Larry Dean Patten

February 14, 1940April 10, 2018

Larry D. Patten, 78, of Fulton, Missouri passed away at University of Missouri Hospital on April 10, 2018. He was born on February 14, 1940 to the late Doraldine Patten in Iowa City, Iowa. He was united in marriage to Margo A. Torn in Iowa City, Iowa on April 6, 1976 and she survives. He was a carpenter and owned several construction businesses in Iowa and Missouri throughout his lifetime. Larry made friends wherever he went. Family was most important to him, especially his grandchildren: Emily, Aaliyah, Carter, Greta, Darcy and Edwin. Being a big kid himself, Grandpa (Papa) was his happiest being with the grandkids. He could often be seen out with one or more enjoying a meal, playing at the park or on a road trip. He is survived by his wife of 42 years; sons, Tom (Kimmer), Patrick, Will (Shannon) and Ira (Heather); his grandkids; sisters, Connie, Kerri and Joni; aunts and uncles who were more like siblings, Annabelle, Donna, Ed, Nancy, Lila and Jim. He was preceded in death by his mother, Doraldine Edstrom and grandparents, John and Della Patten. Cremation has been entrusted to Debo Funeral Home. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Memorials may be made to Larry’s Grandchildren in care of Debo Funeral Home, 833 Court Street, Fulton, Missouri 65251 or simply take your own grandkids or other loved ones out for a meal in Larry’s memory.

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Lila McCammant

April 14, 2018

remember favorite stories we can laugh and cry somehow feel
close but never ready to say good - bye Larry will always be in my heart . hugs to all Love Aunt Lila