John Reuben ”Pat” Patterson Photo provided
COTTAGE GROVE – The new year in Cottage Grove got off to sad start. On Jan. 2, we lost one of the most dynamic and community service-minded of our citizens, John Reuben ”Pat” Patterson. Encircled by his loving family, he slipped peacefully away, an outsized person who typified ”a life well lived.”
As the tributes have poured in, there are some common threads that have risen to the top like the cream he was – ”larger than life” being one of the most common.
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