POLO – Susan K. Patterson, 75, of Polo, died Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018, at KSB Hospital in Dixon, after a brief illness.
She was born April 11, 1943, in Cedar Falls, Iowa, to Ray E. and Geraldine “Gerry” (Madsen) Nelson.
Sue graduated in 1961 from Price Lab School in Cedar Falls, and had a variety of jobs, including insurance sales for Mutual of Omaha Insurance, advertising sales for Sauk Valley Newspapers and Freeport Journal Standard, and her own painting business, Brush Inc. Sue also was a devoted mother and an accomplished homemaker, seamstress, cook, baker and gardener. She loved strong coffee and rooting for the Chicago Cubs.
Before her stroke 12 years ago, Sue was an active member of Polo Church of the Brethren. Sue had put her faith and trust in Jesus Christ, and therefore is enjoying heaven with no walker or wheelchair, worshiping her Savior.
Sue is survived by her children from her marriage to Jerry Patterson, Kelly (Brian) Duncan of Polo, Jack (Crystal) Patterson of Bloomington, Adam (Winona) Patterson of Aurora, and Amy (Jason) Mallory of Largo, Florida. Also surviving are grandchildren, Levi (Lydia) Duncan, Sarah (Carl) Sundquist, Emma (Danny) Campton, Molly Duncan, Kate (Klaus) Kulicke, Hannah (fiancé, Josh Millmore) Patterson, Sam Patterson, Megan Patterson and Alexander Patterson; great-granddaughters, Lilliana and Everleigh Kulicke; sisters, Peggy Leeds-Hoover of Morris Plains, New Jersey, Barb (Ken) VanHeiden of Cedar Falls, Iowa, and Julie (Pete Rodriguez) Finley of Hurst, Texas; as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Phillip Ray Nelson.
Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday, and the memorial service at 11 a.m. Friday, at Polo Church of the Brethren, with Leslie Lake, pastor, officiating. Polo Family Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be directed to Pinecrest Manor, Mount Morris, where Sue received care in the final months of her life.
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