Gary Andes (80) of Effingham


Published on December 17 2012 4:18 pm

Gary Andes, 80, of Effingham, Illinois passed away at 11:10 p.m. Sunday, December 16, 2012 at St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital in Effingham.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, December 21 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Effingham with burial in St. Anthony Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m. Thursday at Bauer Funeral Home in Effingham. Memorials may be made to the Sacred Heart School.

Gary was born May 23, 1932 in Mattoon, the son of Garnet and Bertha (Miller) Andes. He married Susann M. Bierman September 1, 1956 and she survives. Gary was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Effingham, the Effingham American Legion Post #120, member and former board member of the Effingham Country Club and was inducted into the Effingham Men's Bowling Association Hall of Fame. Gary served with the United States Air Force and was stationed at Okinawa during the Korean War. He retired as a supervisor at Fedders Corporation after nearly 40 years of service.

Gary is survived by his wife, Susann of Effingham; son, Chip (wife Beth) Andes of Effingham; daughters, Layne (husband Alan) Millburg of Effingham and Leigh (husband David) DeWitt of Strongsville, Ohio; grandchildren, Michael Andes, Kirsten (husband Eric) Mattson, Ashtyn (husband Andy) Ehrlich, Ally Millburg, Ellen and Sam DeWitt.

Gary was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Eileen Overbeck.