Dale Patterson passed away peacefully at Golden Living Center in the early morning hours of June 3, 2020.
Dale was born in Solsberry, Indiana on December 13, 1926 to Elias and Rosie (Carmichael) Patterson and continued to reside and farm the homeplace until 2013, at which time he moved to Bloomington to live with his sister, Edna.
Upon graduation from Solsberry High School, Dale enlisted in the United States Army where he proudly served until WWII ended. He was honorably discharged in December of 1946. Upon his return he went to work as a storekeeper and a carpenter at RCA for 40 years until his retirement in 1987.
Dale loved the farm and especially enjoyed putting up hay with his neighbor and dearest friend, Marvin Wagner. They worked hard but had a lot of fun, always there for each other.
Pitching horseshoe, ginsenging and coon hunting were favorite activities; winning trophies at horseshoe tournaments and sharing his love of coon hunting with his Uncle Jesse, his brothers Roscoe and Shorty and nephew Charles. He regaled us with so many fun stories of his coon hunting adventures.
Dale never met a stranger and was well liked and respected by all who knew him. He will be missed by all friends and family members who he leaves behind, especially his youngest niece, Patti Case and youngest nephew, Steve Case who, along with their mother, Dale’s sister, Edna Case, were his loving caregivers. To them he was not only a favored uncle but filled the role of grandpa for them as well.
Dale is survived by his sister, Edna Case, niece, Patti Case, nephew, Steve Case (Nedra) and their families and by three other nieces and two other nephews and their families.
In addition to his parents, Dale was preceded in death by siblings; Roscoe Patterson, Annabelle Patterson, Nettie Cantrell, Wm. (Shorty) Patterson, Zella Beaty and Ethel Kirk and 1 niece and 6 nephews.
Visitation for Dale will be Saturday June 6th at the Funeral Chapel from 11:00 AM until time of service at 1:00 PM with Reverend David Lee presiding. Internment with military rights will be at Liberty Cemetery, Hendricksville, Indiana.