Lester Charles Patterson
Lester C. Patterson passed away at his home in Gothenburg on Thursday, following a long illness.
Lester Charles Patterson, second son of William and Ellen Patterson, was born near Savannah, Mo., on March 26, 1881.
When a small child, he moved with his parents to Frontier County, Nebraska, where he grew to manhood.
In 1902, he was united in marriage to Minnie Beisner. To this union was born one daughter, Emma.
He made his home near Farnam, until the spring of 1930 when they retired from the farm and moved to Gothenburg, where he departed this life Oct. 17, 1946, at the age of 65 years, 6 months, and 21 days.
He leaves to mourn his departure, his wife, one daughter, Emma Gewecke; his son-in-law, Edgar, and one grandchild, Elaine Gloe; four brothers; Warren of Gothenburg, Roy of Arlington, Calif., James of Yakima, Wash., George of Arlington, Calif.; two sisters: Mrs. Pinkney Carder of Auburn, Neb., and Mrs. Pearl Clabaugh of San Gabriel, California.
Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 on Oct. 20th from the Chester L. Hugo Funeral Home with Rev. Bert A. Bessire officiating. Beautiful music was furnished by Mr. and Mrs. Jay Rice and daughter, Pauline. Pallbearers were Wm. Fitch, Ed Davidson, John Buhr, Clarence Colkitt, Ben Howarter, and Henry Brestel. Interment was in the Farnam Cemetery.
The Gothenburg Times, Gothenburg, Dawson County, Nebraska. Thursday, October 24, 1946. Vol. 39; No. 18; Page 1; Col. 4.
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