Robert M. “Bob” Patterson

Robert M. “Bob” Patterson, 84, of Mt. Pleasant, died Thursday, August 26, 2021 of natural causes at his farm northeast of Mt. Pleasant.

A private family graveside service will be held at the family plot in Forest Home Cemetery, Mt. Pleasant. The Rev. David Bracht-Wagner, Pastor, First United Methodist Church, will officiate. Friends may call to sign the register and pay their respects from 9AM to 8 PM on Thursday, September 16 at the Kimzey Funeral Home, 213 N. Main St., Mt. Pleasant.

Those considering an expression of sympathy may direct memorials to Iowa Wesleyan University. Online condolences may be left at

Robert Marvin Patterson was born September 16, 1926 in Iowa City, IA. He was the son of Arthur Marvin “Pat” and Margaret (Rogers) Patterson. He graduated from Mt. Pleasant High School. In 1958, Bob was conferred with a Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology from (then) Iowa Wesleyan College. He received his master’s degree from the University of Wisconsin in Madison.

Bob taught for a while at Mt. Pleasant High School and WACO High School. Bob loved to drive. He drove for Winnebago Industries delivering motor homes and for the Caterpillar Corporation. He also did private chauffer driving for people for errands, short trips and extended trips. Bob was a member of First United Methodist Church. He enjoyed dining out and conversing with his friends.

Those thankful for sharing in Bob’s life include 2 sisters – Penelope Patterson and Sarah Conkey and her husband Howard, all of Hot Springs, AR and 3 nieces and nephews.

His parents, a brother – John Patterson, a sister – Janice Wieckhorst and a niece precede Bob in death.