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Ray V. Patterson

March 16, 1942 - December 17, 2020

In accordance with his wishes, cremation will take place and a strictly private family gathering to celebrate his life will take place on Wednesday January 6, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home.  For those that wish to view the service, please follow the YouTube link at the time of service:  https://youtube.be/5kM9s5bKZjY  Memorial contributions may be made to Christian Friends Church, West Michigan Cancer Center, Leukemia/Lymphoma Society, or Hospice of Southwest Michigan, c/o the funeral home. All are welcomed to share a memory or condolence.

Posted by:
C. Chojnowski

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April 12, 2021

I will always remember seeing the Patterson family at St. Ann's when I was growing up. Ray & Carolyn were great parents & have good reason to be proud of the wonderful family they raised. Shortly after high school, I got a summer job employed as an electrical helper for Moore Electric, who had recently purchased Rowen & Blare. The big project was Upjohn's research building in downtown Kalamazoo. I would make deliveries daily and always see Ray - working hard - when i dropped off supplies. Ray always had a smile, time to chat or help me when i didn't know where to place deliveries or needed help finding the job boss. We got to know each other well over that summer & I was blessed to be able to call him my friend. I have no doubt that Ray has gone to receive his reward with the Lord in Heaven. Maybe St. Peter has him running new LED lighting in the gates! Thank you, Ray, for enriching my - and so many other's- lives! You will be missed -- but we shall see you again soon!

Posted by:
Bernie Dillon and Annette Summerfield

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February 12, 2021

Carol and kids, sorry we totally missed Ray’s passing. A lot of good memories, bowling, talking cars etc. Hope all is well with you. Annette/Bernie

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Jack and Lorrie Pursley

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January 6, 2021

Carol and family, Jack and I are grieving with and for you all. Ray was such a special person, always with a great sense of humor and a sweet smile that lit up his face and ours too. We have so many wonderful memories of times spent with you two. We will make more and he will always be with us. Love you.

Posted by:
Fred Lutzke

Posted on:
January 6, 2021

Ray was a great friend indeed!

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Terry & LeeAnn Patterson

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December 24, 2020

Aunt Carol and family, We were so blessed to have such a loving, funny and God fearing man such as Uncle Ray. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Love, Terry & LeeAnn and family