Patrick Richard Ashley

Patrick Richard Ashley

Patrick Richard Ashley, 43, of Stevensville, passed away Sunday, December 21, 2014 at Lakeland Hospital in St. Joseph.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at 9:00 am, Saturday, December 27, 2014 at Saron Lutheran Church, 510 Main St., St. Joseph with Pastor Joan Oleson officiating. Burial will be held at Crystal Springs Cemetery following the service.  Friends may visit with the family Friday, December 26, 2014 from 1:00 to 4:00 pm and 6:00 to 9:00 pm at Starks & Menchinger Chapel, 2650 Niles Rd., Saint Joseph. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Pat Ashley Memorial Fund.  Those who would like to share a memory of Patrick may do so at

Patrick was born January 29, 1971 in Lansing, Michigan to Jeffery Ashley and Lyn (Smith) Earwood. He graduated from Alpena High School and continued his education by earning his Bachelor’s Degree from Olivet College where he was a member of Phi Alpha Pi Fraternity. Patrick married the love of his life, Cami Hettig, on June 17, 1995 in Benton Harbor, and together they had 3 handsome boys Connor, Colin and Aiden. Patrick worked at Whirlpool as a support business coach, but what he was known for the most, was his passion for coaching football. Coaching was his life. He coached everything from rocket football to being the JV coach for Lakeshore High School. Patrick was always in great physical condition. If he wasn’t out on the field coaching his teams, you could find him in the gym working out. He enjoyed nature and was an avid student of history.

Patrick is survived by his wife Cami; children Connor, Colin and Aiden; parents Jeffery Ashley and Lyn (Smith) Earwood; brother Ian (Brenda) Ashley; father and mother-in-law Mike and Sandi Hettig; uncle Richard (Sharon) Smith; aunt Nancy (Dan) Dennis and many friends, proud football players and the entire Lancer Nation.

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