Joseph Patterson

March 9, 1942-April 2, 2021

Joseph Patterson, 79,

Minot, ND, passed away

Friday, April 2, 2021, in

his home.

Joseph George Patterson

was born March 9, 1942,

the son of Joseph and

Clara (Mock) Patterson, in

Minot, ND. He was bap-

tized at St. Leo’s Catholic

Church in Minot and

raised and educated in

Minot. Joe worked various

jobs before beginning his

employment at Sweet-

heart Bakery in 1962.

Joe enlisted in the Unit-

ed States Army February

16, 1967. He served his

country during the Viet-

nam War and was honor-

ably discharged January

27, 1969.

Following his honorable

discharge, he continued

his job at Sweetheart Bak-

ery in Minot and worked

there until it closed in

1998. He then worked for

the Minot Park District in

the summers and also

delivered parts for

Hedahl’s Parts Plus until

2010, when his health


Joe married Gail Jean

Ike August 9, 1970, at

First Lutheran Church in

Wabek, ND. They made

their home in Minot,

where they raised their

daughters. Gail passed

away September 26, 2017.

He was a member of St.

Mark’s Lutheran Church

in Minot and the Team-

sters Union Local 123.

He enjoyed spending

time with his family. He

enjoyed camping and fish-

ing. He especially enjoyed

his time at Medora and

the Badlands with family

members. He cherished

time with his grandkids.

The highlight of Joe’s day

was truly anything that

had to do with his

grandchildren whether it

was attending or watching

virtually their athletics,

visiting with them, receiv-ing their artwork or being

read to, up until the very

last day.

His loving family in-

cludes: children, Holly

(Ryan) Dewitz, Minot, and

Kristi (Jason) Reinke,

Minot; six grandchildren,

Kaedin, Kennady and Kali

Dewitz; and Jaxon, Keaton

and Hatti Reinke;

mother-in-law, Mabel Ike,

Minot; sisters-in-law and

brothers-in-law, Sandra

(Verle) Anderson, Minot,

and Wendy (Lydell)

Wohlk, Ryder; and Robert

Boschert, Minot; and

several nieces and


Joe was preceded in

death by: his parents;

wife of 47 years, Gail;

father-in-law, Lloyd Ike;

brothers, Henry (Linda)

Patterson and LaVerne

Patterson; sister, Gloria

Boschert; and

brother-in-law, Wayne


Funeral: Friday, April

9, 2021, at 10:30 a.m. at

St. Mark’s Lutheran

Church, Minot.

Interment: Rosehill

Memorial Park, Minot,


Visitation: Thursday

from 5 to 7 p.m. at

Thompson-Larson Fun-

eral Home, Minot.

Family Prayer Service:

Thursday at 7 p.m. at

Thompson-Larson Fun-

eral Home, Minot.

Memorials: are pre-

ferred to the Minot Com-

mission on Aging Meals

On Wheels.

The service will be

livestreamed for the pub-

lic to view and can be ac-

cessed by going to the

Thompson-Larson Fun-

eral home website:



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