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Irven "Irv" Patch

July 15, 1930 — January 1, 2023

Irven “Irv” G. Patch, 92, of Orion, passed away Sunday, January 1, 2023, at Illini Restorative Care in Silvis.

Visitation will be 1-2:30p.m., Saturday, January 7, 2023, at Esterdahl Mortuary & Crematory, Ltd., Orion. Graveside service will follow at 3p.m. at Western Township Cemetery, with military honors.  Memorials may be made to Honor Flight of the Quad Cities.

Irv was born July 15, 1930, in Atlantic, Iowa, son of Carlos and Margaret (Smith) Patch. He married Yvonne D. “Von” Anderson May 7, 1955, at First Presbyterian Church, Moline. She passed on November 19, 2018. He was a U.S. Veteran, having served in the Army from 1951-1954, stationed at Eniewetok-Atoll during the Korean War. In 2014, Irv was privileged to participate in an Honor Flight. Following his military service, Irv began his career at Tri City Blue Print and then at Bowman & Associates as a Sales Manufacturers' Representative from 1965-1995. He was a member of the Orion American Legion and Orion VFW.  Irv was an avid snowmobiler and member of Presque Isle SnoBunnies and active with the Cornbelt Drift Busters; while also enjoying gardening, woodworking, and being outdoors. Genealogy and family history were passions of Irv’s, along with attending family reunions. Among his favorite pastimes were traveling to Wisconsin, being with friends, family, and attending his grandchildren’s school and sporting events.

Survivors include his children Jeffrey (Peggy) Patch, IL, Geri Sue (Steve) Deneckere, IL; grandchildren, Brett (Erin) Deneckere, TX, Aaron (Kayla Sierra-Lee) Deneckere, IL, Megan (Luke) Sohm, IA, Jordan Patch, NC, Allison (Colin Lorenz) Patch, IL.; great grandson Kellen Shriver, IA.

He was preceded in death by his parents and spouse.

The family would like to express their appreciation and gratitude for the excellent care and understanding by the staff at Illini Restorative Care.

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Service Schedule

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Saturday, January 7, 2023

1:00 - 2:30 pm

Esterdahl Mortuary & Crematory, Ltd., Orion

1301 4th Street, Orion, IL 61273

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Graveside Service

Saturday, January 7, 2023

Starts at 3:00 pm

Western Township Cemetery

US Highway 150, Orion, IL

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