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Patrick Leonard Schackmann
May 25, 1947 ~ October 18, 2023 (age 76) 76 Years Old
Patrick Leonard Schackmann, a devoted husband, caring father, and respected member of the community, passed away peacefully on October 18, 2023, at the age of 76 in his residence in Mt.Clemens.
Born on May 25, 1947, to the late parents, Charles and Mary Schackmann, Patrick's life was characterized by his unwavering dedication to his family, his country, and his professional pursuits.
Patrick's selfless spirit and love for his country led him to serve in the United States Marine Corps during the Vietnam War, where he valiantly completed two tours of duty. Patrick's bravery and unwavering commitment to defending his nation will forever be cherished and remembered by all who had the privilege of knowing him.
With a passion for lifelong learning, Patrick pursued higher education, earning a master's degree in Behavioral Health from Wayne State University. Combining his knowledge and compassionate nature, he dedicated his professional career to helping others as a clinical social worker. Patrick's role positively
impacted countless lives, providing support and guidance through challenging times.
Beyond his work, Patrick had a deep affinity for pursuits that stirred his creative spirit. An avid photographer, he found solace in capturing moments of beauty through his lens. Every spring, Patrick eagerly attended the Tigers Spring Training to photograph the players, a tradition that brought him
immense joy and excitement year after year. His talent extended beyond the camera, as he harnessed his skillful craftsmanship to create beautiful creations out of wood, showcasing his unique perspective and innovative thinking. During his leisure time, Patrick found relaxation and contentment through tending to his beloved garden. Through nurturing each plant, he exhibited his meticulous attention to detail and nurtured a peaceful sanctuary to retreat to. These moments allowed him to recharge, reflecting his astute ability to
find harmony amidst the complexities of life.
Above all else, Patrick cherished his role as a father and treasured the time spent with his grandchildren.
His profound impact stretched far beyond his immediate family, radiating love and kindness to all who crossed his path. Patrick's unwavering love and support will forever be memorialized in the hearts of his loved ones, as they reflect on the cherished memories created together.
Patrick Leonard Schackmann leaves behind his loving and devoted wife, Patricia Ann Schackmann, who stood by his side throughout their journey together. Their unwavering partnership and commitment to one another serves as a testament to the power of love and dedication.
Patrick will be forever remembered by all who knew and loved him.
Beloved husband of Patricia Schackmann; loving father of Alison Orley, Joshua Schackmann, William (Jennifer) Seymour, and Melissa Smith; proud grandfather of Ben Orley, Maya Orley, Naomi Orley, Liam Smith, Payton Smith, Isabella Sexton, Molly Sexton, Kelsey Seymour, and William Seymour; cherished
brother of Daniel (Deborah) Schackmann, and Kathleen McKee (Bryan) Snyder; dear friend of Carl Smith. Patrick is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, family, and friends.
Patrick is preceded in passing by his beloved late wife Patricia Ann Miller, parents Charles and Mary Schackmann, and brother Michael McKee.
Visitation on Monday, October 23 from 2:00 PM – 8:00 PM with a Memory Sharing at 7:00 PM.
Burial and military honors will be held on Tuesday, October 24 at Fort Custer National Cemetery at 11:00
In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to be made to the Capuchin Fathers in Detroit