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Michael Lane Patterson - 65

7/23/1954 - 11/23/2019


Michael Lane Patterson, age 65, passed away in his home in Colchester, IL surrounded by his loved ones on Saturday, November 23, 2019. He was born on July 23, 1954 in Beardstown, IL to Larry and Patsy Patterson. 

    He graduated Colchester High School in 1973. He was employed as a Manufacturing Engineer. He was a volunteer fireman for the Colchester Fire Department. He volunteered as an instructor for the Hunter Safety Course for the IL DNR. He was an avid outdoorsman. His hobbies included riding his Harley, horseback riding, hunting, fishing, gunsmithing, camping and spending time with his family. He had a love for his family pets. He enjoyed working with his father and grandfather at the Colchester Sports Center. He had an infectious smile and laugh and was a great practical joker, quick witted and always wore a smile. 

    He is survived by his mother, Patsy Patterson; his loving wife Elizabeth Patterson of 33 years; his five children, Jennifer (Rodney) Plate, Jill Patterson, Brandon (Jasmine) Patterson, Sarah (Shannon) Parker, Daniel (Sherry) Patterson; nine grandchildren, Emma Plate, Madelyn Plate, Liam Parker, Lilian Parker, Gunnar Patterson, Genevieve Patterson, Koa Van Sickle, Scarlett Patterson, Harper Buttrey; bother Craig (Jeanne) Patterson; sister Cathy (Jan) Pendell and many nieces and nephews. 

    Celebration of Life will be 7:00 P.M. Friday, November 29, 2019, at Jones Mortuary with Pastor Larry Rickard.  Visitation with the family will be from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. Friday at the funeral home. Friends may sign the register book at the funeral home after 9:00 A.M. Friday at the funeral home.  Memorials are McDonough District Hospital Hospice or Colchester Fire Department.  Online Condolences may be expressed to the family at jonesmortuaryfh.com


5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. Friday at the Funeral Home

7:00 P.M. Friday at the Funeral Home


  • Luanne Potter Linn

    on 11/25/19

    Peace be with you, Mike 

  • Ken Rauch and Sharon

    on 11/25/19

    So Sorry for your loss. Mike was a great guy and friend . 




  • Eloy & Patricia Sena

    on 11/25/19

    Elizabeth Uncle and I are truly Sorry, Hearing about Mike has deeply saddened us, but I know that this is far from what you & the Family going through right now. Mike was a wonderful Man and he will be truly missed He will always be remembered.

    Love Uncle Eloy & Aunt Patty

  • Peter Gonzales

    on 11/25/19

    Our deepest sympathy and prayers to the Patterson family for your loss. Mike was a very nice man that was blessed to have all of you in his life and he will leave a rainbow of memories and smiles for his family to remember him by...Rest In Peace Mike, Pete, Amelia, Liam and Anneliese Gonzales “When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure.”
  • .Doni Parker Barnhill

    on 11/27/19

    You are all in our thoughts and prayers  - please know that so much love and many well-wishes are being sent your way and that we are here for you if you need us.  God bless you.

    Doni, Wade, Kevin, Allan and Ben

  • Wendy (Grady) Willey

    on 11/27/19

    Pat and families, I'm so sorry to hear of Mike's passing, you and your family is in our thoughts and prayers.
  • Jack & Sue Ford

    on 11/27/19

    Liz and Family, So sorry for your loss. To say Mike was one in a million is an understatement. He is truly one of the nicest guys we've ever met. His two sons and I''m sure his daughters as well, have grown into men of great character as their father. RIP Michael, we love you.

  • Karen & Rebel

    on 11/28/19

    Dear Liz, and family, Patsy, Craig, Cathy and family,

    We were so very sorry to learn of "Pete"'s passing.  He was, and will always remain one of the best to us.   So talented, kind, and devoted family man.    So grateful for his, and your friendships.

    Our heartfelt sympathies and love,

    Karen Cadle & Rebel - Ridgeland, MS

  • Alan & Linda Dewitt i

    on 11/29/19

        Pat and families, I'm so sorry to hear of Mike's passing, you and your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

    • Elizabeth Patterson

      on 12/05/19

      Thank you Alan and Linda.

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