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Charles L. Patten

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Charles L. Patten Obituary
Charles L. Patten, age 75 years, of La Crosse, Kansas and formerly of Dodge City, Kansas, passed away at the University of Kansas Health Systems – Hays Campus early on Sunday morning, August 26, 2018. Charles was born on October 29, 1942 at Russell, Kansas to Robert and Irene (Blair) Patten, and was a resident of Dodge City, Kansas for many years. He was united in marriage to Reva Thompson on June 17, 2007 at Dodge City, Kansas. Charles worked at various jobs throughout his life, including as a dishwasher for Dodge City Community College for a number of years, and was also involved in Christian ministry. He liked to play and call Bingo, and loved fishing. Charles was formerly a member of Dodge City Lodge #134 of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows.
Survivors include his wife, Reva Patten of La Crosse, Kansas; a son, Franklin Ray Sulenes of Erie, Kansas and a daughter, Lisa Taylor of Statesville, North Carolina; three brothers: Howard Dierking of Clark, Wyoming, Robert Dierking of Dodge City, Kansas, and George Dierking of Irvine, Texas; one sister, Carol Dierking; nieces and nephews. Charles was preceded in death by his parents and a previous wife, Effie.
Cremation has been chosen. The family is planning a Memorial Service for Thursday, August 30, 2018 at 2:00 PM at Locust Grove Village, 701 W. 6th Street, La Crosse, Kansas. Inurnment will take place at a later date at Beverly, Kansas. Memorial contributions may be designated in care of the family. The full obituary may be viewed online and remembrances left for the family at http://www.charterfunerals.com/locations/janousek-lacrosse.php/obituaries/.
Published in Dodge City Daily Globe on Sept. 5, 2018
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