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
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.
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.
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
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.
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