SOUTH BEND, IND.
Donald. O. Patti, 68, of South Bend, Ind., passed away April 27, 2007, in St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in South Bend of natural causes.
Don was born Sept. 6, 1938, in Sandusky, to Nicholas and Ruth (Nimrichter) Patti. On Aug. 19, 1961, he married the former Rosemary Mahler in Mishawaka, Ind.
Rosemary survives, along with their children, Ken (Dina) Patti of Goshen, Ind., Kevin Patti of Osceola, Ind., Kyle Patti of Osceola and Karen (John) Evans of Crete, Ill.; five grandchildren, Adam and David Patti, Danae and Darci Wise and Landon Patti; and two brothers, Richard (Dianne) Patti of Castalia and Dean Patti of Norwalk.
Don was a graduate of Elkhart Central High School, class of 1956. He was honorably discharged from the Air Force in 1961, and was employed as a warehouse supervisor at Whitehall Industries in Elkhart. In his spare time, Don enjoyed watching horseracing and playing in the Elkhart City and Whitehall golf leagues. He was a member of Queen of Peace Catholic Church and Moose Lodge 599 of Elkhart.
Memorial donations may be given to either the American Heart Association; or the Center for Hospice and Palliative Care.
Condolences may be made to Rosemary at 1818 E. Farnsworth Drive, South Bend, IN 46614; or at chapelhillmemorial.com.