Lester “Les” L. Patten
Lester Leo Patten, 69, a resident of Cape Coral for the past 6 years, formerly of Kent, WA, passed away Tuesday, October 31, 2017 in Cape Coral. He was born July 30, 1948 in Bellingham, WA to Leo and Velma Patten, now deceased.
Les, as he preferred to be called – he always said you get “more for Les” – had a passion for cars. Restoring cars, enhancing their speed, and mentoring those around him in his trade led him to his final career as an automotive/truck repair shop owner, retiring in 2010. His passions also extended to the outdoors. He was an avid big game hunter seeking the biggest rack the outdoors would offer, an avid fisherman bringing in the big ones, and an avid golfer always willing to instruct those who wanted to drive a long straight ball. It was his love of golf and fishing that brought him to his resting place, Cape Coral Florida. He will always be remembered as one who was always ready to give a helping hand, give you soulful advice with love and compassion, and joke around with you with his dry humor.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 33 years, Ruth Patten of Cape Coral; children, Elisa Duppenthaler (Darin) of Kent, WA and, Tom Patten (Roblee) of Puyallup, WA; five grandchildren, Taylor, Ashlie, Bryce, Tyler and Zoey; one sister, Linda Jay (Mark) of Poulsbo, WA; one brother, Ron Patten (Jeanie) of Erie, PA; two sisters-in-law, Marilyn Patten of Eatonville, WA and Peggy Patten of Missoula, MT; as well as several great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and extended family.
Private services will be held December 2, 2017 in Cape Coral.
Memorial Contributions in memory of Lester Patten are suggested to Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute, 1708 Cape Coral Pkwy, Suite 100, Cape Coral, FL 33914.
Friends are invited to send condolences via the on-line guest book which can be found at www.MullinsMemorial.com.
Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.