Mark Christian Patterson, 68, of Festus died Feb. 19, 2021. Mr. Patterson was a longtime businessman. He and his wife ran a photography business and the Fast Foto film developing, photo studio and framing shop operation in Crystal City. Born Jan. 23, 1953, in St. Louis, he was the son of the late Paul and Betty (Greene) Patterson.
He is survived by his wife of 45 years: Nancy (Barnhart) Patterson; four sons: Ryan (Lacy) Patterson of Nixa, Adam (Shannon) Patterson of Columbia, Evan (Andrea) Patterson of Festus and Ross (Jessica) Patterson of Festus; nine grandchildren: Courtney, Caiden, Grace, Cameron, Clay, Chloe, Jack, Emma and Zoie; and a sister: Ellen Dean Patterson of Madison, Wis.
He was preceded in death by a brother: Steven Patterson.
A memorial service will take place at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Crystal City, officiated by Pastor Kyle Castens. Burial will take place at a later date in Rose Lawn Memorial Gardens in Crystal City. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. Arrangements are under the direction of Vinyard Funeral Home in Festus.