Dawn Patterson

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Dawn Reneé Patterson, 56, of Mascoutah, IL, born December 15, 1966, in Belleville, IL, passed away peacefully, Friday, December 8, 2023, at home with her beloved husband Mark by her side.

Dawn worked at Washington University. She had a friendly personality and never met a stranger. Dawn would light up any room she walked in. She loved taking photos of her family and making scrapbooks.

Dawn was preceded in death by her parents, Stephen Thomas and Dolores, nee Naumann, Herbert; her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Andy and Anna Patterson; and her brother-in-law, Thomas Verachtert.

Surviving are her loving husband of 32 years, Mark Patterson, whom she married on June 8, 1991; five sisters, Debbie (Terry) Woolsey, Donna (Steve) Wrubel, Diane (David) Eidman, Darla (Tom) Harres, and Denise Russell; two brothers, Stephen Herbert Jr. and Scott Herbert; two sisters-in-law, Daphne (Mark) Pals and Dawn Verachtert; a brother-in-law, Rob (Reneé) Patterson; 17 nieces and nephews; and 20 great-nieces and great-nephews, with more on the way.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.

Visitation: Friends may visit from 9 a.m. to 12 noon Friday, December 15, 2023, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.

Funeral: Funeral services will be at 12 noon Friday, December 15, 2023, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.

According to Dawn’s wishes, cremation will follow the services.


10 Comments on Dawn Patterson

Stacey said : Guest Report Dec 14, 2023 at 3:34 PM

Denise and family- I am so sorry for your loss! My 1st job at WASHU 20 years ago I worked with Denise in Neurology. Then I worked with Dawn in Ortho. She was the sweetest person, and she sure loved her family. She talked about them all the time. She would always ask about my family as well. She will be missed. Sending many prayers to the family!

  • MORO
  • IL
Debbie Robinette-Hoffmann said : Guest Report Dec 14, 2023 at 2:22 PM

I am so sorry to hear of Dawn's passing. She was such a kind, sweet and caring person that I feel blessed to have known her for even the short time that I did. I know she will be missed by so many that she touched, and her family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • St. Louis
  • MO
Sherry Brown said : Guest Report Dec 14, 2023 at 1:36 PM

You will be missed my little bucket of SUNSHINE. I will miss your calls and our chats almost daily. Happy Birthday sweet lady!

  • St. Louis MO
  • MO
Loretta Migneron said : Guest Report Dec 13, 2023 at 7:53 PM

My deepest sympathy goes out to Dawns family, and Denise your Dawn was such a friendly and kind person. I always remember when we did our Christmas ornament exchange and she always had such wonderful craft ideas. Sending our thoughts and prayer's through this difficult time .

  • Smithton
  • Il
Andrea Howard said : Guest Report Dec 12, 2023 at 8:10 PM

My deepest Sympathy to Dawn's family. She had the biggest heart and loved sharing stories about all of her nieces and nephews. She never met a stranger and was also kind enough to ask about your family in conversation. Sending Prayers to her entire family.

  • Columbia
  • IL
Beverly Leon said : Guest Report Dec 12, 2023 at 1:11 PM

Mark and Denise, I am so sorry for your loss ! She was such a kind soul. She will be missed 😢

  • Arnold
  • MO
Andre Leachman said : Guest Report Dec 11, 2023 at 9:10 PM

Our hearts go out to you Mark and Dawns family .You really had a ray of sunshine, she was interested in every detail of our kids when we were together. I really enjoyed getting to know her .

  • Newton
  • Il
Sherri said : Guest Report Dec 11, 2023 at 7:38 PM

Dawn was the most thoughtful person I’ve ever known and she never met a stranger. I will miss trying to beat her saying SEE YOU NEXT YEAR!! When we spoke at the end of December, and of course she would always win. She will deeply be missed! Hugs and prayers to the family

  • Fults
  • Il
Dawn Miller said : Guest Report Dec 11, 2023 at 10:51 AM

Prayers, Love & Hugs to Mark and Dawns family. She was a true gem. Had the BIGGEST heart and smile, her laughter would light up the room and never met a stranger. You’ll truly be missed by so, so many. Love Dawn Range-Miller

  • Millstadt
  • Il
Jacqueline Jiwani said : Guest Report Dec 11, 2023 at 10:32 AM

Dawn was an incredibly lovely and special person, and I am so grateful to have known her. I have fond memories of her taking photos of us girls before high school dances, treating us to dinner at smokey bones, and just chatting at family events. She would always ask, "What's new girls?" proceeded by a million follow up questions about whatever was going on in our lives. I can't help but smile, thinking back on it. My heart goes out to your family as you process this incredible loss. Sending so much love.

  • Dallas
  • TX

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