Patrick "Mike" Corbett, age 58 of Covington, MI passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, July 25, 2009 at Marquette General Hospital.
He was born March 17, 1951 in Chicago, IL son of Francis and Genevieve (Loonsfoot) Corbett. Michael moved from Chicago to Baraga in 1980. He then began his career as a Child Protective Service Worker for the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community. He enjoyed his job very much and helped many people in his years working there. Eventually he moved to Escanaba, MI and then co-founded and directed the Three Fires Halfway House in Hannahville, MI. Mike worked there for many years; he then took time off to continue his education at the Northern Michigan University and Lake Superior State University in Sault Ste. Marie, MI. He happily became a wonderful and loving father to 3 wonderful children, Cassandra Marcotte, the late Michael Thunder Corbett, and Genevieve Corbett.
Mike was a very well known and greatly respected member of the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community. He was very kind, loving, caring, and generous man. A wonderful father, friend, son, brother, uncle and grandfather. He was a proud respectful and traditional Native American man. He enjoyed nature, traveling to spiritual gatherings, Native American singing and dancing, and also spending much of his time with his friends and family. He had a passion for caring and helping others. He loved telling stories and playing practical jokes. Being with his children was what he cherished and enjoyed most in life.
Michael is survived and greatly missed by 2 wonderful daughters Cassandra Marcotte of Chicago, IL, and Genevieve Corbett of Escanaba, MI; 3 sisters Patsy Tuschen of Chicago, Shirley Corbett of Chicago, and Clara Corbett of Bark River, MI; nieces and nephews, Eddy Grey of Baraga, Steve Grey of Chicago, Christopher Corbett of California, Andrea Corbett of Chicago, and Garrett Corbett of Chicago; 4 grandkids, Aviana Metzger of Escanaba, Adrienne, Joshua, and Jason Marcotte of Chicago; many aunts, uncles, and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother James Corbett and loving son Michael Thunder Corbett.
A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, July 29th at 1:00 p.m. at the Ojibwa Senior Center, Traditional Ceremonial Room. Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service. The Jacobson Funeral Home of L'Anse is assisting the family.
Friends may sign Mike's guest book or send condolences at www.jacobsonfuneralhome.com