Patrick James Inman
Date: Friday July 12, 2019
Time: 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: River Park Chapel at Macken Funeral Home [ view map ]
Thursday, August 18, 1977
Date of Death:
Tuesday, July 9, 2019
41 years old
Patrick James Inman
Patrick James Inman, 41, of Rochester, MN, passed Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at his home surrounded by his family.
Pat was born August 18, 1977 in Bismarck, ND to Susan and Jim Inman. He graduated from St Mary’s High School in 1995. On March 6, 1999 he married Starla (Duttenhefer) in Bismarck, ND. Pat and Starla met while students at NDSU where Patrick completed his Bachelor’s degree.
While in Fargo they started their family with the birth of their son Carter Patrick on October 2, 2000. They later moved to Grand Forks where he worked for the Energy and Environmental Research Center at UND. Abby Rain was born in Grand Forks on July 27, 2004. The family then moved to Rochester, MN in May 2007 where Pat took a job at the Mayo Clinic as a Database Administrator. After obtaining his MBA from Augsburg College, he took a position as a team lead in the Radiology IT department.
Pat was diagnosed with ALS on September 6, 2016 after a year of progressing symptoms. Throughout his battle with ALS, he maintained his humor, regard for others, strength, poise, and happy hours with family and friends. He passed peacefully at home with family in his favorite chair.
Pat was a devoted husband and father, even throughout the progression of his illness. He also loved hunting, ice fishing, the annual Twins home opener with his brothers, home brewing and wine making, gardening, cooking, snowboarding and planning his family vacations to the minute. He was very much a DIY guy, building Abby’s loft bed, a shed, Carter’s gaming computers, as well as his own computers, etc.
He is survived by his two children, Carter and Abby Rain; his wife; Starla; siblings; Brian (Tawnya) and their children Miriah (Brandon) and Caitlyn, Erik (Laura) and their son Miles, Jenna, and James; and his mother, Sue, and stepfather, Larry (Radenz); and his stepmother, Joan (Inman). He will also be greatly missed by his in-laws, Betty and Gary Duttenhefer; sister-in-law, April (Andrew) Fluharty and their son Archer; and sister-in-law, Misty Duttenhefer. Patrick will also be missed by innumerable lifelong friends and co-workers.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, beloved aunts and uncles, and father, Jim.
The memorial gathering will be from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Friday, July 12th in the River Park Chapel at Macken Funeral Home. Rev. Shawn Haremza from Resurrection Parish will be leading a brief prayer service at 4:15 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to support the family.
The family of Patrick James Inman has received the following condolences.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this moment of sadness. He was a very special man. May God guide you through this in the days to follow. John and Joey Cote
Starla, Carter, and Abbie,
Our hearts and prayers are with you during this most difficult time. May all your fond memories bring you peace as you travel this journey. Patrick was an amazing father and husband as we watched through the years at St Francis. God’s Blessings to you.
Beth, DeLane, Cody and Brady Morris
I'm so sorry to hear about Pat. I have so many wonderful memories of hunting with him. My thoughts and prayers go out to your family! Thinking of you all.
When I think of highschool, Pat is part of many fun memories that always brings a smile and a warm heart. Heaven is receiving another good one for sure. He is a great guy. Prayers and blessings for Pat and all his family and friends.
We we’re so sad to hear of the loss of Pat. He was truly one of those amazing people that come into your life that you never forget and always remember with a smile. He definitely left his imprint in this world. Lots of love and hugs out to Starla and the kids.
I wish I could be there to celebrate Pat. I have so many fond memories of time spent with him many years ago. Prayers for all who knew & loved him.
Starla and family, no words can help the pain you are feeling with the loss of your husband, father, brother and son. May you feel the love of everyone around you. There are many of us to lean on and together will help lift and carry you through this difficult time. Sending hugs and prayers. Love you!
Starla, Abbie and Carter:
Your family’s wholehearted love for each other through this ALS battle and through your immeasurable loss make me proud to know you.
May the peace of God and all that is beautiful and good in the world surround you and protect you as you celebrate Pat’s incredible life.
His strength and courage should humble us all.
Katie Arendt and Family
Patrick, I had so much fun growing up with you. You were a brother to me when I would come visit. God gave you to this world and now he wants you back, because you are a very special person. At least you don't have to worry about fishing limits in heaven.
I did not know your family very long but (even though I only saw you when you called for "fixes") I felt loved by you! I am very sorry for your loss and you will all be in my thoughts. You guys have a strong family and I know you are all loved!
What a wonderful person and beautiful soul the world will miss. God and ALL of Heaven are rejoicing that another child has come home! Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this very difficult time. I hope you will be comforted by all the great memories that were made for the short time Pat was here on Earth. He will be truly missed.
Our hearts ache knowing that Pat is gone. We love you all so much.