Arthur J. Patzer
June 1, 1920 - October 10, 2010
Arthur J. Patzer, 90, of Wheatland Village Retirement
Center, died at his residence October 10, 2010.
A memorial service is planned for 3 pm Sunday,
November 14, at Village Seventh-day Adventist Church,
College Place, WA. A private graveside service will held at
Mt. Hope Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Gospel Outreach
or Walla Walla Community Hospice through Mountain
View-Colonial DeWitt, 1551 Dalles Military Road,
Walla Walla, WA 99362.
Mr. Patzer was born June 1, 1920 near Kulm, North Dakota,
to Henry and Christina Patzer. He graduated from Walla
Walla College Academy and Walla Walla College. On Sept.
1, 1941 he married Pearl Tetz in Twin Falls, ID.
His 42 years of ministry for the Seventh-day Adventist
Church began in Seattle WA and Bozeman, MT before
moving east to Pennsylvania and Maryland. From 1958 to
1965 he served as president of the Adventist churches of
West Virginia, followed by 10 years in the same capacity in
New York, with headquarters in Syracuse. From 1975 until
his retirement in 1985 he served as assistant to the president
of the world organization of Seventh-day Adventist
churches, located in Maryland.
Mr. Patzer and his wife retired to College Place in 1985
where they were active members of the Village Seventhday
Adventist Church. It was there he founded and directed
the choral group, The Village Men, and led out in
various Bible study classes and seminars.
He was preceded in death by his wife Pearl in 2001 and his
only son, Jere in 2008. Survivors include: daughter-in-law
Susan Patzer of Battle Ground, WA; three grandchildren
Darin (and Natalie) Patzer of Spokane, WA; Troy (and
Renee) Patzer of Spangle, WA; Carissa Patzer of Fresno,
CA, and four great-grandchildren.
The family wishes to thank Angie's Angels, Walla Walla
Community Hospice, and the staff of Wheatland Village
for their compassionate and professional care.
Friends may write memories and sign the online
guestbook at www.mountainview-colonialdewitt.com