Thursday, April 21, 2022

Obituary - Patrick (Pat) Joseph Shikany

Pat was born March 15,1953 and succumbed to Parkinson’s Disease April 15, 2022, at the age of 69 years old. Pat was born to Joseph George Shikany and Kathaleen Delores (Keen) Shikany at Queen of Angels Hospital in Los Angeles, California. His parents preceded him in death.

Pat was married to Cindy (Neill) Shikany on November 25, 1982. To this union they had two boys Parlie Joseph Shikany (Maggie) and Michael Patrick Shikany (Toni). He loved his boys more than life itself and was so very proud of them. Pat is survived by his 3 brothers Michael (Susan), John (Sheryl), and Jim (Anita). He loved his precious grandchildren Hallie, Roen, Wade, and Asher. Pat is also survived by his lifetime best friends Bus Bryant (Tammy), Jack Myers (Angie), Steve Moore (Pam), Phillip Harper (Linda), his Ozark Sound Studio business partner and friend Nick Sibley, and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Being the unique person that Pat was, he started a recording studio in his late teens, Dungeon Recording Studio. As Pat’s recording business grew, he joined Nick Sibley to form Ozark Sound Studio in the early 1980’s. He recorded many talented musicians from Springfield, Branson, and throughout the country. A few included the Ozark Mountain Daredevils, Brewer and Shipley, Jay Stevens (Woody P Snow), Granny’s Bathwater, Wayne Carson, many Branson music shows, and more.

Pat made one more career change in the early 1990’s, when his boys were born. He wanted to be able to spend more time with his family, working a somewhat regular schedule, so he bought his brother, Mike’s, Farmers Insurance Agency where he gained many more close friends. With Farmers Insurance Group, Pat achieved at a high level including Toppers Clubs, Premier Agency Status and much more.

Pat loved being a Dad more than anything in the world. He loved his children and was so very proud of them. He loved watching them play sports, water sports, paintball, and spending time together as a family. Pat liked to work hard and play hard throughout his life. Pat also loved cars. He was proud of the 1970 Torino Cobra, which he had since he was16 years old. When Pat decided to retire, he gave that car to his son Parlie. There were also many Corvette’s in Pat’s life.

Pat’s wit and humor will be missed by all that knew him.

Pat and his entire family would like to thank the wonderful people at Springfield Villa and St. Croix Hospice for their compassionate care.

In remembrance of Pat’s life, any donations can be made to the Parkinson’s Foundation and may be left in care of the Vansant-Mills Funeral Home 314 W. Jefferson St., Clinton, Missouri 64735. Fond memories and condolences can be left online at www.vansant-millsfuneralhome.com.

A memorial celebration will be held from 1:30-4:30 PM Sunday, June 12, 2022 at St. Michael’s Restaurant 301 South St., Springfield, MO. Food and drinks will be provided. Please come and go as is convenient.

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