Russell W. Patterson, 91, of Cedar Rapids, died Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013, after a short illness at Silver Pines Assisted Living Center, Cedar Rapids. Services were held Aug. 8 at Murdoch-Linwood Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cedar Rapids, conducted by Pastor David Dyrland. Burial was at Linwood Cemetery, Cedar Rapids, with military rites.
Survivors include his son, Patrick (Diane) Patterson of Ely; grandchildren, Traci (Jim) Kalagian, Michelle Patterson (Dan Rau), Jodi (Chris) Houser and Julie (William) Redmond; eight great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; sister, Verne Marble of Edina, Mo.; daughter-in-law, Genevieve Patterson of Kirksville, Mo.; and several nieces and nephews.
Russell was preceded in death by his wife, Madeline.
Russell was born Jan. 12, 1922, in Brashear, Mo., son of Orville and Ora (Lowe) Patterson. He attended school in Missouri while helping his family out on the farm. On Sept. 27, 1941, he married Madeline R. Small in Brashear. Russell served in the United States Army as a guard for the 181st Artillery Division in the Pacific Theatre during World War II. He worked at Wilson Foods for 27 years. Russell enjoyed playing pinochle, wood working and eating out with friends.
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