William H. Patterson(1931 - 2013)

William H. Patterson

Des Moines

William "Bill" H. Patterson, 81, passed away at Bright Kavanagh on Sunday, September 22, 2013.

Bill was born on November 20, 1931 in St. Paul, Minnesota. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lowaina, niece, Sherry Kay and other extended family members.

Bill is survived by his sister, Betty Gruenwald, son, David (Laura) Patterson, step-son, Dan Ziegler, and very close friends, Ann Holtgren Pellegreno, Kevin Smith, David and Natasha Morrow and Kevin "Hap" Cratty, as well as many many others.

Bill is a veteran of the Korean War where he piloted a B-29 Bomber. He was honorably discharged in 1951. After retirement, Kevin Smith and Bill built a flight simulator called Fly Iowa. Bill and his wife, Lowaina traveled Iowa to elementary schools to let kids experience flight. Fly Iowa is now being restored at Indian Hills Community College where Bill served as a member of the board.

A Celebration of Life will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, September 28, 2013 at the Stroll Inn, 805 17th Avenue SW in Altoona.

Condolences may be expressed at www.HamiltonsFuneralHome.com.

Published in Des Moines Register from Sept. 24 to Sept. 29, 2013