Visitation: Friday, September 13, 2019, 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M., Peterson Mortuary, 212 S. Locust Street, Glenwood, Iowa.
Services: Saturday, September 14, 2019, 11:00 A.M., Peterson Mortuary, 212 S. Locust Street, Glenwood, Iowa.
Rodger Ralph Patrick, 93 of Tampa, Florida formerly of Tabor, Iowa, Libertyville, Illinois and Edina, Minnesota and Glenwood, Iowa passed away September 5, 2019 in Tampa. He was born on August 12, 1926 in Castana, Iowa to Victor Hartley Patrick, Sr. and Ethel Ingard (Bergquist) Patrick.
Rodger faithfully served his country as a sergeant in the Army during WWII. He was united in marriage to Phyllis Bachler on August 17, 1948 in Omaha, Nebraska. To this union four children were born: Elizabeth, Elaine, Victor and Andrew.
Rodger was a leader in the actuary profession. He was a senior partner at Hewitt Associates and chairman of its executive committee. He was respected for his client service, mentoring and innovation.
Rodger was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. After he relocated to Tampa in 2003, he became a third parent to eight of his grandchildren. He was constantly engaged in tutoring, chauffeuring, cheerleading, mentoring, teaching driving skills, loving and supporting. He enjoyed golf and playing cribbage.
Preceding Rodger in passing were his parents, wife, daughter Elaine, son-in-law Allen Thorpe and siblings, Betty Jean Lorimor, Victor H. Patrick, Jr. and Marlys Inman. Survivors include his children Elizabeth P. Thorpe of Orangeville, Utah; Victor (Elizabeth) Patrick of Tampa, Florida; Andrew Patrick (Lori Pease) of Libertyville, Illinois; son-in-law Jay Shulman of Ellicott City, Maryland; twelve grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
Interment, Tabor Cemetery, Tabor, Iowa.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Tabor Historical Society, P.O. Box 584, Tabor, Iowa 51653.