Patrick L. “Pat” Cherrington, 87, of Dahinda, passed away Wednesday, March 8, 2023, 5:40 AM, at Seminary Manor, Galesburg
Pat was born on March 10, 1935 in Appleton. He was the son of Patrick E. and Viola (Little) Cherrington. Pat married Anita Cyphers in Kansas on July 2, 1955. He then married Cathy Eaton on January 3, 1969 in Illinois. Together they celebrated 11 years of marriage before she preceded him in death on September 14, 1980. He later married Patty Jo (Duke) Pickrell on July 16, 1983. Surviving Pat are his wife, Patty of Galesburg; children, Alan (Sandy) Cherrington, Jesse (Kim) Cherrington and Kathy (Jim) Martin all of Minnesota, Danny (Trudy) Cherrington of Galesburg and Pam (Scott) Mason of Gilson; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and step grandchildren and step great-grandchildren; and sister, Pearl (Cherrington) Resor of Peoria. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Cathy and sister Mary Cherrington.
Pat attended Williamsfield schools and Carl Sandburg College. He was a veteran of the Korean War, serving in the US Army from November of 1952-55. He worked as a coil maker and then maintenance at OMC/Gale Products. He then went on to retire from NAEIR Products as a maintenance tech. Pat was a member of the Dahinda United Methodist Church. He was also a member of the Galesburg Antique Car Club. He enjoyed tinkering in his garage, John Wayne movies and listening to country and gospel music. Pat loved and was very proud of his 1959 Cadillac.
Cremation rites will be accorded. Burial of cremated remains will be held at a later date. Memorials may be made to the family. Hurd-Hendricks Funeral Homes & Crematory, Knoxville have been entrusted with his arrangements. On-line condolences and/or expressions of sympathy may be sent through www.hurd-hendricksfuneralhome.com