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Issaac John Errett

Dec. 3, 1936-Oct. 20, 2018

Isaac J. Errett, a father, grandfather and great-grandfather passed away at his home in Pipestone, Montana, on Oct. 20, 2018. He was surrounded by multiple generations of family and loved ones who promptly buried him at his own property in a family burial plot according to his wishes.

Isaac was born to Jacob (Jake) and Irene Errett on Dec. 3, 1936 at their home in Greensburg, Pennsylvania. He and older sister Peggy grew up with many extended family and graduated high school in the home they were born in. Following high school, Isaac initially attended the Art Institute of Pittsburgh on a scholarship before obtaining undergraduate and graduate degrees from Montana Tech and Penn State University in engineering. His professional career as an engineer and college professor saw him travel to and live in such far-flung destinations as Australia and Papua New Guinea, where he fully embraced the opportunity to immerse himself in foreign cultures. Throughout his engineering career, Isaac continued to pursue his interest in art and was an accomplished sketch artist and painter.

In 1960 Isaac married Helen K. Patterson and they had five children; Susan, Bruce, Jeff, Jennifer and John. Isaac and Helen lived in many parts of the country before settling in Montana where the family found roots in the opportunities provided by the great western outdoors. Camping, hunting and fly fishing continue as cherished family traditions. Isaac’s signature phrase of, “Just one more cast…” will always remind his loved ones of his adventurous and hungry spirit. In 1998 Isaac remarried and enjoyed retirement with Nancy Errett and her two children Allison and Cody. A large part of Isaac’s life was devoted to his work, faith and commitment to his local churches and The Gideons.

Isaac is survived by his five children, five grandchildren, great-grandchild and former wife Helen. He is also survived by his wife Nancy and their children and grandchildren.

Isaac was laid to rest on Oct. 20, 2018 in a family burial plot.

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