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John C. Patterson

October 17, 1961 — May 13, 2022

John Charles Patterson, 60, Mandan, passed away unexpectedly May 13, 2022 at Sanford Hospital with his loving family by his side. A celebration of life service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 18 at First Lutheran Church, 800 N Seventh St, Bismarck, with Pastor Allen Wagner officiating. Burial will be held at in Fairview Cemetery, Bismarck. A service live stream can be viewed at the following link, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ehGsAYD6yk John was born to parents Alfred and Eldora (Gruenberg) Patterson, on October 17, 1961 in Bismarck. He was raised and educated in Bismarck, attending Bismarck High School. He spent most of his career as a truck driver for United Van Lines. John married Paula (Berry) Patterson on March 11, 1983. They went on to have two children: Joshua and CoryAnn Patterson. One of John’s biggest accomplishments was being a father. He treasured his children and embraced every moment with them. He especially loved his role as Papa. John had a charismatic personality and always made people around him laugh. He was a social butterfly and made friends everywhere he went. He loved to tinker around in his garage and always seemed to have some sort of project going on. John also loved to plant flowers and strawberries in his raised garden bed. John was a bright spark in this world and will be deeply missed by many. He is now at peace, pain free and as free as an eagle. John is survived by his son, Joshua Patterson; his daughter, CoryAnn Patterson; his grandchildren, Tucker Gietzen, Brodie and Macie Patterson; his siblings, Nancy (Kent) Danielson, Harlan (Deb) Patterson, Alan (Shirley) Patterson and Edmund (Sharman) Patterson; many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and many very special friends. John was reunited in heaven with his parents; brother, Stanley Patterson; sister, Diane (Dale) Lapp; an angel grandbaby; as well as several aunts, uncles, and cousins.
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