Daniel Willard Patrick


Daniel Willard Patrick, 79, of Indianapolis, passed away Monday, Feb. 1, 2016.

Born Dec. 13, 1936, in Seymour, he was the son of Charles Warren Patrick and Gertrude Pearl Winkler, both of whom preceded in death, the youngest of eight children.

He graduated from Seymour High School in 1954 and went on to Indiana University, where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business. After graduating, Dan went on to serve his country in the U.S. Navy from 1958-60. After his years of service, he met and married the love of his life, Madonna Jeanette Cantrell on April 26, 1962. She survives.

He began his career in accounting with Texas Eastern Pipeline Co. in Seymour but moved to Indianapolis after accepting a position at Eli Lilly & Co. in 1965 and retired in 1993 after 28 years. He enjoyed keeping busy as he then worked for United Package Liquor, People‚Äôs/Fifth-Third Bank (retired) and as a substitute teacher (retired) working at many schools in Indianapolis, Carmel and Fishers. In his spare time, he loved his grandchildren, traveling and taking rides in the country. He was an avid reader, enjoyed yard work, gardening, cooking, history, playing with his dogs, and watching movies, with his favorite being “Gone with the Wind” and other old classic movies.

Survivors include his wife Madonna Jeanette; children, Jeffrey (Julie Roach) Patrick and Jennifer (Patrick) Bournique; three grandchildren, Bradley, Christopher and Evan Patrick; step-grandchildren Anthony and Megan Roach; and his brother Curtis.

A memorial visitation will be from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday at Flanner and Buchanan-Oaklawn Memorial Gardens, Connor Suite. A celebration of life will take place at 7 p.m. Friday.

Memorials may be made to The Alzheimer’s Association Greater Indiana at 50 E. 91st St., Suite 100, Indianapolis, IN 46240 or alz.org/indiana.

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