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Margaret Ann (Maggie)

Patten- Lynch

April 02 , 1947 - October 10 , 2020

Margaret Ann (Maggie) Patten- Lynch
Margaret Ann (Maggie) Patten- Lynch
1947 - 2020


Tuesday, October 13, 2020
1:00 ~ 2:00 PM
Michigan Memorial Funeral Home


Tuesday, October 13, 2020
2:00 PM
Michigan Memorial Funeral Home Chapel



PATTEN, Margaret Ann (always preferring to be called “Maggie”) was born on April 2, 1947 in Langdon, Cavalier County, North Dakota. Returned to God on October 10th, 2020 with her family beside her. Maggie’s genealogical ancestry traced her heritage to be from England to Prussia. Maggie was the second youngest of seven children of Reverend James W Patten and Ernestine Lois (Fleischer) Patten. She was preceded in death by her parents Reverend James and Ernestine Patten and all of her siblings: Lois Marie, Jon Warren, Charlotte Elizabeth Burdette (Page), Darryl Fleischer, David Lawrence and William “Brad” Bradway. Of strong character, deep Christian spirit, faith and integrity, Maggie touched the lives of many people with her generous and outgoing personality. At 5’2” with brilliant green eyes, she greeted every person with warmth and friendship. She attended elementary schools in Hitchcock and Rosholt, South Dakota before arriving in Winner, South Dakota where she completed grades 9 through 12 at the Winner, High School, graduating in May of 1965. On July 11, 1965 she married Gary Lynch in the Winner SD Methodist Church, officiated by her father, Reverend James W Patten. To this union, she is survived by her husband Gary Lynch, her children Ann Marie Burke (Thomas Martin Burke) of Omaha, NE, Warren Lee, Omaha NE, his children, Maggie’s granddaughter Kyrie Berlin and grandson Gareth Logan, Jon Eric (married to Vanessa Marie Bohaty), Durango, CO and Michael James, (married Rebekah Susan Porter) Trenton, MI and their children Maggie’s grandsons Julian Michael and Owen James. She will be remembered by her nieces and nephews: Children of Brad and Lois Jean Price Patten: Vicki Jean White (Gilbert Allen White) and Richard Bradway. Children of Darryl and Betty Jane Nelson: Tamara (Tammy) Jean Park (William ”Bill” Park) and Kevin Jon. Children of Charlotte and Franklin Page Burdette: David Lee, (Cindy Gregory) Burdette, Franklin Patten Burdette (Megan Klose), Catherine Page “Cathy”, (Dale Stewart) Joanna Evelyn (Randy Tallent) and Laura Buckner (Christian Aguirre). Children of David Lawrence and Kathryn (Kathie) Nahnsen: James Bradway (Misato Kijima), Nicole Michelle (Satoshi Watanabe), and Phillip David Patten (Maggie’s god-son). Maggie will also be remembered by her special sister and her husband; Linda and Denny Hehn of Long Beach California and extended granddaughter Victoria Rose Abeyta. Most of her married life Maggie and her family lived in Omaha, Nebraska, moving to Trenton Michigan in 2016 with her husband in retirement to be with the family of her youngest son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Rebekah and their family. Maggie’s career included managing the U. S. Postal contract sub-station at Chris Rexall. In 1997 she chartered Neonline, Inc. of Nebraska as President, providing consulting services for computer education and technical consulting. In 2010, she retired from First National Bank of Omaha where she was employed as a Professional Administrator. Her hobbies include making wedding cakes, specialty birthday cakes and gingerbread houses which were decorated by the students at Harrison Grade School, First United Methodist Church in Omaha Nebraska and Faith United Methodist Church in Trenton, Michigan. Maggie was also active in the Omaha Shaizwoka Sister City program, hosting students on exchange trips to Omaha, introducing them to students from Omaha schools, and holding classes to improve their English language skills and an understanding of our culture. She loved the outdoors, camping, preparing meals over and open fire and canoeing. Family reunions were very important to her, and she utilized social media to keep in touch with family and friends separated by time and space. She will be missed by many of her friends that she had associated with throughout her career that knew and loved her. Her cremation will take place at “The Witness Crematory” located inside of Michigan Memorial Funeral Home.


To Mike and Family~I am so sorry for the loss of your beloved mother. You will be in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Lisa Clark

My deepest condolences to the Lynch family. As friends of Mike and Rebekah Lynch, we know that Mike's amazing parents had a great impact on him that helped him be a great man, father, and friend. I'm sure Maggie will be greatly missed by all who had the privilege of knowing her. We will be praying with the family during this time. Andrew and Rachel Stewart

Michael and family - I am sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Zahraa Boussi

To Mike and Family, Our sincerest condolences to you, Michael, and your family. May warm embraces from family and friends help ease the grieving process. I'm certain many fond memories will be shared inducing both laughter and tears. Best wishes, The Amorose Family Brian Amorose

Gary, Anni, Warren, Jon and Michael, Maggie’s legacy is deep and wide led by the teachings of Jesus Christ. Her legacy is grounded in the constant application of love. “Life” as described by Jesus Christ is eternal. Love, Kathie Kathie Patten-Jundt

Please accept my condolences. Gary, it was a pleasure to see you and Maggie at Faith UMC and experience your amazing love story. God blessed you both and you in turn were a blessing to others. Mike, you are a reflection of your parent's love and devotion. My prayers are with the Lynch family as you mourn and celebrate the LIFE of your wonderful mother. Leslie Perlaki

Maggie was my mother in law by marriage but always treated me as If I were one of her own children. Maggie was a bookworm to say the least and we enjoyed sharing and discussing what we read. She was sentimental, sometimes so much that we would both cry just talking about a commercial or movie. I could talk about anything, say anything and she always loved me, she always had my back. My favorite memories were making 300 gingerbread houses one year for the kids classrooms, Secret Santas every year, summers at the cabin, laughing in the kitchen (I will remember her laugh wherever I go) while making thanksgiving dinner (I made the green bean casserole) and how she showed me and made me apart of a family and her traditions. My deepest sympathies to her children and grandchildren who loved her so much. My heart breaks for you Gary. I love and miss you Dad. Tawnya Wylie

Gary, We are sorry to hear about your loss. She was a wonderful, loving person. Wish we could be there. If there is anything we can do just let us know. The Paschke’s. Erik Paschke

I first met Maggie many years ago through social media and the "Maggie Club". We found we had more in common than just our names. My thoughts and prayers go to the family at this time. She will be missed by all the people she touched. Maggie Longshore

Mike and Family, My sincere sympathy for the loss of your dear mother. Prayers for her and your family at this difficult time. May she be at peace. Peggy Brennan

Gary and family, I am so saddened by the loss of your dear, sweet Maggie! She was a high school classmate of mine in the Class of ‘65! She was a beautiful person inside and out! We loved her dearly!! We will continue to remember her every time the classmates gather for long weekends, reunions, etc! Her smile shines brightly! RIP dear Maggie! You are forever in my heart!! Diane Larsen Dietz Diane Larsen dietz