Donald Marion Patrick
Dr. Donald Marion Patrick began his journey to eternal life on November 14, 2012. He was born March 22, 1951 in Cape Girardeau, MO to Donald F. and Ella Mae (Smoot) Patrick. He graduated from Terry Parker H.S. (1969) in Jacksonville, FL. He attended Iowa Wesleyan College (1969-1972) in Mount Pleasant, IA. He graduated Magna Cum Laude, Doctor of Chiropractic, from Palmer College of Chiropractic, Davenport, IA (1980.) Over the years he had offices in West Burlington, IA; Indianola, IA; and Fairfield, IA.
He married Patricia (Hinkle) Patrick in 1977 and they have one son, Robert Max Patrick, who was the greatest love and joy of his life.
Don devoted his life as a chiropractor to providing the greatest natural healthcare to his patients. He was a “life-long student,” always wanting to learn new and better ways to serve his patients.
He practiced Transcendental Meditation daily and fulfilled his hearfelt duty to make the world a better place for you and me. He was a very spiritual man filled with the goodness and grace of God.
Don enjoyed playing guitar, violin, harmonica, backgammon, and chess. He took great pride and delight in the artwork of his son. He loved his family with all his heart and soul. He was so happy to have Michael Rosner as his best friend.
He is survived by his wife Patricia, son Robert, brother Larry Patrick (Sandi), sisters Deana Lucht (Gay), Susan Mathis (Darrell), Barbara Batura (Peter). In Laws: Marvoleene Hinkle, Robert Hinkle Sr., Robert Hinkle Jr., Beverly Humphrey (David).
Aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews survive also.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a niece Rachel Patrick, and brother-in-law Kenneth Hinkle.
Don will leave behind many that he was honored to call his friends.
Please join his family for a Celebration of Life service at the First United Methodist Church in Fairfield on Sunday, November 18th, 2012 at 2 p.m.
If desired, memorials may be made to his son Robert.
There will be a Celebration of Life on the MUM campus to be announced at a later date.