Robert “Bob” Patterson

Sunday, June 21, 2020
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Robert “Bob” Patterson, age 87, of Glendive passed away on Monday, June 15, 2020 at his home in Glendive.

Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m. with a rosary s e r v i c e starting at 7 p.m. at the Silha Funeral Home in Glendive. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, June 18, 2020 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Father Francis Schreiber officiating. Rite of Committal with military honors will follow at Dawson Memorial Cemetery. Silha Funeral Home of Glendive has been entrusted with the arrangements.

Bob was born on August 4, 1932 in Glendive to Eugene and Beulah (Ingraham) Patterson. He was raised and educated in Glendive. Following his education Bob was drafted into the United States Army in 1952. He received his honorable discharge in 1954 and continued serving for another 28 years in the Army Reserves and National Guard. He went to work in the oilfield for a short time before going to work at Rahr Meats. Bob then started his career with Reynolds Grocery, where he worked for 30 years until his retirement.

Bob married Lillian Barthel on July 27, 1957 in Wibaux, and to this union five children were born.

Bob enjoyed having coffee with his friends at the Trail Star, doing yard work and keeping everything clean. He would drive his John Deere mower and make sure there were never any leaves left on his lawn. Bob could fix anything.

Bob is preceded in death by his parents, Eugene and Beulah Patterson; daughter, Nila Oellermann; four sisters, Lois Cadwell, Ellen Russell, Joyce Colbrese, and Sharon Colerick; and three brothers, George Patterson, James Patterson, and Myron Patterson.

He is survived by his wife, Lillian of Glendive; sons, Doug Patterson (Cory Fercho) of Glendive, Alan (Tony) Patterson of Billings, and Eldon (Brenda) Patterson of Frenchtown, Mont.; daughter, Linda (Gary) Deines of Glendive; four grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; sisters, Anna Jones of Belgrade, Velma Kinsey of Glendive, and Patricia Stephens of Hayden Lake, Idaho; and numerous nieces and nephews.

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