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Charles Lee Pattee, 91

Charles Lee Pattee, age 91, of Muncie, formerly of Lafayette, died at 7:20 p.m. Friday, November 1, 2013 at Signature Health Care in Muncie.

Born on August 12, 1922 in Lafayette, he was the son of the late William A. Pattee and Rosa D. Wilson Pattee. He honorably served in the U. S. Army.

He married Betty Mae McDowell on October 12, 1943 in Lafayette and she preceded him in death on December 23, 2001.

Charles was a retail manager for over 50 years. He managed the former Rapps, Ayr-Way and Service Merchandise Stores. He was a member of the Kiwanis Club. He sang with church choirs and Gospel Quartets. He enjoyed traveling and has vacationed in all 50 states.

Surviving are his children: Lynnette Burton of Muncie, Diana Finney (husb: Larry) of Muncie, Jerry Pattee of Kokomo and Mervin Pattee (wife: Nina) of Indianapolis, two sisters: Virginia Austin of Chicago, age 98 and Marguerite Turner, age 95 of Petersburg, four grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son-in-law and siblings.

Visitation 5-8 p.m. Monday, November 4, 2013 at Meeks Mortuary & Crematory, Washington Chapel, 415 E. Washington St., Muncie, IN. Also a visitation will be held 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, November 5, 2013 at Hippensteel Funeral Home, 822 N. 9th St., Lafayette, IN 47904. Service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, November 6 at Hippensteel Funeral Home with Rev. Charles "Chad" Finney officiating. Interment at Tippecanoe Memory Gardens. Hippensteel Funeral Home entrusted with care. Memorial contributions may be made to The Gideons International, P.O. Box 463, Lafayette, IN 47902-0763. Share memories and condolences online at

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Published in the Journal & Courier from Nov. 2 to Nov. 4, 2013
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