Larry R. Patterson of Mesquite, NV, formerly of Princeton, IL, passed away on Thursday, September 1, 2016 in Las Vegas, NV. He was born on September 9, 1941 in Aurora, IL to Robert and Mildred (Richardson) Patterson.
He was married to Janet L. Etter in 1961 in Carlyle, IL. She preceded him in death in 1985. He married Yvonne (Egan) Peterson in 1987 in DePue, IL. She preceded him in death in 2012.
After graduating from Carlyle (IL) High School in 1959, Larry began a career in banking in Aurora, IL. In 1972, he received a Bachelor’s Degree from Aurora University. He was hired by National Care and opened Colonial Hall Nursing Home in Princeton where he was Administrator for 15 years. He later worked as a Country Companies Insurance agent for approximately 10 years. During his time in Princeton, Larry served as a volunteer firefighter for the Princeton Fire Department attaining the rank of Lieutenant and was later named an Honorary Princeton Firefighter. In 1997, he relocated to St. George, UT and later made his home in Mesquite, NV where he lived for the past 15 years. Larry worked for several casinos and had fun working as a Golf Marshall at Wolf Creek Golf Club. Throughout his life Larry was involved in many service organizations including Rotary Club, Jaycees, Elks and Moose Lodges. Larry was an avid Bears and Blackhawks fan but was most passionate about The Chicago Cubs. Larry loved golfing, traveling and following his children’s and grandchildren’s sporting events.
He is survived by his children and grandchildren: Jeff (Cheri) Patterson and their children Alyssa, Ryan and Kyle Patterson; Lisa Patterson and her son Caden Campbell; Jason (Carrie) Patterson and their son Colin Patterson; and sisters: Sharron (Bob) Lower and Karla (Tom) Cooper along with several nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents and stepmother Virginia Patterson.
Cremation rites have been accorded. A private family burial will take place at a later date.
Memorials may be sent to Norberg Memorial Home, directed to the Larry Patterson family, to be donated in his memory, to benefit a charity of their choice related to Larry’s passions.
Norberg Memorial Home in Princeton is assisting the family. Online condolences may be left at http://www.norbergfh.com/