Patterson , Deena Sadly Deena Patterson left us to rest in heaven on Saturday, December 3rd, 2022 after a long battle with lung cancer. Deena was born on May 10, 1960, in South Haven, MI, to her parents, LaVern & Francis Louise Hoyt. She graduated in 1978 from Galesburg - Augusta High School and married her high school sweetheart, Wayne Patterson that same year on July 21st. After getting married, Deena and Wayne took over the family business and she went on to drive the milk truck for fifteen years. She was also a school bus driver for Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools. Deena's family was her absolute pride and joy! Through the years they welcomed eight deeply cherished grandchildren to finish out the family, and Deena loved nothing more than spending time with all of them and cheering them on at different activities. Deena also enjoyed spending time planting flowers, renovating houses, and spending as much time at their summer island on Pine Lake as possible with family and guests. She fought cancer like a warrior to be able to stay with her family, but there were other plans for her. She is survived by her husband Wayne Patterson and their 3 children, Lee (Rachel) Patterson, Lane (Tammy) Patterson, and Lacey Patterson with significant other Heather Vykopal, eight grandchildren, sister Beth (John) Carpenter and many nieces and nephews. A service to honor Deena's life will be held on December 16th at 1:00 PM at Galesburg United Church of Christ with a luncheon immediately following. In lieu of sending flowers please consider making a donation to the Sandra J Schulze Hope Lodge at 411 2nd St. NW Rochester, MN 55901 or Galesburg United Church of Christ.