Lloyd S. Andre, 90, of Anamosa, passed away peacefully in his home on Monday, Oct. 1, 2018. Visitation will be held Tuesday, Oct. 9, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Goettsch Funeral Home, Anamosa, where a Masonic service will begin at 7 p.m. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018, at the First Congregational United Church of Christ, Anamosa. Burial will be in Olin Cemetery, followed by lunch at the Olin Masonic Lodge.
Lloyd is survived by his children, Richard (Heidi) Andre, Beloit, Wis., Janell Andre, Olin, Iowa, and Suzanne (Dennis) Duggan, Cedar Falls, Iowa; grandchildren, Sam (Kendra) Andre, Ethan (Jasmine) Andre, Cassandra Groth (Brandon Lovell), Ben (Alexa) Groth, Caitlyn Groth, Alicia (Richard) McMurrin, Breann (Ben) Cole and Jacob Moore; eight great-grandsons, Oliver Andre and Leo Andre, Michael McMurrin, Ezra Groth, Abram and Walker Cole and Eligh and Braydon Lovell.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Kathleen Jane (Hoag) Andre; son, Samuel Leo Andre; parents, Leo and Lavena Andre; brother, Donald Andre; and sister, Phyllis Carter.
Lloyd Samuel Andre was born Feb. 7, 1928, in Lisbon, Iowa, the son of Leo and Lavena (Walker) Andre. He attended Martelle schools and graduated in 1945. He and his father bought a farm in Olin in 1956, where he farmed until 2004. Lloyd met Kathleen J. Hoag on a blind date Aug. 8, 1958. They were married in Monticello, Iowa, on Nov. 30 of the same year. Kathleen passed away in 2003 and Lloyd sold the Olin farm in 2004. He moved to Anamosa, later to Marion, and back to Anamosa in 2018, where he felt he was at home.
Lloyd was a 60-year member of the Olin Masonic Lodge. He also was a member of the First Congregational United Church of Christ, Anamosa. Lloyd loved people and a good social gathering; he always had a great story about almost any situation.
Dad told his family that each word for an obituary cost 25 cents. He said just put in the paper: "Andre's dead that's 50 cents." He was never without a good sense of humor. He will be missed, but finally will be at home with Kathleen and Sam.
The family requests that instead of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Olin Masonic Lodge, the First Congregational United Church of Christ or your favorite personal charity.
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