John “Jack” Patterson, age 92, of Almont, MI died Wednesday, January 26, 2022 at his home surrounded by his loving family. John Gerald Patterson was born May 23, 1929 in Mount Clemens, MI. He was the son of the late Lee and the late Mabel (Vories) Patterson. He grew up in Smiths Creek, MI. Jack attended country school. He has lived most of his adult life in the Almont, MI area. He married Laura Zsolczai on May 23, 1964 in Imlay City, Michigan. Jack was preceded in death by Laura in 2017.
He was a self-employed milk hauler and cash crop farmer. Jack was a member of the Michigan Milk Producers Association. He was a dairy farmer in the 1960s.
Jack was a wealth of knowledge of the Imlay City, MI Big Boy Restaurant. He had a love of agriculture and enjoyed watching everyone’s fields around the area.
He is survived by his daughters, Mitzie (Joe) Weingartz of Imlay City, MI and Jeanine “Jenny” (John) Herman of Columbus, MI; sons, John “David” Patterson of Almont, MI, Gerald “Jerry” Patterson of Imlay City, MI and Dale (Meghan) Patterson of Clinton Township, MI; his sister, Mary Ellen (Martin) Dolan; brothers, Robert “Bob” Patterson and Richard (Judy) Patterson; and his sister-in-law, Elna Patterson. He is also survived by 13 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and his best friend, Norm Tanis.
Jack was preceded in death by his wife, Laura Patterson; his daughter, Jill Marie; and his brothers, James “Jim” Patterson and William “Bill” Patterson.
The funeral service was held Tuesday, February 1, 2022 at Muir Brothers Funeral Home of Imlay City, 225 N. Main Street, Imlay City, MI. Michelle Lamb officiated. Interment followed at Webster Cemetery in Almont, MI.
Those wishing to make memorial contributions may direct them to United Hospice of Marlette, 2770 Main Street, Marlette, MI 48453.
Arrangements were entrusted to Muir Brothers Funeral Home of Imlay City.
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