William E Patterson

Born: Wed., Dec. 9, 1925
Died: Wed., May 9, 2012

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William E. Patterson age 86, of Ashland, died Wednesday May 9, 2012 at Brethren Care Wasen Rehab Center.  He was born on December 9, 1925 in Ashland, the son of Wayne and Myrtle (Welty) Grindle.  Mr. Patterson had lived all of his life in Ashland and had worked for Fisher Printing Co. in Galion.  Mr. Patterson was a veteran of the U.S. Army, he served in WWII.  He was a member of the 1st    United Methodist Church, and the American Legion Post #88.  He enjoyed helping others in need, was an avid reader, had exceptional work ethics and dearly loved his wife Bernice of 65 years.

On December 8, 1946 William married Bernice (Powell) Patterson who survives.  Other survivors include his two daughters and sons in-law, Pamela and Mark Pape of Ashland, Sue and Jack Coffman of Castalia, Ohio; his two sons and daughters in-law, Bill and Pat Patterson of Ashland, Jeff and Nancy Patterson of Lakewood, Ohio; his grandchildren, Jon Serpa, Nick and Nicole Serpa, Caroline Pape, Todd Patterson and Fiancée Jacquie Trevis, Libby Patterson, Chad Seeholzer, Tracy and Chris Shilliday, Tally and Ben Swinehart, Tieraney and Kirk Hiner, Dave and Sarah Coffman, Tim and Jenny Coffman, Scott and Lisa Coffman; his 13 great grandchildren; along with his brothers and sister in-law, Gilman and Florence Patterson and Richard Patterson.  William was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers, Robert Patterson, Thoman Patterson and Duff Patterson.

There will be a private family funeral service with Pastor Kim Anderson officiating and military honors presented by the Ashland Veteran Honor Guard.  The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to the 1st United Methodist Church Building Fund 220 Sandusky St. Ashland, Ohio 44805.  


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Pam Hoover
   Posted Thu May 10, 2012
Mike and I were so sad to hear about the passing of your father. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

Nancy (Mount) Deppert
   Posted Thu May 10, 2012
My deepest sympathy to you all! I think of my Aunt Lucille and Uncle Duff often and of course my Dad..they are all in a much better place. I pray for strength to get you through this difficult time.

Deb & Roger Bickhart
   Posted Thu May 10, 2012
Please accept our condolences on the passing of Bill. Both Bill and Bernie have always been good friends to my parents, Wade & Ruth Wacker. Mom always talked about the good times you all had together, playing cards at her kitchen table, church functions, breakfasts at the Lyn Way or Friendlys. You were always there to help them out when they needed you. When Wade was going through the difficulties of Alzheimer's, you were both there to help in whatever way you could. And when Mom was living alone and needed something, you were there for her. We appreciate all that Bill and Bernie have done.

Bill & Pat, it's been a while since we lived on Eastern Avenue, but your friendship was also much appreciated and we are so sorry for the loss your your father.

Bill was a good man....a good husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather & friend. He will certainly be missed, but will always be remembered as the kind, gentle man that he was.

colleen hobson
   Posted Thu May 10, 2012
Pam & family: I was truly sorry to hear of the loss of your dad. I am sure he will be greatly missed by all of you. It's very tough to lose someone so dear to your heart. Be there for your mom and hope that everyone is able to lean on one another for support.

Many blessings for you all!

Linda Patterson
   Posted Thu May 10, 2012
Dear Aunt Bernice and family,
I am so sorry for your loss. I will never forget how Uncle Bill and Uncle Dick were there for me when my dad died. It meant a lot to me. God bless you in this time of loss.
Linda Patterson

Bob Gordon
   Posted Sat May 12, 2012
Aunt Bernice and Family,
I was so sorry to hear of your loss. I have a lot of fond memorys and Uncle Bill will be sorely missed.
God Bless
Bob Gordon

Tommy and Janet Patterson
   Posted Sat May 12, 2012
Patterson Family,
We are so sad to hear of Uncle Bill's passing, our prayers and thoughts are with you all.
Tommy and Janet Patterson and Family

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