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September 14, 2017 Tim J. Patterson
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Tim J. Patterson, 69, of Cedar Rapids entered into eternal life on Sept. 3, 2017. A memorial mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 15, 2017 at St. James Church in Washington, Iowa, with Fr. Bernie Weir officiating. Visitation will be held starting at 9:00 a.m. at the church prior to mass. Following the burial of his cremains at Elm Grove Cemetery, a time of food and fellowship will follow in Dallmeyer Hall, at the Washington County Fairgrounds.

Timothy Joe Patterson was born Sept. 5, 1947 in Washington, Iowa, the son of J. Kenneth, Jr., and F. Joann (Ross) Patterson. He attended country school, and then completed his education in the Mid-Prairie district, graduating with the Class of 1966.

He was drafted into the US Army and proudly served in Korea during the Vietnam war. After his military service, he returned to work on the Patterson family farm in Cedar Township.

He married Kathleen M. Sobaski Aug. 3, 1973. They made their home in rural Washington until 1985, when they moved their family to Kalona and both began long careers as U of Iowa employees. They moved to southwest Cedar Rapids in 2000 and to the Meth-Wick Community in 2015.

He made many friends through his community involvement, and truly enjoyed helping others. He had a generous heart. After declining health forced his retirement in August 2010, he delivered “meals-on-wheels” in Cedar Rapids, and became a volunteer “water-boy” for the Kirkwood College basketball team.

A major act of “giving back” was to loom-knit hundreds of stocking hats for donation to the Salvation Army, and the Hall-Perrine Cancer Center. He made friends easily in the Meth - Wick community. He loved buying a popper and popping corn for the residents of Deer Ridge.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his wife: Kathy of Cedar Rapids; daughters: Patricia (Patsy) and husband Rick Halleran and their sons, Caleb and Blake of Fairfax; Polly and husband Tim Forinash and their daughters, Leah and Morgan of Shueyville; his siblings: Mike (Sandy) Patterson of San Francisco, Calif., Rob ( Nancy) Patterson, Tom Patterson and Vickie Patterson, all of Washington.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the family or sent via for research toward a cure for Tim’s rare, devastating bone marrow disease.

Online condolences may be directed to the family at under Obituaries.

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