Ruth Patterson, 94, of Grayslake, IL, passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her loving family on February 23, 2017.
Ruth was born on January 27, 1923 in Vienna, Austria. She had a wonderful childhood filled with skiing in the alps, skating, and enjoying the beautiful countryside of her beloved homeland. As a result of the war, Ruth’s childhood was abruptly halted. She and her family were some of the fortunate to safely make their way to the United States; however, her life was forever changed.
A large part of Ruth’s life was spent in Chicago –which she truly loved. She always said, “I’m a city girl!” However, as her family grew, she, along with her husband Pat, made the decision to move to Grayslake. When remembering Ruth, one see’s a warm and beautiful smile, a kind and generous heart, and an extremely thoughtful and caring women. Those who knew her well knew she had a great love for all animals and beautiful flowers–two of her very favorite things. Ruth will also be remembered for her volunteer work for the Veterans, the Grayslake Lions Club, and the Grayslake Exchange Club. Aside from all the things she did for others, it was always apparent that her greatest concern and love was for her family. She was an extraordinary mom and a wonderful human being–full of life, laughter, and love. She truly made the world a better place.
Ruth is survived by her daughters; Helen Timan, Emma Patterson, and Toni (Matthew) Shinners, grandchildren; Ricky Patterson, Ralph (Mitzi) Timan, Dawn (Rich) Cutler, Renee (Phil) Spencer, David Timan, and Chris (Teresa) Timan, great grandma; Christine (Andrew) Mizell, Roxanne Timan, Makayla Bailey, Oma Lucas, Lola Lucas, Nick Lucas, Rich Cutler, Lucie Cutler, Andrew Spencer, Sarah Langer, and Steven Langer, and her cherished gr-great grand children; Carson Mizell, Austin Mizell, Madison Langer, and Taylor Langer
Her sister; Felice (the late Mikel) Carvin, nieces; the late Brenda (Alan) Schoenberg, Cherie (Phil) Werbel, Nan Patterson, Jeanie Breland,Tammy Patterson Lee, the late Janice Patterson, Sherie Patterson, and Wanda McClain, nephews; Mark (Cathy) Sherman, Tony (Belinda) Patterson, Rickey (Tommie) Patterson, James Ray Patterson, the late Bill Patterson, Vernon Patterson, the late Billy Patterson, the late Jimmy Patterson, and Wayne Patterson, preceded in death by her husband; James “Pat” Patterson, and her parents; Max and Antoinette Leder.
The visitation will be on March 5, 2017 from 10:00 A.M. until 1:00 P.M. A memorial service will follow the visitation at 1:00P.M. at the Symonds Lakes Funeral Home at 111 W. Belvidere Road, Grayslake, IL 60030.
Interment private: Avon Centre Cemetery, Grayslake, Illinois
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made c/o Save-A-Pet, 31664 North Fairfield Road, Grayslake, IL 60030, 847.740.7788.
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