Arthur L. Patterson, 81
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Arthur L. "Sarge" Patterson, 81, of Lafayette, IN, died at 1:00 a.m. Monday, May 7, 2012, at St. Mary Health Care.
He was born January 20, 1931, in Canton, MN, to the late Leslie and Lillian Holverson Patterson.
He served in US Army for 22 years during the Korean Conflict and the Vietnam War. Mr Patterson received the Korean service medal with three bronze service stars, Vietnam service medal with three bronze clasp and several other citations. Mr Patterson later worked for Fairfield Mfg. in the trucking dept. for nineteen years, retiring in 1991.
On January 15, 1954, he married Helen J. Swinford and she died on December 12, 2000.
Mr. Patterson enjoyed bird watching, feeding the squirrels, spending time with his family and friends.
Surviving are his son, Dennis A. Patterson, Lafayette, IN;
daughter, Tammie D. Patterson, Brenham, TX;
sister, Lois Jacobson, of Minnesota.
Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Thursday, May 10, 2012, at Soller-Baker Lafayette Chapel.
Funeral Service 10 a.m. Friday at Soller-Baker Lafayette Chapel.
Officiating Rev. Andrea Martin, I U Health Chaplain.
Burial will be at Tippecanoe Memory Gardens.
Those wishing may contribute to
. Online condolences send to www.soller-baker.com.
Published in the Journal & Courier from May 9 to May 11, 2012