Patrick M. Carten, age 81 passed away Saturday, June 27,2020 at home. He was born on May 23,1939 to Frank Ambrose and Marvel (Magee) Carten. Michigan has been home to Patrick all his life and where he grew his family. At just age 14, while riding his bike, he met Patricia (Hoeker) Carten. She became his lifelong sweetheart and the love of his life. In 1957 they married in St. Thomas Church of Muskegon, Mi. Together they cherished 63 years of marriage. For the next 21 years they made memories working side by side at their family business Carten Shoe Repair Shop. Patrick was a gun enthusiast. A very talented artist. In his spare time, he enjoyed woodworking, leather crafting, stained glass, and welding. He loved to tell stories about his life experiences and telling jokes. He will be truly missed by many. He is survived by his children Shawn Carten, Colleen (Ken) Juntunen, Kevin (Ranae) Carten, Shannon (Renee) Carten; 10 grandchildren, K.C., Jason, Matthew, James, Jared, Krista, Amanda, Cory, Elizabeth, and Mason; 14 great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his wife; parents; brother Cary (Yvonne) Carten. A celebration of life will be announced at a later time.
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