KAREN (KUITUNEN) PATTERSONKaren (Kuitunen) Patterson, 62, passed away on Feb. 5, 2009, in her home in Clintonville, Ohio.
Karen (Kuitunen) Patterson, 62, passed away on Feb. 5, 2009, in her home in Clintonville, Ohio. The cause of death was melanoma
She was born May 3, 1946 in Virginia, Minn.
She was employed as a bio-statistician at Abbott Laboratories in Libertyville, Illinois for 24 years. She graduated from Biwabik High School, Virginia Junior College, and University of Minnesota Duluth. She earned a Master's in Statistics from University of Kentucky.
She was a member of the American Statistical Association, Clintonville Chorus, and a Whetstone Rose Garden volunteer. She enjoyed photography.
She was preceded in death by her father, Albert Kuitunen.
She is survived by her husband, Ken Patterson; mother, Lillian Kuitunen; sisters, Lois (Roger) Manninen, Judy (Russ) Lindvall, Sandra Kuitunen, and Donna Hill; brother, David Kuitunen; daughters, Jean (Ethan Mattor) Patterson and Emily (Theodore Allen) Patterson; and grandchildren, Alexandra Mattor, Quincy Mattor, Andrew Allen, and Henry Allen.
CELEBRATION OF LIFE: will take place in Minneapolis. A memorial gathering will take place at the Biwabik Township Hall on Monday, Feb. 16, at 12 noon following burial at the Biwabik Township Memorial Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations are requested to support a keynote speaker at the next FinnFest. Checks noting in the comments "In memoriam of Karen Patterson" can be made to "FinnFest USA" and mailed to the attention of Mr. Steven Koivula at 407 South 6th Avenue, Saint Charles, Illinois 60174-2935.
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