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Ralph Richard Patty

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Ralph Richard Patty, 95, of Mendota, IL and formerly Princeton and Galva, IL passed away at 9:16 p.m. on August 5, 2020 at Heritage Health in Mendota.

Due to Covid 19 there will be a private ceremony, with Pastor Ed Sulpice, officiating, with a Celebration of Life at a later date. Burial will take place at Forest Hill Cemetery, Wyanet, Illinois.

Ralph was born November 2, 1924, in Kirksville, Missouri the son of Carl and Mary Elizabeth (Jefferies) Patty. He married Roberta Louise (Young) Patty on February 15, 1945 in Ottumwa, Iowa. She survives in Mendota.

Also survivng are three children: Carl Richard (Linda Sue) Patty of Mendota, IL, Timothy Joe (Deborah Jo) Patty of West Branch, IA, and Jenine Louise Patty-Anderson of Rock Falls, IL; four grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, 8 brothers and sisters: George, Morris, Elizabeth, Helen, Ruth, Paul, Kenneth, and Roger.

Ralph graduated from Truro Iowa High School. He worked for the railroad, Galva Foundry, and the United Parcel Service. He was a member of the Community Bible Church in Wyanet, Illinois.

Memorials may be directed to the Alzheimer's Foundation, Kidney Foundation, or the Wyanet Community Bible Church. Online condolences may be sent to

Posted online on August 10, 2020