Fredric E. "Fritz" Patterson, 96 of Arlington passed away on August 17, 2017 in Carmel. He was born on July 29, 1921 in Franklin County, IN to the late Edgar and Bonnie (Rhinehart) Patterson. He was a graduate of Arlington High School. Fritz married Zelda (Drake) Patterson on March 3, 1940 and she preceded him on April 30, 1996. He was a farmer, employed at Original Tractor Cab and also Arlington Canning factory. Fritz was a school bus driver over 30 years in Rush County. He was a member of the St. Mary's Catholic Church in Rushville and also a member of the Rushville BPOE 1307.
Fritz is survived by his loving daughter, Cynthia (Ken) Stella of Carmel; 4 grandchildren, Terri (Ed) McDonald, Jeff (Lori) Ernstes, Kenya (Steve) Cobb, and Kevin (Leigh) Stella; 11 great grandchildren. He is also survived by a niece and 2 nephews.
Fritz is preceded in death by his daughter, Rebecca Ernstes; sisters, Roxine Harrison and Mollie McManus Lanning Feigert.
Services will be held on Saturday, August 26, 2017 at Noon in Moster Mortuary with Rev. Jeremy Gries presiding. Friends are welcome to visit at the mortuary from 11 AM till service time. Burial will be in Arlington East Hill Cemetery. Memorial Contributions may be made to Posey Township Volunteer Fire Department 7650 West U.S. 52, Arlington, IN, 46104.
Published on August 18, 2017