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Mr.  Mark James  Patterson , Sr.
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“Dear Patterson Family, I remember birthday parties at the Patterson house, and great times at Stevensville UMC youth group~~what fun! I'm so...Read More »
1 of 28 | Posted by: Nancy (Shadle) Batch - MI

“Nancy, It was an honor to know Mark and to stay at your cottage and B & B. Mark was always working around the grounds, and always had a smile and...Read More »
2 of 28 | Posted by: John and Kathy Fuchs - Carmel,, IN

“Nancy and family While I was working the other day, your son, Mark, Jr., told me about Mark;s passing. I am so sorry for your loss and I truly...Read More »
3 of 28 | Posted by: John Gorman

“Nancy and family, We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Mark was a blessing to us every time we stayed at your B&B and know his life must have...Read More »
4 of 28 | Posted by: Trent & Lyn Watford - St. Joseph, MI

“Dear Nancy and all the family, My heart aches for you in this time of deep grief and loss. Even though we know, by faith, that Mark lives and...Read More »
5 of 28 | Posted by: Tamara Williams - Albion, MI

“Just heard about Mark's passing today. What a wonderful, thoughtful, caring, giving, and compassionate man he was. Thoughts and prayers to the family...Read More »
6 of 28 | Posted by: Scott McRae

“Dear Nancy and family, I was so sorry to read about Mark passing, I didn't know that he had been sick, but just wanted to tell you how sorry I was. ...Read More »
7 of 28 | Posted by: Susan Schulstrom - MI - friend

“Nancy, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I can't believe it was the summer of 1978 that I met you and Mark, but I do recall...Read More »
8 of 28 | Posted by: Jeff & Lynn Weller - Leicester, NC

“My sincere sympathy to Nancy and the Patterson Family. Mark was a great guy and it was my pleasure to have worked with him at IBM for many years. He...Read More »
9 of 28 | Posted by: Bob Essig - Granger, IN

“Dear Nancy and family, so sorry to hear of Mark's passing. So many great memories of the SUMC youth group, the two of you touched so many young lives...Read More »
10 of 28 | Posted by: Craig Warner - Paw Paw, MI

“Dear Nancy and family, We are so saddened. What wonderful memories we share with you and Mark - Youth Group trips, surprise parties at your home...Read More »
11 of 28 | Posted by: Ken and Sally Warner - MI

“My dear American family! Mark is not gone. We just cannot see him anymore. He will always be in the hearts of the people who loved him. Right...Read More »
12 of 28 | Posted by: Inka Sackenheim Cologne, Germany

“I remember Mark getting a gigantic inner tube for the water one summer. The kids all had a blast playing on that tube in the water in Lake Michigan...Read More »
13 of 28 | Posted by: Merry Froelich and John Froelich - MI

“We have had the distinct pleasure and honor to spend many days in Michigan with the Patterson family. They have been the most helpful, caring people...Read More »
14 of 28 | Posted by: WILLIAM COLSON/JANE LAVELLE/PHILOMENA URHAUSEN - IL

“Mark was a great guy. Always upbeat and positive. I enjoyed discussing the computer industry with him, lots of knowledge and experience. ...Read More »
15 of 28 | Posted by: Phil Laney - St. Joseph, MI

“I am so sorry to hear of Mark's death! I have many found memories of the years that he and Nancy and I worked together at Stevensville Methodist. ...Read More »
16 of 28 | Posted by: Steve Emery-Wright

“Mark is one of the most generous people I know. He opened up his home to many of us. My children loved going to the Pattersons to swim in the...Read More »
17 of 28 | Posted by: Norma Hollingsworth Mortensen - IN

“Nancy and family, It's hard to look at Mark's picture and think that he is gone. Along with great parents, I was blessed to have many adult...Read More »
18 of 28 | Posted by: Mike Levi - Saint Joseph, MI

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19 of 28 | Posted by: Norma mortensen - Ft. Wayne, , IN

“Ciao Mark, we met more than 20 years ago. Our friendship and your kindness enriched our lives. You were thousands miles away but you were part of...Read More »
20 of 28 | Posted by: Roberto Oggionni - Friend

“Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Joshua & Brianne Schmidke ”
21 of 28 | Posted by: Brianne Schmidke - St Joseph, MI

“Bob & I had the great pleasure of meeting Mark and Nancy at Jill & Jim's wedding. They were kind enough to let us stay in a beautiful room at their...Read More »
22 of 28 | Posted by: Lynn Frech - Sarasota, FL

“Sorry to hear of Mark's passing. Enjoyed working with he and Nancy at the church as well as the business relationship many years ago. May God...Read More »
23 of 28 | Posted by: Don & Rosalie Loving - Tiffin, OH

“Kathie and I want you to know that your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Mark and Troop 603 have always had a special place in my son's and...Read More »
24 of 28 | Posted by: Dave & Kathie Bradley - BANGOR, MI

“Dear Family, I am truly so sorry for your loss of your Husband, Father, Friend, Grandpa. He was an amazing man to all. I will always keep each and...Read More »
25 of 28 | Posted by: Bruce, Charlotte, Kim and Wade - MI

“Nancy and Family~ Please know that you and your family are in our prayers during this difficult time. I have only known Mark for a short...Read More »
26 of 28 | Posted by: Don Cozzolino and Lynnette Knafelc - MI

“Patterson Family, The friendship and support your family has provided my family will never be forgotten. We thank you Mr. Patterson for the many...Read More »
27 of 28 | Posted by: Joanne Bilionis - Stevensville, MI

“Nancy and family, We are saddened to see that Mark has passed away. What a pleasure it was to have known him. He always had a great smile and...Read More »
28 of 28 | Posted by: John & Pat Behnke - Stevensville, MI


Mark James Patterson, Sr., 66 of Stevensville, MI was called home to be with the Lord on Monday, November 5, 2012 after a long-fought battle with cancer . Mark was born in Wilmette, IL on May 13, 1946 to Charles and Mary Patterson. Mark married his wife and best friend of almost 40 years, Nancy Naugle, April 14, 1973. Mark is survived by Nancy and his four children Mia (Derek) Brennan, Mark Jr. (Nancy) Patterson, Janet (Cope) Oskin, James (Jill) Patterson and five grandchildren, Jacob, Elizabeth, Katelinn, Emily, Drew and one on the way. Mark is also survived by three sisters, Sarah Delbarrio, Betsy Sentowski, Kathleen McShane, and two brothers, Paul (Patty) and Timothy Patterson. Mark was preceded in death by his parents and first wife Myong Yon Patterson .
Mark retired from IBM in 1998 after 30 years of service there as an international account manager. Mark was a veteran of the United States Army and served from 1966-1968. Along with his service to his country, Mark also spent countless hours devoted to his community and church. He was Scout Master of troop 603, District Chairman of the Southwest MI Boy Scouts of America, Lion's Club past president, served on the Christian Businessmen Committee and was a longtime member and trustee at Stevensville United Methodist Church. Mark was known fondly by many for his faith, his love of this family, his generosity and his encouraging spirit. When asked how he was doing, Mark would always reply "Every day is a good day".
Visitation for Mark will be held at Starks and Menchinger Chapel, 2650 Niles Rd. in St. Joseph, on Thursday, November 8, 2012 from 4:00-8:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held for Mark at Stevensville United Methodist Church, 5506 Ridge Rd., Stevensville on Friday, November 9, 2012 at 1:00 pm with interring at Hickory Bluff Cemetery in Stevensville, MI. Memorials in Mark's honor can be made to Boy Scout Troop 603, Hospice at Home, and Stevensville United Methodist Church. Those wishing to share a memory of Mark may do so online at www.starks-menchinger.com .

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