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Benjamin Bruce Patnaude

May 13, 1978 — September 10, 2023




     Benjamin Bruce Patnaude, age 45, of Potter, NE, went home to be with God on Sunday, September 10, 2023, at Ascension Providence Hospital, Novi, MI. 

     Ben was born in Sodus, New York, on May 13, 1978, the son of Bruce Patnaude and Charisse (Dorman) Musson. 

     Ben worked in the amusement industry where he was revered for his welding, fabrication and mechanical talents. He enjoyed the outdoors whether it be hunting, fishing, or boating with his family. Just as his stature would attest, Ben had a larger than life personality. He had a way of making everyone feel important. He was willing to help anyone at any time and was dearly loved by all who knew him. 

     He is survived by his fiancée Manda Popovich; his children:  Bailey (Cheyenne) Bliss; Caitlin (Reese) McDowell; Skylar Sutton; Mia Patnaude; Blaize Patnaude; and Rinda, Alena, and Bentley Patnaude; granddaughter Vayda Sutton; his mother Charisse and Laurence Musson;  brother Kyle Patnaude; his step-sisters: Sherry Musson, Valerie Musson, and Wendy Merle.  He is also survived by his father and mother-in-law Mark and Rinda Popovich; many brothers and sisters-in-law and several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his father Bruce Patnaude and daughter Mesha Patnaude. 

     A celebration of life will be held at The Showmen's Club in Gibsonton, Florida at a later date; with details forthcoming.

     Online condolences can be sent to The family is being served by Smith Family Funeral Homes - Osgood Chapel, St. Johns, Michigan.


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