Susan K. Patterson

Susan K. Patterson, 75, of Polo, died Sunday, September 9, 2018 at KSB hospital in Dixon, IL after a brief illness.  She was born April 11, 1943 in Cedar Falls, IA to Ray E. and Geraldine “Gerry” (Madsen) Nelson.

Visitation will be held at 10:00 am, Friday, September 14, 2018 at the Polo Church of the Brethren with memorial service to follow at 11:00 am, with Pastor Leslie Lake officiating.

Sue is survived by her children from her marriage to Jerry Patterson: Kelly (Brian) Duncan of Polo, Jack (Crystal) Patterson of Bloomington, IL, Adam (Winona) Patterson of Aurora, IL, and Amy (Jason) Mallory of Largo, FL. 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, NJ, Barb (Ken) VanHeiden of Cedar Falls, IA, and Julie (Pete Rodriguez) Finley of Hurst, TX as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Phillip Ray 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 the Freeport Journal Standard, and her own painting business, Brush Inc. Sue was also 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 the 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!
Memorial contributions may be directed to Pinecrest Manor, Mount Morris, IL where Sue received care in the final months of her life.

Arrangements are being completed by Polo Family Funeral Home. Condolences may also be sent to