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January 4, 2018 Mildred I. Patterson
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1912 - 2017

Mildred I. Patterson, 105, of Jacksonville, Fla., formerly of Kalona, died Dec. 23, 2017. A celebration of life was held Friday, Dec. 29, 2017, at the Kalona United Methodist Church, Kalona. Pastor Gerry Kahler officiated. Burial followed in the Sharon Hill Cemetery. A memorial fund has been established for Ronald McDonald House or St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Jacksonville, Fla.

Mildred Irene Patterson was born Aug. 15, 1912, in Roanauke, Ill., the daughter of Jacob and Jacobeana (Yotty) Speas. She attended rural schools in Washington County, Iowa.

On Oct.1, 1940, she was united in marriage to Linus Patterson in Kalona.

The couple lived east of Richmond and raised their family there.

Mildred had many interests: quilting, sewing, playing cards and her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Her grandchildren were always happy to spend time at Grandma’s because they knew it was going to be a special play time, animals and great food. After Linus’ death in 1989, she moved to Kalona.

She was a member of the Kalona United Methodist Women and St. Paul’s Episcopalian Church in Jacksonville, Fla.

Surviving are her three children: Jim (Sue) Patterson of Cedar Rapids, Margi (David) Teets of Kalona and Alice Patterson Bayne of Jacksonville, Fla.; grandchildren: Carol Teets-Miles (Rob) of Atlanta, Jodi Teets Peer (Dennis) of North Liberty, Tanya (Tani) Teets Downs (Tony) of Katy, Texas, Melissa Patterson Haars (Chris) of Cedar Rapids, Matt (Blair) Patterson of Ankeny, Adrienne San Feliz, Colorado, Jennifer Parker, Portland, Ore., Johanna (Scott), Murphy, Tampa, Fla., Mark Bayne, Jacksonville, Fla.; and 11 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband: Linus; and grandson: Michael Teets.

Peterseim Funeral Home of Kalona is assisting the family.

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