Rita L. Patterson Obituary

Rita L. Patterson

Rita Lynne Patterson, age 68, passed away Friday, September 13 at Mercy Hospital in Des Moines, Iowa. On Saturday, October 5, a visitation will begin at 10:00 a.m., with a funeral service following at 11:00 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Rita was born in Deadwood, South Dakota on August 25, 1951, to Charles and Phyllis (Redl) Reiser. She grew up in Rapid City, South Dakota. At the age of 19, Rita married Patrick Patterson and together they lived in many places before settling down in Venice, Florida for more than 13 years. In 2001, Rita moved to Des Moines, Iowa to be near her sister and very best friend, Becky. Her sons, Kevin and Mark, eventually followed their mother to Des Moines and the three of them have many fond memories together. She was a caring and devoted mother until the very end. In 2013, Rita’s first grandson, Maxwell, was born. She took her role as grandmother very seriously and the two of them formed a special bond. Max was extremely fond of her and will forever remember his Gaga. In the following years, she was blessed with two more grandsons, Finn in 2016 and Cameron in 2019. Her grandchildren were truly the loves of her life and she will be missed beyond measure. Rita was a selfless listener whose door was always open. You could count on being greeted with a cup of coffee or a glass of boxed wine. Rita also loved dogs, and Maggie, her chocolate lab, was her dutiful follower and caring sidekick for the past 5 years. Her family is beyond blessed to have been surrounded by her loving presence for 68 amazing years. She is survived by her two sons: Kevin Patterson and Mark (Jessica) Patterson both of Des Moines, IA; three grandchildren: Maxwell Patterson (son of Jennifer Patterson), Finn Patterson, and Cameron Patterson; her sister: Rebecca (Tom) Meade, Des Moines, Iowa; three brothers: Charles Reiser, Des Moines, IA; Bill (Amy) Reiser, Wagner, SD; and Joe (Deanne) Reiser, Phoenix AZ. She was preceded in death by her parents and her sister, Judy McKeon. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the family in care of Iles Funeral Homes at 6337 Hickman Road, Des Moines, IA 50322. Online condolences are welcome at <a href="https://www.ilesfuneralhomes.com/">www.IlesCares.com</a>. ARRANGEMENTS BY ILES ~ WESTOVER CHAPEL.
August 25, 1951 - September 13, 201908/25/195109/13/2019
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Rita Lynne Patterson, age 68, passed away Friday, September 13 at Mercy Hospital in Des Moines, Iowa. On Saturday, October 5, a visitation will begin at 10:00 a.m., with a funeral service following at 11:00 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Rita was born in Deadwood, South Dakota on August 25, 1951, to Charles and Phyllis (Redl) Reiser. She grew up in Rapid City, South Dakota. At the age of 19, Rita married Patrick Patterson and together they lived in many places before settling down in...

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Saturday, October 05 2019
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Holy Trinity Catholic Church
2926 Beaver Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50310
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Saturday, October 05 2019
11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
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