Chesterton Tribune



Celebration of Life Monday for Patrick Inherst, 86

Back To Front Page


Patrick Inherst, husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, died on March 21, 2018, at the age of 86. Patrick was a renaissance man who could fix anything, and he took great pride in solving problems in creative and innovative ways.

Patrick was born on Oct. 6, 1931, to Robert and Luray Inherst in New Philadelphia, Ohio. He was preceded in death by his parents, and siblings Carrie Deal and Robert Inherst.

Patrick married Antoinette (Favuzzo) in 1952 and celebrated 66 years together last month. Patrick is survived by his wife, Anne of Chesterton, his son, Dean (Thea) Inherst and his daughter, Marie Arter. He has two grandchildren, Allison (Eric) Anderson, and Andrew Inherst. His third grandchild, Daniel, died in 2005. He has two great-grandsons, Daniel and Logan.

Patrick retired from Bethlehem Steel after 30 years as the utilities controller. He spent his time volunteering including at the Duneland Resale Shop and baking for Meals on Wheels and funeral lunches. Patrick loved to dig in his yard and was constantly gardening and sharing plants with neighbors and friends. There was never a weed in his yard. During the winter months, he created leaded glass masterpieces, many of which he also gave away. One of Patrick’s favorite creations is installed above the altar in the log chapel at St. Patrick Parish. He designed, created and donated a window of the Holy Spirit set into a ship’s porthole window for the people of the parish.

Additionally, he was a world traveler and visited amazing sights such as The Great Pyramids of Giza, Machu Picchu in Peru, and Vatican City, and sailed through the Panama Canal.

The family thanks Rittenhouse of Valparaiso and Chesterton Manor for their wonderful care in the recent years.

The family invites you to celebrate Patrick’s life, from 4 to 7 p.m., on Monday, March 26, 2018, at Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton, IN.

A Mass of Resurrection will be at Queen of All Saints Church, 606 S. Woodland Avenue, Michigan City, IN, 46360, on Tuesday, March 27, 2018, at 10 a.m., with Rev. Kevin J. Huber officiating.

Online condolences to the family may be made at



Posted 3/23/2018





Search This Site:

Custom Search