Lynn C. Patton was born in Hastings, on Nov. 28, 1943, to Clara (Overturf) and Hubert A. Patton. Lynn attended Hastings Public Schools, graduating from Hastings High School. After High School. Following high school he attended classes at both the University of Nebraska at Lincoln and Hastings College. He attended church at the First United Methodist Church in Hastings.
Lynn enlisted in the U.S. Army, serving from 1965-1968. During this time he served in Vietnam.
Lynn's major employment interests were in the fields of agriculture and animal husbandry, and he was self-employed much of his lifetime, but he did also work for the U. S. Department of Agriculture. He had worked on different farms and ranches in Nebraska, Colorado and Wyoming. At the time of his death he was living at McCook, and raising brood mares. He was employed part-time as a driver of a mail truck, making nightly runs between McCook and Sterling, Colo.
Lynn passed away on June 22, 2006, near Sterling, Colo. He was preceded in death by his mother, Clara(Overturf) Patton; his father, Hubert A. Patton; his step-mother, Mary Patton; a step-brother, Glenn Smetter; and a brother-in-law Robert Bantam.
Lynn leaves to mourn his passing a sister and brother-in-law, Gail and Carl Stafford of Haigler; two nieces; a nephew; and a grandnephew; a step-sister, Janice Bantam of Oxford and her family; his special friend and confident, Sharon Haarberg of McCook; and numerous other relatives and friends.
Lynn will be remembered by those whose lives he touched for his kindness and compassion and his willingness to help anyone who needed him. Lynn's desire was that his body be cremated and his ashes scattered on the Stafford Ranch in Chase County.
Services were Monday at First United Methodist Church in Hastings with Dr. Deahl officiating.