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Roger F. â€śBudâ€ť Patton 83, of Wapakoneta, died at 9:45 p.m. Thursday, July 18, 2013, at his nieceâ€™s residence.
Roger was born Feb. 24, 1930, in Auglaize County, to Lousetta and Robert M. Patton, who preceded him in death.
He is survived by a brother, Paul C. Patton, of Wapakoneta; two nieces, Lora and Jim Wutrich, of Altoona, Pa., and Lisa and Greg Salmons, of Wapakoneta; and several great-nieces and nephews, Mitchell Bailey, Jimmy Wutrich, Nicole Benline, and James Benline; and close friends, Gary and Nancy Foster, of Alaska.
Bud graduated from Lima Central High School in 1948. He served in the National Guard and U.S. Army in the Korean War. In 1955 he and his brother Rich homesteaded in Alaska. He retired from the University of Alaska in 1985. He spent his last years in Wasilla before returning to Wapakoneta to be near his family in 2006.
He very much liked enjoying his extended family at Bob Evans and Lucky Steer, in Wapakoneta.
Funeral services are scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. today at Schlosser Funeral Home & Cremation Services, in Wapakoneta, with the Rev. Kenny Radar officiating. Burial is to follow at Fairmount Cemetery near Uniopolis.
Friends may call from 9 to 11 a.m. today at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to St. Ritaâ€™s Hospice for all the wonderful care he was given.