Thomas James Pattno
Our wonderful Dad, Grandfather, Husband, Friend and former Hastings, NE resident, Thomas James Pattno, 83, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at Physicians Regional Hospital in Naples, Florida.
Tom was born in Aberdeen, SD on June 25, 1934. He graduated from Aberdeen High School in 1952, joined the United States Air Force in 1954, and continued on to receive a degree in Psychology and Sociology from South Dakota State College.
On June 20, 1964 Tom married Ann (Gottsleben) Pattno in Aberdeen, SD. They were married 53 years.
Tom is survived by his loving wife Ann, of Naples, son Aaron Pattno of Omaha, NE; daughter Maria Pattno (Tad Dinnell) and granddaughter, Madison Pattno all of Hastings; sister, Gloria (Pattno) Keenan of Minneapolis, MN; and many nephews, nieces, family and friends.
Tom began selling life insurance for Northwestern Mutual Life in 1961 and he continued with NML for over 55 years, never completely retiring until 2016. Well respected for his honesty and integrity, he had clients throughout south central Nebraska, many becoming close friends. This can be seen in that some of his last clients were grandchildren of some of his first.
In his time away from work, he loved spending time with his family. When the kids were young he enjoyed family camping trips, and later he found relaxation fishing in South Dakota and hiking the mountains of Colorado. He then discovered Naples and the beauty and laid-back atmosphere of Southwest Florida. After being snowbirds for several years, he and Ann made Naples their home last year. In Hastings he was involved in St. Michael’s Parish, serving as a lector for many years. He was a member of The Knights of Columbus, a Central Community College Foundation Board Member, a member of The Lions Club, and involved in many other Catholic and civic organizations in Hastings.
Known for his quick wit and sense of humor, he will also be remembered for the years he spent with the Hastings Community Theater in several memorable roles.
Tom is preceded in death by his parents Thomas Sr., and Helen of Aberdeen, sister and brother-in-law Pat and Bill Holmes of Spokane, WA and brother-in-law Marv Keenan of Minneapolis, MN.
A funeral mass was held on June 14th at St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church in Naples, Florida, and a memorial mass will be held on June 22nd at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Hastings, Nebraska. A memorial mass will be held on June 29th at 11am at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with luncheon to follow in Philip, South Dakota.