Pat Joseph Hurst, 72, St. Anthony

Pat Joseph Hurst, 72, of St. Anthony, died Saturday, August 6, at Heart-to-Heart Hospice in Evansville. He was born June 7, 1950, to Robert F. and Edna M. (Merkley) Hurst. He married Diane M. Weyer June 19, 1971, at St. Ferdinand Catholic Church in Ferdinand. She died April 3, 2020.

Pat was a 1968 graduate of Jasper High School and earned his bachelor’s degree at Oakland City College. He served as a staff sergeant in the Indiana National Guard in the Jasper unit HHC 1-152 and retired from the guard after 22 years of service. He worked in the construction industry most of his life for Hurst and Son Construction, Benthall Brothers, and Ace Roofing and Construction. He was a member of Divine Mercy Parish- St. Anthony Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus Council 1131, 4th Degree Knight Assembly 253, the St. Anthony Community Center, and American Legion Post 493. He enjoyed following his grandchildren in their activities and spending time with his friends and family.

He is survived by two sons, Joseph Hurst and wife Lana, Princeton, and Michael Hurst, U.S. Army; three daughters, Suzanne “Sue” (Hurst), Evansville, Karen Strahl and husband Sean, Boonville, and Jennifer Breitwieser and husband Craig, Velpen; eight grandchildren, Katherine “Katie,” Elijah, Lucille, Joshua, and Andy Hurst, Allyssa and Emily Strahl, and Jennifer Breitwieser.

In addition to his wife he was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Edna Hurst.

Friends may call from 2-7 p.m. Friday at the Becher-Kluesner Downtown Chapel in Jasper and from 9-10 a.m. Saturday at St. Anthony Church. The Fourth Degree Knights Honor Guard Assembly 251 will be standing guard throughout the visitation. Memorial contributions can be made to Divine Mercy Parish, St. Anthony Church, or American Legion Post 493. Online condolences can be shared at www.becherkluesner.com. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the church with burial following in the church cemetery. American Legion Post 493 will conduct military graveside rites.

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