Mark Patterson, 34, Cedar Rapids, died on Saturday, August 11, 2012 at St. Luke’s Hospital of an aortic aneurysm.

Mark was born on December 10, 1977, the son of Tom and Donna Patterson, Hiawatha. Mark graduated in 1996 from Regis High School in Cedar Rapids. Mark graduated from Kirkwood Community College with an Associates Degree and continued his education at the University of Northern Iowa where he pursued a degree in Management Information Technology. Mark married Sarah Luke on April 22, 2006. Mark worked for Eco Lips as the CEO in Cedar Rapids. Mark was a member of LAMBA; and a board member of the Czech Village / New Bohemia Main Street District Board. Mark enjoyed spending time with his family, riding his bicycle, and everything in nature. He shared his life with many good friends.

Survivors include his wife, Sarah, one son, Luke and two daughters Elizabeth and Lily of Cedar Rapids. His father and mother, Tom and Donna Patterson of Hiawatha; brother Jerry Patterson of Allenspark, CO; grandmother Alice Tate of Cedar Falls; Marcine and Douglas Luke, mother and father-in-law of Marion.

Mark was the sole provider to his wife and children. A memorial fund has been set up for Mark's children. Sarah, Luke, Elizabeth and Lilly Patterson greatly appreciate your donations.

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