Tom F. Patterson of Dubuque, Iowa, passed away on November 19, 2021, at Unity Point Hospital, Finley Hospital.

Private family services will be held at Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory, 2595 Rockdale Rd with military honors accorded by the Iowa Army National Guard. Online condolences may be left at

Thomas was born on May 12, 1938, in Washington, the son of Harry H. Patterson and Catherine Link. He married Patricia Peterson on December 12, 1959.

Thomas was employed for the City of Dubuque and retired after 35 years.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, and spending time with family.

He is survived by his wife, Patricia; daughter Kim (Duane), sons, Lloyd (Paula), Dale (Dawn), Jim (Patty), grandchildren, Kari (Jeff), Mandy (Mike), Amber, Karen, Shyann, Shawna, Toni Jo, Jamie (Steven) and Jodi and 14 great grandchildren and 2 great- great grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents, his brother Tim, and granddaughter Ashly.

The family would like to thank the nurses and doctors at Unity Point Health, Finley Hospital.

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