring in 2005.  Floyd was the treasurer for the White Bear Lake Montessori School, helped start the Somerset Hockey Association, and was a member of the Somerset American Legion.  He loved to play cards, travel, camp and canoe, and was a wine enthusiast.  He enjoyed hunting and his hobby farm where he kept various animals, grew large gardens and even had fruit.  Floyd was always sharing plants with his friends and neighbors.  He was an outgoing, caring person who was always willing to help.  He was an excellent husband, father and grandfather who loved spending time with his family.  He is preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Helena Patterson.  Floyd is survived by his wife, Donna Patterson; sons, Byron (Shauna) Patterson, Tyson (Deena) Patterson; grandson, Davin Patterson; sister, Elizabeth (Konstantinos) Neamonitakis; brother, Carl (Karen) Patterson; and many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.  A Memorial Service was held on Friday, March 1, 2019 at 10 am at Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services 728 S Knowles Avenue New Richmond, WI.  Visitation was also be Friday from 9-10 am at the funeral home.  Interment was in Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis, MN.  Memorials may be directed to:  Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 331 PO Box 62 River Falls, WI 54022.  Arrangements are with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services.

4 Comments

  • Michigan Community Ins. Agency Posted February 25, 2019 8:06 pm

    Carl- our hearts go out to you for the loss of your brother- your work family here in MI will be praying for you and your family that you find comfort during this difficult time.

  • Jeann Marie Buckbee Posted February 26, 2019 7:09 pm

    I’m sad I never met you. You sound like a wonderful man, I have known you through your son Bryon since his college days! He is an amazing man! I’m sure you are/were pleased to see him grow into this wonderful man and marry Shauna.

  • Jerry Hostetler Posted February 27, 2019 2:05 pm

    So sorry for your loss. You know we loved Floyd and we’ll miss him. Donna, our hearts go out to you and your family.
    Greg and Jerry

  • Julie Coon (Weck) Posted February 28, 2019 9:59 pm

    I’m very sorry for your loss, Donna, Byron, and Tyson. I remember camping with your family and spending time at your house when I was a kid. Those were fun times. Your family was always very kind and generous to my family. I hope you find peace during this difficult time.

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