Patrick R. Stump

Lansing, MI

75 years of love, laughter and accomplishments came to a close on June 9, 2019. We are so grateful to Pat Stump for the many things he shared with us; his wit, his warmth, his enthusiasm and his indomitable joy for life.  Born in Lansing in 1943 to Robert and Gladys (Pung) Stump, Pat attended Holy Cross School and was a scholar athlete of St. Mary’s High School.  He went on to Northern Michigan University where he became an All-American football player and a member of NMU’s Sports Hall of Fame.  On July 25th of this year, he will be inducted into the Greater Lansing Sports Hall of Fame.  After graduation, Pat served as a lieutenant in the U.S. Army Military Police. He went on to own and operate Elliott Equipment Company for many years, supplying countless restaurants and local businesses, creating valued friendships along the way.

Pat, our Renaissance man, loved music, art, gardening, travel, sports and entertaining life-long friends. He will be deeply missed by his wife of 54 years and partner in crime, Penny, and two devoted children, Matt (Mary) and Heather (Matt) Elhardt. PopPop was the world’s greatest grandfather to Julianna, Nic, Nate, Cygne, and Georgia.  Pat was a dearly loved brother to Mike, Ron (Jan), Kathy, Sue (Bob) Erickson, and Anne.  This fun, caring uncle regaled many nieces and nephews with great tales, delicious French toast and exciting fishing expeditions. Our hearts are broken from the loss of this wonderful man.

The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Mary Cathedral, 219 Seymour St., Lansing, MI, on Tuesday, June 18, 2019, at 10:00 a.m. The family will receive friends and relatives at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel, 325 W. Washtenaw, Lansing on Monday, June 17, 2019, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. with a Rosary to be prayed at 7:30 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations will support the Rogel Cancer Center Prostate Cancer Program. Checks may be made payable to “University of Michigan” and sent to Michigan Medicine Office of Development, 1000 Oakbrook Dr., Suite 100, Ann Arbor, MI  48104.   You may also call 734-764-6777 or visit the website to make your gift.

‘If love could have saved you, you would have lived forever’.

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Anne H Stump
June 12, 2019 at 6:29 pm

My dearest, sweetest brother, I cannot imagine this world without you. You were the center of everything,
Your smile, crazy stories, songs lyrics you would sing.
You were the poster child of how to live life, be a husband, father, grandpa, brother, brother in law, uncle.
My life will never be the same.
Miss and love you

Dennis English
June 12, 2019 at 6:38 pm

I’ll miss you Pat. You were good friend and teammate at St. Mary’s High. I enjoyed seeing you at our many reunions and our breakfasts that we shared with other classmates, and on occasion, with Coach Lapka. I respected your calm and easy demeaner, and your casual approach to life in general. I especially remember our being pen pals in our college years, sharing our experiences in our respective sports and school activities. I know God will bless you and take care of you.

Cindy Bennett and Family
June 13, 2019 at 2:30 am

Pat was one of the good guys. He was a great mentor and friend to Robbie and will be deeply missed. We are thinking of you, Penny.
Sending you and your family lots of hugs and prayers. My you find peace in his beautiful memories.

June 13, 2019 at 7:08 am

I was so sorry to hear about the loss of your brother. I know how close you were. It is so hard to lose a sibling. Thank goodness for friends who can laugh and cry with you. You have been that friend for me, and I’ll be that friend for you anytime. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Christine Brown
June 13, 2019 at 8:04 am

A beautiful obituary for a beautiful man. Your classmates will miss you and look forward to seeing you again in that beautiful place.

Douglas Irmscher
June 13, 2019 at 10:23 am

Pat,you were truly on of my favorite people I have ever met. You had a remarkable personality, and genuine ability to make other’s around you comfortable. My children Emelia, and Jackson always enjoyed your company. We will miss you. You will forever be in our hearts.

Sue (Stump) Erickson
June 13, 2019 at 4:56 pm

Thursdays could not come fast enough for me, knowing we would be getting together for our siblings’ “Especial” lunches. To hear your great stories & your one liners. Then see you smiling when you would talk about the “Stumplets”, the “Girls” and whenever M.S.U. had beaten U.M.

God has called you to Heaven sooner than we wanted. Maybe Dad needed a new Euchre partner. My heart is broken and there will be forever a piece missing. Rest in Peace, Pat. Love You Always, Sue

Kathy Stump
June 14, 2019 at 2:31 pm

Brother Pat,
Thank you for everything…your sense of humor ,your artistic drawing aka self portrait of your thumb that I sat 10 minutes for you to draw of “me” .Your teachings on how to pump so I could to swing.
For all the warmth and goodness you displayed when together with family and friends.
I AM SO GRATEFUL to have you as my brother and I will treasure your loving memory in my heart forever
CHEERS! …Kathy

Kelly Shannon
June 17, 2019 at 5:11 pm

Dear Penny and family my heart is breaking for you all. Pat was a special man in many ways, and his presence on this earth will be sorely missed by all who knew him. Memories of him are many and will be carried in my heart forever. Love and strength,
Kelly Shannon, Eric and Jaden

Tom Finnerty
June 17, 2019 at 10:48 pm

I grew up at 808 North Logan- garage basketball with Pat, Mike and Ron, elbows sharpened. Mrs. Stump’s baloney sandwich’s. Pat playing the records at Club Crosier. Bumper pool. Pat destroying Everett’s offensive line as St. Mary’s beat the Class A team. Then watching Pat playing both ways in College and becoming an All American. Laughing with Pat and Penny after class day after day in the Caf at NMU. Working hard to sharpen my wit to match Pat, but always coming up a little short. A terrific guy I Always looked up to, warm smile that could light hearts, and, oh, that Stump wit! Your work is done, rest in peace, Pat.


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