In Memory of Patrick Wayne Patterson

Patrick Wayne Patterson
Patrick Wayne Patterson
Born: January 15, 1993
Died: December 2, 2019
Age: 26
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Patrick Wayne Patterson
January 15, 1993 - December 2, 2019
From: Sioux City , IA

Patrick Wayne Patterson, age 26, of Sioux City, Iowa (formerly of Battle Creek, Iowa) passed away on Monday, December 2, 2019, as a result of an automobile accident.

A Funeral Service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Monday, December 9, 2019, at the St. John’s Lutheran Church of Battle Creek, Iowa. Rev. Randy D. Cormeny will officiate. Committal will follow in the Mount Hope Cemetery of Battle Creek, Iowa. A Visitation will be held from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Sunday, December 8, 2019, at the St. John’s Lutheran Church of Battle Creek, Iowa.  The Christensen-Van Houten Funeral Home of Battle Creek & Ida Grove, Iowa is in charge of the funeral arrangements. Condolences may be sent online at

Patrick Wayne Patterson was born on January 15, 1993, in Nashville, TN.  He grew up seven miles south of Battle Creek, Iowa, on the family farm with his five siblings.

Throughout elementary, junior high and high school, Patrick participated in wrestling, track, football, basketball and baseball. He was a 4-H member with the Garfield All Stars and during his high school days, Patrick was a drummer in the band. Patrick graduated from OABCIG (Odebolt-Arthur- Battle Creek- Ida Grove) High School with the class of 2011.

During his high school career, Patrick worked on his cousin, Bryce Riessen’s farm. After graduating, Patrick went on to further his education in Sioux City, Iowa at Western Iowa Tech enrolling in their carpentry program. While attending college he worked full time at Menard’s. Soon after that he began working for C.W. Suter, where he ended up loving his job and had found his career. In 2019, Patrick obtained his apprenticeship certificate in HVAC.

Patrick had a contagious laugh and a smile that could light up a room. His friendly disposition helped him easily make new friends at his part-time jobs at the Half Moon and the Paxton. Patrick enjoyed hanging out with friends and easily made friends with everyone everywhere he went. He was surrounded with love and loved to spoil his two nieces and three nephews.

He is survived by his parents, LaRayne (Jerry) Miller of Danbury, IA and Jeff Patterson of TN; siblings, Allan (Diana) Patterson and family of TX, Kayla (Ross) Sheehan and family of NE, Shelbie Merchant and family of IA; Shannon (Bob) Miller and family of SD, Ashtyon Miller and Austyn Miller of IA; numerous extended family and friends.

Patrick was preceded in death by his grandparents,  AlWayne and Betty Riessen; and nephew Rhyder Patterson.



10:30 a.m., Monday
December 9, 2019
St. John's Lutheran Church
Battle Creek, Iowa


Rev. Randy Cormeny


Ethan Lieber
Kendall Duerksen
Ben McCord
Joshua Lansink
Dakota Linafelter
Brandon Schirrmacher


1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Sunday, December 8, 2019
St. John's Lutheran Church
Battle Creek, Iowa


"Amazing Grace"
"How Great Thou Art"
"Dancing in the Sky"


Mount Hope Cemetery
Battle Creek, Iowa


Friday, December 20, 2019 at 12:08 PM
“My deepest sympathy. If I would of had a son I would of wanted him to be exactly like Patrick. Mom and Dad you did an amazing job raising him. He would light a room with that smile. We are so glad we got to have him the short time in our lives. We are going to miss him so much. Hugs and prayers to his whole family ”
- Barb & jerry King
Wednesday, December 11, 2019 at 2:43 PM
“We wish to express our sincere sympathy to Patrick's family. We were so sorry to hear about Patrick. We knew Patrick during our visits to the Half Moon Inn. We are old enough to be his parents (maybe grandparents!) and he was always so kind and waited on us with his big smile. Even if he wasn't our waiter he would often stop to visit with us. He was a wonderful young man and will dearly be missed by his Half Moon family and all his loved ones. Sincerely, Bonnie & Curt Grigg”
- Curt & Bonnie Grigg
Monday, December 9, 2019 at 2:13 PM
“Even though I don't know your family, my heart aches for you all. Our son Ben was a good friend of Pat's. The stories he has shared with us about the times they have had together... I know Ben loved him very much. I too was impressed with his warm friendly character the few times we met. Psalm 34 promises that the Lord is near to the brokenhearted. I pray you know His comforting presence now and in days to come, that Christ's Holy Spirit will bear you up.
With deepest sympathy...”
- Nancy and David McCord
Monday, December 9, 2019 at 7:15 AM
“Sending my deepest sympathy, may you eventually find comfort, with knowing Patrick will always be with you. Wrapped in God's tender loving care. Jennifer, my warm, caring hugs to you and Patrick's entire family. God bless Patrick ,may he rest in peace. ”
- Debbie Mahr
Monday, December 9, 2019 at 7:15 AM
“Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time. I always enjoyed the Patterson kids at school...polite, friendly, kind, hard working. What I remember most about Pat was that he was always smiling. May you carry his bright smile with you in your hearts along with your many cherished memories. May God's love bring you comfort.
- Ann Holst
Monday, December 9, 2019 at 7:15 AM
“I am so glad that I had the pleasure of knowing such a wonderful man. He was a great friend and human. People like Pat are rare. He always made me smile and I loved our talks. I am going to miss you my friend! Love Kimmie. ”
- Kimmerly Vaught
Monday, December 9, 2019 at 7:15 AM
“Pat Pat....You will be deeply missed my friend. Your smile,laugh,and attitude always brightened our time spent with you. Love you Man”
- Mikey V.and Kimmie V
Monday, December 9, 2019 at 7:15 AM
“Pat was a very sweet and good person. He would spend time at our house helping us work on different projects. He was a good friend to everyone he met he will be truly missed by our family. We love you Pat Pat and always will. ”
- Bill and Jamie Duerksen
Friday, December 6, 2019 at 9:26 PM
“I'm so sorry for your loss. Pat was a great young man who enjoyed and celebrated life. His smile and kindness will be missed by all who knew him.”
- Kem Juracek
Friday, December 6, 2019 at 2:49 PM
“To Patrick's family. I had the pleasure of teaching and coaching Patrick. He was a joy to have in classroom and to work with on the football field. He will be missed. God bless.”
- Byron Hartwig
Friday, December 6, 2019 at 2:48 PM
“Dear Allan, Dianna, Kaidyn, Brayden, and Lexi,
You all are in the hearts and prayers of your church family here in Texas. We pray our Savior lead you through this sad, sad time. We send our hugs and prayers, share our tears and hopes that your brother, Patrick, remains in your hearts and you return safely to us when you can. Love, Scotte Clark, Minister”
- Hamilton St Church of Christ Scotte Clark
Friday, December 6, 2019 at 2:48 PM
“I am so sorry for your loss! I loved having lunch on Saturdays at Half Moon and seeing Pat smiling Face! He was always Happy Go Lucky! I love his tattoo "In God I trust" What a great Guy! Gone to soon! ”
- Kim
Thursday, December 5, 2019 at 8:33 PM
“Pat was a really nice young man as one of my students. His loss will be felt by many. Prayers to his family.”
- Jane OTool
Thursday, December 5, 2019 at 8:33 PM
“I am so sorry for the loss of a such a bright young man. My family prays for all of y'all to find comfort and peace. God bless your aching hearts. From your Tennessee family. ”
- Melinda Patterson
Thursday, December 5, 2019 at 8:32 PM
“Patrick was always so polite and respectful. A wonderful young man! Our sympathies to the entire family!”
Thursday, December 5, 2019 at 8:32 PM
“I am praying for family and friends thru this loss. Pat was a unique person and will be missed. He would ask me for advice once in a while and he was never scared of who ever was around. Whether it was girl or spiritual questions that he asked I always enjoyed our talks. ”
- A friend
Thursday, December 5, 2019 at 8:32 PM
“Our deepest sympathy and prayers to your family in the tragic loss of Patrick.
May God uphold your family. ”
- Linda & Rocky Sheehan
Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at 10:34 PM
“We Will always remember youur sweet soul and intoxicating smile gone too soon. Our hearts bleed. God bless RIP Pat Pat
- Shelly and Dibble
Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at 10:34 PM
“My prayers for Patrick's family are for peace and healing. So so sorry for OUR loss.
Words do not begin to tell u how sorry I am for u guys.
- The Lynn Family
Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at 10:33 PM
“I am so sorry to hear about Patrick's passing. My heart breaks for you all. Prayers of sympathy and comfort sent your way. ”
- Sarah Schmidt
Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at 10:33 PM
“I am so sorry to hear of this, prayers to all of you. ”
- Colby Nepper
Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at 8:19 PM
“Patrick made a lasting impression on me. Patrick was always friendly, well-mannered and soft-spoken when I saw him.. I have seen other well-mannered young people in our church including his siblings, but what really impressed me was he brought his 2 younger brothers to worship services at St. John's. Rarely will a young person bring their younger siblings to church, let alone a young man, but Patrick did. I don't know any other young man that would do that. It must have been important to him. That says a lot about his character and his faith. I know he will be missed by all who knew and loved him. May the Lord bless you, comfort you and strengthen you during this difficult time. I hope you find peace knowing Patrick is with our Lord in Heaven now.
Linda Cormeny

- Linda Cormeny
Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at 8:18 PM
“Kayla and family,
I'm so sorry to hear about Patrick's passing. We love your family, and mourn with you. I'm sorry we can't be there for you this weekend. ❤
Sammi Trautman”
- Samantha (Clough) Trautman
Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at 8:18 PM
“Sending all my love to Patrick’s family and friends. He was one of the happiest people I have ever met. He was always full of life and made me smile whenever I saw him. He was a great support to my family and always willing to lend a hand (even when that included getting into a tree with a chainsaw). He will be missed so much and his impact was so large for someone so young. Hoping remembering the great times will ease your pain.”
- Tareyn Norcross
Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at 8:18 PM
“I am so sorry for your loss. Love and prayers”
- Cher Schoen
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