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Delores M. "Dee" Patterson, 83, of Crown Point, Indiana, passed away on Friday, Sept. 1, 2017.
Born Nov. 29, 1933, in Edinburg, Virginia, she was a daughter of the late Joseph H. and Mary V. (Estep) Holler.
She grew up in western Pennsylvania and graduated from New Castle High School in 1951.
On July 9, 1954, she married Robert E. (Bob) Patterson, also from New Castle, who preceded her in death.
In addition to raising four children, Dee held several professional administrative positions, most recently as the personnel manager at Munster Med Inn in Munster, Indiana.
Dee enjoyed sewing, crafts, home decorating and a variety of games, but most of all, she dearly loved spending time with her family.
Mrs Patterson is survived by two sons and their wives and two daughters and their husbands, Tim Patterson and Cindy Phillips of Sewickley, Jim and Georgine Patterson of Yellow Springs, Ohio, Kim and Mike Bernstein of Merrillville, Indiana, and Sheri and Don Tokoly of Crown Point, Indiana; 10 grandchildren, Greyson Patterson and Garrett Patterson of Pittsburgh, Grant Patterson of Thousand Oaks, California, Griffin Patterson of Bangkok, Thailand, James Patterson, Nick Patterson and Bowen Patterson, all of Dayton, Ohio, Thomas Tokoly of North Liberty, Indiana, Sara Tokoly of Noblesville, Indiana, and Hanna Tokoly of Crown Point, Indiana; and five great-grandchildren, Gavin, Maci, and Bennett Patterson, as well as a great-granddaughter to be born in December and who will share Dee's middle name, all of Dayton, Ohio; and Maxwell and Warren Patterson of Pittsburgh.
Calling hours will be 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Cunningham Funeral Home, 2429 Wilmington Road.
The Rev Loren McQueen of Eastbrook United Methodist Church will officiate a memorial service at 10 a.m. Thursday, also at Cunningham's.
Online condolences may be offered to the family by visiting www.cunninghamfh.com.
Published on September 3, 2017
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