Thomas P. “Tom” Patterson of Cambridge, Nebraska, lost his 15 month battle with colorectal cancer, at home, surrounded by family on August 16, 2019. He fought a long, hard, and courageous battle.
Tom was born October 12, 1964, to Roy and Phyliss Patterson, in Cambridge Nebraska. He graduated from Cambridge High School in 1983. Graduated from Wesleyan College and later University of Nebraska Law School.
On September 28, 1991 he married Cathy Nelson, in Marshfield, WI. To this union four children were born Jessica, Mallory, Erin and Thatcher. The couple has made their home in Cambridge. Tom was elected Furnas County Attorney and has served in that position for the last 25 years. He was also the Cambridge City Attorney and represented Twin Valley Rural Electric Company for many years.
Tom and the family traveled to many different destinations throughout the U.S., Disney being one of the favorites. He also enjoyed golf, history, politics, Huskers and his children and grandchildren. Tom especially enjoyed watching his son participate in trap shooting and other events. Tom was a member of the Phi Kappa Tau Fraternity; St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Cambridge, a member of the Knights of Columbus 3rd Degree of Cambridge and 4th Degree of McCook.
Tom was blessed with two awesome grandchildren, Tinley and Brextan Honeymann, who were the light of his life. They both loved to visit and take care of their “Papa Tom”. They loved singing and dancing to keep him entertained.
Tom was preceded in death by his brother Tim, his dad Roy, paternal and maternal grandparents.
He is survived by his wife: Cathy; 3 daughters, Jessica and husband Toby Honeymann, Mallory Patterson (future son-in-law Richard Ehrman); Erin Patterson significant other Alec May; son: Thatcher; 2 grandchildren; Tinley and Brextan; mother: Phyliss; mother and father in law: Mary K. and Jerry Nelson; sister/brother in laws: Pat and Patti, Deb and JIm, Dan, Colleen and Jay, Theresa and numerous nieces and nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles.
Visitation will be held at the Lockenour-Jones Mortuary on Tuesday from 10:00 AM till 5:00 PM
Rosary will be recited on Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at 7:00 PM at the St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Cambridge, Mass of Christian burial will be held on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at 10:00 AM with Father Ken Wehrs officiating. Friends may leave on-line condolences at lockenour.com. In Lieu of flowers, family has asked that memorials may be addressed to the Cambridge Senior Center, McCook Community Hospital Hospice or the Cambridge Trap Shooting Club. Casket will be closed Wednesday morning before moving to St. John the Baptist Catholic Church for Mass of Christian Burial.
Cambridge Senior Center
604 Patterson St., AL
Community Hospital of McCook Hospice
711 E 11th St, McCook NE 69001
Cambridge School Trapshooting Club
1003 Nelson St., Cambridge NE 69022