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Patrick J. Schaan

Oct 2, 2021

Mar. 16, 1945-Sept. 24, 2021

Patrick Schaan, 76, died

peacefully on Friday, Sep-

tember 24, 2021 at

Benedictine Living Com-

munity in Garrison, ND.

Pat was born March 16,

1945 in Rugby, ND, to

Thomas and Mary

(Schmitt) Schaan. He had

4 sisters, Isabella,

Therese, Phyllis, and Eva,

and 5 brothers, Joe,

Emanuel, Edward, Tom-

my, and Clemens. Only

Phyllis and Eva survive

him. Patrick is also sur-

vived by many nieces and


Pat graduated from

Bishop Ryan High School

in Minot, where he ex-

celled at football. After

graduation, Pat joined the

U.S. Navy where he was

part of the “boots on the

ground” in Nam. He was

also on Auxiliary Oiler

Group, U.S.S. Kawishiwi

AOG 146.

After his honorable

discharge from the Navy,

Pat moved to Oregon

where his brothers and

sister were living. He was

employed for US Ply-

wood, then Roseburg

Lumber, in Dillard, OR, as

a millwright.

Patrick moved back to

Minot in 1978, working

for Gravel Products as a

welder and repairing

equipment. He retired in


Pat enjoyed life. He

liked to fix things and

wood working. We never

found anything that Pa-

trick couldn’t fix. He en-

joyed barbequing with a

side of Bud, fishing, and

road trips with Donna. Pa-

trick was always looking

forward to doing some-

thing new and had a great

sense of humor.

Pat’s family invites his

friends to join them in

saying their last farewell

on Saturday, October 2,

2021 at 11 a.m. at Our

Lady of Grace Catholic

Church in Minot. Burial

will follow at Rosehill

Memorial Park in Minot.

Those wishing to sign the

online register and share

memories may access the

online obituaries section

at (www. thompson


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