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Eugene Nelson Patz

Eugene Nelson Patz, 79, of Dunlap, passed away Sunday morning, August 21, 2016 at his home.

He served in the U.S. Army, was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and was full of life, living everyday to the fullest.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Nelson and Grace Patz.

Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Mardell Patz; four daughters, Vicky Whitiker and Velvet Patz, both of Red Bank, Lisa Landers and Elizabeth Rude, both of Dunlap; son, Wade Patz of Forks, Washington; 23 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; sister, Mary Climer; and several nieces and nephews.

There will be a private family service.

Online condolences can be made at

Standefer-Reed Funeral Home of Dunlap was in charge of arrangements.

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