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Tuesday, August 30, 2011
5:00 - 8:00 pm
Hamilton's Southtown Funeral Home
5400 SW 9th Street
Des Moines


Tuesday, August 30, 2011
5:00 pm
No Service Planned
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Private Burial
Iowa Veterans Cemetery


Hamilton's Southtown

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Oliver "Bud" Patten

Oliver “Bud” Patten passed away on August 25, 2011 at the Bright Kavanagh House in Des Moines. Bud was born on December 6, 1930 to Violet and Lamont Patten in Norwalk.

He retired from the U.S. Navy after twenty years of loyal service. He worked for sixteen years at Titan Tire (formerly Armstrong Tire). Bud was an avid golfer. He also loved to play cribbage and playing out at Prairie Meadows.

Bud is survived by his loving wife, Esther; his daughters, Judy (Stan) Evans and Linda (Savino) Patten-Seals; son, David Patten; his seven grandchildren;eight great-grandchildren; two brothers, Jack (JoAnn) Patten and Jerry (Shirley) Patten; his sister, Marilyn Perreira; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Bud was preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Mary and her husband Bob Daly.

A celebration of Bud’s life will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, August 30 at Hamilton’s Southtown Funeral Home, 5400 SW 9th Street. Bud will be laid to rest at the Iowa Veterans Cemetery in a private ceremony.

The family asks that memorial contributions be made to the Iowa Veterans Cemetery in honor of Bud.