August 16, 2011

Timothy James Patterson

Timothy James Patterson age 59 of Raleigh, North Carolina died on Monday, August 15, 2011 in Lincoln.  He was born on April 15, 1952 in Denver, Colorado to James and Marie (Hoffman) Patterson.  He served in the US Navy and the Navy Reserve for 20 years.  Timothy was retired from the US Postal Service.  He was a loving son and husband and a wonderful father. 

Timothy is survived by his wife, Cheryl of Raleigh; mother, Marie Wilson of Lincoln; daughter and son-in-law, Heather Patterson Meyer and Drew Meyer of Pasadena, California; son and daughter-in-law, Chris and Melissa Patterson of  Hebron, Nebraska;  stepsons, George Eugene Dill, Shawn Michael Dill, Timothy Andrew Dill all of Murdock, Nebraska; 4 grandchildren, numerous friends and co-workers.  He was preceded in death by his father and sister, Deborah Mitchell.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, August 18, 2011 from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. at Rudge Chapel in Wyuka Cemetery.

The funeral service will be held on Friday, August 19, 2011 at 10:30 A.M. at Rudge Chapel in Wyuka Cemetery.

Burial with military honors will be in Wyuka Cemetery.

Memorials may be directed to the family for later designation.


  1. Cheryl,
    I am so sorry that Tim is no longer with us (you). You have been constantly on my mind with all the other issues you’ve faced over the past several years. My prayers continue to go up for you and your sons. Tim was a great man! He will be missed by many. I wish I could come out to attend the services, but know that my heart is with you!

  2. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Cheryl and your family during this sorrowful time. We will always remember his smiles and laughter.

  3. Our hearts go out to you, Cheryl and your family as you grieve this great loss. Tim was a wonderful man! We pray that you will experience God’s peace and comfort now and in the days ahead.

  4. Deepest sympathies. Our prayers are with you.

  5. Our deepest condolences to Cheryl and your family. My memories of Tim will always be of a gentleman who was always dedicated to his job, pleasant in personality, and a helpful person. Tim will be missed in person but his memories will always be there.

  6. Cheryl

    My thoughts and prayers are with you. Tim was both a wonderful person and, I consider both him and you, good friends. I know this is a trying time for you and your family, reflect on the wonderful times spent with Tim.

  7. Hello Cheryl and family,
    It was great to see you and Tim at the Lincoln Southeast High School Class of 1970 reunion dinner July 2nd at Valentino’s. I enjoyed talking with Tim and hearing from you and Tim about your move back to Nebraska, and the joys and challenges. May you be at peace. My prayers are with you, Tim and your family.
    Peace. Scott

  8. I have no words to express what I feel. Know that you are in my heart and prayers.

    Love you,


  9. I found out about Tim’s passing via the USPS grapevine and I’m very sad to get this news. Tim was a fine person, a strong technician, and someone who touched a lot of people. I am sorry for your loss and will keep you all in my prayers. Sincerely,

    Susan Smoter

  10. My prayers are being lifted up to you and your family during this difficult time. Tim will always be in your heart and watching over you.

  11. Cheryl,
    My prayers continue on for you, your family and Tim’s family. I know you are in a lot of people’s thoughts and will continue on for quite some time. May God help you and your family through these ever trying times. I miss Tim, and you. Stay strong.

    Take care,
    Jim Mustard

  12. Cheryl–
    You and your family are in my heart tonight. I am so sorry. I was so glad to meet you last month and happy to have heard from Tim just before the reunion. You both have such big hearts to have moved here to help your son. Know that you will be all be in my thoughts now and I hope you will feel the love and peace sent to you from Tim’s classmates.


  13. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time. Just remember the good times and draw comfort and strength from them. I knew Tim to be a good man and valued friend. The world will seem empty with out his presence.

  14. My heart and prayers go out to Cheryl and the rest of their family. I will always remember Tim as a funny, joyful and thoughtful man, who always had a joke to share. Cheryl, stay strong, and know that you have many, many friends and loved ones near and far to hold you up in times like these. Peace and love.

  15. Cheryl,

    My heart and prayers go out to you and your family.

  16. My heart goes out to the entire Patterson family now & always. I have not been able to attend the reunion functions but remember Tim from back in LSE days. People’s kindness is never hard to forget. I will pray for you all. God Bless.

  17. I can’t describe the sorrow felt upon learning of Tim’s passing. Cheryl and Tim are two of the finest people I’ve ever known and worked beside. Tim will surely be missed. Our deepest sympathies to Cheryl and family.

  18. Cheryl,

    Your family will continue to remain in our prayers for peace, and strength during this time. Stay close to your heavenly father he will sustain you and yours through all of it. God Bless and keep you.

    Warm Regards,

    Brenda and Jim Cobb

  19. Cheryl:

    My prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. I was so sorry to hear about Tim’s passing. May you feel God’s loving hand holding your hand in the upcoming days, please know that he will not leave you forsaken.

  20. Cheryl & family, It was great to see Tim at the reunion, at Val’s, I knew Tim’s sister Debbie quite well, lived on Scott Ave, and just know our thoughts & prayers, are with the family, Caroline & Virgil Helget

  21. Cheryl,
    I am so sorry for your loss. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

    Candace Walter

  22. Dear Cheryl,
    Tim was a wonderful man, a real gentleman, and will be sorely missed by all of us who knew and worked with him. You are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult period. May God bless you and family and give you strength.

    Bill and Sandy Orr

  23. Dear Cheryl,

    We were stunned to hear of Tim’s passing. He was always such a straight shooter, yet made time for me when I sought his advice. You and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers for as long as they are needed. May God bless all of you and may Tim find eternal grace.

    Bill and Dolly Barry

  24. Dear Cheryl
    I don’t know if you remember me from the reunion, but Tim and I were really great friends growing up. He will be truly missed. May God give you the strength that you need at this sad time.
    Toni R. Lisec


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