The Bonne community mourns the sudden loss of Sean Patterson, a beloved manager at the Hy-Vee Grocery Store.
Mr. Patterson passed away at his home on Thursday, December 28, 2023, at the age of 58.
His son, Brenden Patterson, shared the news on Facebook, expressing his grief and requesting privacy during this difficult time.
He acknowledged the outpouring of love and support from the community but gently discouraged speculation about the circumstances surrounding his father’s passing.
In his words, “Lost my father, Sean Patterson, on Thursday. He was one of a kind and the world is a little less bright without him in it. To those spreading rumors as to what happened, no one has released that information, but if you must know, he was riding his skateboard down the hill by Herman Park when he collided with a moose. I guess my point is: Is it at all important what happened? Or do you just like bad news? This man was our father, a husband, and a provider. My family is missing his wit right now, so forgive me if I joke too much. If you care to, please consider donating to the memorial fund mentioned in his obituary.”
Sean Patterson: Who was Hy-Vee Grocery Store manager?
Sean was born April 24, 1965, at the Boone County Hospital the son of Robert Patterson and Judy (née Brown) Patterson. On September 12, 2008, he married Amanda Patterson.
Sean graduated from Boone High School in 1984, and attended Northwest Missouri State University.
He worked as a manager at the local Hy-Vee Grocery Store for over 20 years, becoming a familiar face for the people of Boone.
Everyone who knew Sean knew they could depend on him for a friendly conversation or a laugh.
Sean is survived by his wife, Amanda (née Messerly) Patterson; children: Alanna, Brenden, Connor, Tauri, and Brady Patterson; two brothers, Tim and Brian (Heather) Patterson; a sister, Terri Todd; niece, Rylee Patterson; nephews, Mason and Quinn Patterson; and his two dogs and three cats, none of which he asked for, all of which he loved.