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Carl S. Patterson

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[October 25, 2016]  MOUNT PULASKI - Carl S. Patterson, 95, of Mount Pulaski, passed away at 11:45 a.m. Wednesday October 19, 2016 at St. Johnís Hospital in Springfield.

Visitation: 9:00-10:30 a.m. Saturday October 22, at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Mount Pulaski.

Service:   10:30 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Funeral home: Fricke-Calvert-Schrader, Mount Pulaski

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Carl S. Patterson, 95, of Mount Pulaski, passed away at 11:45 a.m. Wednesday October 19, 2016 at St. Johnís Hospital in Springfield.

Carl was born on December 7, 1920 in Logan County to Stephen S. and Emma Jane Havens Patterson. He married Meredith Irene Robinson on April 18, 1948.

Surviving are his wife Meredith of Mount Pulaski and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Clyde and sister Mildred Mohr.

Carl served in the European Theatre during WWII with the 87th Infantry Division. He participated in three major battles, one being the Battle of the Bulge in Belgium. He received a Presidential Unit Citation for the Rhine Crossing, Combat Infantry Badge, European Battle Ribbon, a Bronze Star with ďVĒ for Valor, the Purple Heart and others.

Carl was a member of the Mt. Pulaski First Christian Church since 1939. He was also a member of DAV Post #15, VFW Post #777, and the Mt. Pulaski American Legion Post #447. Carl retired from the Federal Civil Service in 1970 as a Supply Management Representative for the Army Material Command.

Services for Carl will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday October 22, 2016 at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Mount Pulaski, with Mark Weber officiating. Visitation will be from 9:00-10:30 a.m. Saturday October 22, 2016 also at the funeral home. Burial at Mount Pulaski Cemetery will follow the service, where full military rites will be accorded by American Legion Post #447.

Memorials may be made in Carlís name to the Mount Pulaski Christian Church.

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