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Jacob P. Chandonnet

May 11 , 1983 - February 01 , 2023

Jacob P. Chandonnet

May 11 , 1983 - February 01 , 2023


A Celebration of his life Memorial will be @ Michigan Memorial Funeral Home

Saturday, February 25, 2023

2-6pm Visitation

6-7pm Memorial Service, Pastor Greyson Grenz



Monday, February 27, 2023

12-12:30pm line up at Michigan Memorial Funeral Home

1pm Harley hearse procession departs for Michigan Memorial Cemetery



On February 1, 2023, Jacob P. Chandonnet (Jake) passed away; on a bright, crisp and beautiful morning, he left our earthly world to enter the Lord’s kingdom of heaven. Jake lived life to the very fullest and was enjoying one of his passions, snowmobiling in northern Michigan with his stepdad, Richard when he passed. He shared his love of motor sports with his dad, Harold, his stepdad Rich, his son Jacob and many, many of his “brothers” that rode snowmobiles, Harleys, dirt bikes, go-carts and just about anything with an engine. He especially loved to watch his pride and joy, little Jake ride around the back yard on his 50cc dirt bike. Both of their infectious smiles came shining through every time they got to enjoy the outdoors and each other’s company while riding.  Jake was an experienced rider and loved sharing the sport with Jacob. When Jake was young, dirt biking was what he loved to do and had many friends over to the family home to ride the dirt track that was made just for dirt biking. It just came naturally and earned him many trophies over the years.

Jake was born May 11, 1983 in Detroit, MI to Harold R. & A. Suzanne Chandonnet (Cashen, Tank). He was the joy of the Cashen & Chandonnet families being the oldest Cashen grandchild, and he was the one to carry on the Chandonnet name at that time. The smile that could light up a whole room will never dim as we carry him in our hearts and memories. Jake can be found in his son Jacob, his “mini me” who has the same infectious smile. 

Jake attended St. Alfred’s elementary school in Taylor before the family moved to Rockwood where he would finish his schooling through the Gibraltar school system. Throughout Jake’s childhood, he made many close friends – many living at his home for short periods of time. These friendships continue today as his brothers and best friends; he was loyal, strong, kind, respectful and had a wicked sense of humor that everyone loved.

Jake was passionate about many things, but his wife of 18 years, Jackie and his son Jacob were at the very top of the list – head and shoulders above all else. They were the loves of his life. His God, his entire family, his country and his friends were all a part of who he was; he loved them all and was completely loyal.  Jake was a stay-at-home dad; he found no greater joy in his life than raising Jacob with Jackie. You could find the three of them together doing many things, from school field trips to visiting the zoo. He loved to work on Harleys and was known far and wide for his (certified) mechanical skills. He could just listen to an engine and analyze it. Jacob loved helping his dad in their garage and, much to his dad’s delight, he was a natural at handling tools and learning how engines run.

Jake will forever be a gift to those who knew and loved him. He is survived by his loving wife Jackie, his adoring son Jacob, his devoted parents - dad Harold & stepmom Sue Chandonnet and his mom Suzanne & stepdad Rich Tank. His grandmother, Esther Orde was a special person in his life. His brothers Anthony (Rachel) & Richie (Anjle) Tank were very important to him. His aunts Michelle (Tom), Danelle, Jackie (Paul), Cherie (John) & Michele (Rodney) all loved him dearly. Jackie’s family treated him like their own and he loved them for that – Michelle, Sam, Dom, Marissa, Angie, Brad, Elijah & Karen. There are so, so many extended family members – aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, in-laws and cousins as well as “brothers” and neighbors.

Jake was preceded in death by his uncle Rick, his maternal grandfather, his paternal grandparents, father-in-law and his maternal great-grandmother whom he spent a lot of time with growing up.



  • So sorry for the loss of Jake. He will truly be missed. Such a nice happy man with a great smile and a wonderful family. God Bless all. Love John Cherie and family. John and Cherie Fraser
  • Suzanne and Rich Jim and I are so sorry for your loss of your beloved Son. You're in our prayers 3 Helen gersch
  • My heart and hope goes to his wife and son. And to the rest of his family and friends. I met him a long time ago over a ride My uncle owned Taz that was for restore and build And paint Bikes.I remember him because we have the same birthday.So sorry for your lose. RSYM JoJo
  • Rich and Sue. My brother and sister in law. My heart is broken. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Not sure where to start. Here I go I remember when Jake and I first met as kids on Polk st in Taylor., Mi. That when my brother and Sue met. Jake and I always went swimming in the pool. That’s same night we almost got busted Jake and I was (laughing ) we were shooting bottle rocket at this lady Nobody like. Jake and I hung out and then Jake and Sue became family who I love so much. . The times we chatted and see you in the backyard in Rockwood seeing you ride your 3 wheeler or dirt bikes. Times you tried to get me to get on the dirt bike you would say it will be ok. Funny Jake. I believe it was green and white or maybe blue and white. . We were young teenagers at that time. The day I met Jackie and seen how happy Jake was and see him smile a lot and how happy seeing him become a dad. I’m so blessed the times we shared our friendship as we grew up. I will always miss you. You will be in my heart and I will cherish what we shared as friends. Love , Tracy Tank Tracy Tank
  • Suzanne, I am truly sorry to hear of your loss. I know that you were a devoted mom and wanted only the best for your son. My thoughts and prayers are with you and may God bless and comfort you and your family. Mary Kay (Metzger) Buckhardt
  • To the Family of my friend, I'm so sorry for your loss. We all knew Jake was a wonderful person that made the world a better place. To sum up a lifetime of the time we spent together would be an injustice to the man Jake actually was. But I'll give it a try. From him getting caught sleeping in the workvan by a customer, to me finding 2 stray dogs on his porch(which he ended up keeping), and the may birthday check-ins Tauras Takeover! Not only will he be missed by me but anyone that came in contact with him. Rest easy my friend Thomas Lifford
  • I met Jake just over 30 years ago. He was an energetic spunky little 8 year old who lived down from my grandma. Jake had this smile and gut wrenching giggle that was contagious. Over the years I saw Jake grow into a young man, a brother to his step brothers, a wonderful husband to Jackie and father to Jacob . You could see that great big smile, the joy and his eyes just lighten up with little Jacob, that same big smile and silliness came out as I remember him as a little boy. Jacob brought out the little boy in Jake. . Jake you will live on through Jacob and your memory will hold strong. You will be missed but never forgotten. R.I.P. Jake 🙏💔 Remembering Jake
  • Dear Rich, Sue and family We are so very sorry for your loss of Jake. Jake was a fun-loving and happy person with always the biggest smile,Thats what we all loved about him, we enjoyed many years at motor cross tracks watching the boys (Jake and Kevin) they also loved the dirt track in your backyard, many fun times! Many great memories of deer hunting also, we made some amazing friends with Rich and Sue on our journey. We hope in some way little Jake will brighten up the days ahead, we love you all and will continue praying for comfort, Your friends forever, Den and Deb Dennis and Debbie Cheistie
  • I'm so incredibly sorry for the loss of Jake. I met Jake in grade school, we became best Friends. He always had a smile and sense of humor that lite up the room. We had so many memories staying out past our curfews, riding dirt bikes, playing video games, hunting, and having fun. I'm sadden by the sudden loss of my friend. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. He will be missed every day. Kevin Christie
  • Dear Sue and Rich, we are incredibly sorry for the loss of your beloved son. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May God Bless you and bring you peace in your time of sorrow, and may Jake RIP in the arms of Jesus. Donna and Brian Brian and Donna Murphy
  • I've known Jake about 20yr and he always had a smile on his face or laughter, which was infectious. On Halloween one time in the past we were at a club, I got a bit wild and he says he'd drive me home. I passed out on the way home in his truck. I woke up and thought I was being abducted by aliens and we where at a castle. Here it was just Jake and we where at white castle. He couldn't stop laughing and asked that I wouldn't pee in his ride. I'll miss you buddy -Aaron Jacobs smile

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