Donald B. Patterson Jr., 91, of Oak Park, died on Feb. 18, 2017. Born on Jan. 19, 1926, he served in the Armed Forces during World War II and was awarded the Purple Heart. 

A devoted parishioner of St. Edmund Parish, he was a graduate of Fenwick High School and the University of Notre Dame. 

Mr. Patterson was the husband of Rogette (nee Schlammes) and the late Jean (nee Fitzpatrick); the father of Don (Geri) Patterson III, Liz Patterson, Mary (Mel) Smith, Jean (Kevin) Riordan and James (Debbie) Patterson; the grandfather of Kathleen Patterson, Anna (Nate) Gomez, Christopher, Michael, and David Patterson, Patrick Gibbons, Kathleen (Bryan) Baer, Jennifer (Tim) Schubert, Michael (Jamie) Smith, Katie (Mike) Callahan, Max (Erin) Riordan, Malcolm, and Seamus Riordan, Michael Patterson, and the late Jim Gibbons; the great-grandfather of Ayden, Austin, Robby, James, Teghan, Hanna, Kate, Madolyn, Molly and Ezra; the brother of Carolyn McNellis, the late Barbara (the late John) Garceau, the late Helen (John) Kelly, and the late Anne (Don) Santschi; and the uncle of many nieces and nephews. 

Visitation was held on Feb. 22 at Drechsler, Brown & Williams Funeral Home, 203 S. Marion St., Oak Park. A funeral Mass was celebrated on Feb. 23 at St. Edmund Church, followed by interment at Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Hillside. 

Memorial donations are appreciated to St. Edmund Parish or Honor Flight Chicago are appreciated.

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