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Jerry Patterson

August 16, 1945 — October 5, 2014

Jerry Lee Patterson, 69, of Lexington, Nebraska, died October 5, 2014 in Lexington, NE.

He was born August 16, 1945 in Arnold, NE, son of Vernon W. and Martha (McFadden) Patterson.

Jerry grew up in Arnold and attended school there. He lived in Arnold until he joined the US Army in 1966 where he was sent to Germany during the Vietnam War. After his honorable discharge, Jerry married Melgene Wagner on May 21, 1975 at Kearney, NE. He has three sons Jeffery, James and Jason, one daughter Deanna and a granddaughter he raised, Toshia. He worked as a supervisor at Valley Sales for over 12 years. Jerry worked for Tyson for 25 years and recently semi-retired going back to work part time in the Rendering Department.

Jerry enjoyed spoiling his grandchildren and great grandchildren. He like 50's & 60's music and watching pro wrestling. He collected coins, knives and clocks. He liked motorcycles and going to Sturgis.

Survivors include his wife Melgene Patterson of Lexington; three sons, Jeffery Ready of Greenwood, NE, James (Raija) Patterson of Klamath Falls, OR, Jason Patterson of Lexington, NE; daughter, Deanna (Matthew) Lessig of Overton, NE; 15 grandchildren; five great grandchildren; mother Martha McFaden of Lexington; sister Loy Kyle of Cozad, NE; many nieces, nephews and extended family and friends.

Jerry was preceded in death by father, Vernon W. Patterson, four brothers, his grandparents, step-father, a nephew, three brothers-in-law and a sister-in-law.

Memorial Services will be held at Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel, Monday, October 13, 2014 at 12:30 pm with Pastor Larry Viter officiating.

Interment will be in Fort McPherson National Cemetery, Maxwell, NE, Monday, October 13, 2014 at 10:30 a.m.

Memorials may be given to the Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675. To sign the online guest book, go to

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