Paul D. Andre
Green Forest, Ark.
Paul D. Andre, 89, of Green Forest, Ark., passed away June 15, 2018. A memorial will be held at a later date.
Paul was born to Marvin and Beryl Andre on Sept. 5, 1928. He graduated from Mechanicsville High School in 1946. He attended Iowa State College, receiving his degree in agricultural journalism and USAF 2nd Lieutenant Commission in 1952. He was on active duty for the next two years and continued to serve in the USAF reserve until retiring with 20 years of service.
He married Francis V. Tjaden on Dec. 27, 1952, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Paul farmed the family farm for a short time before he became the assistant farm editor at The Cedar Rapids Gazette in 1956.
He later became the first editor of BEEF magazine in 1964. In 1990, Paul was awarded the Hall of Fame award by the Livestock Publications Council. He retired in 1993.
Paul is survived by his wife, Fran; daughter, Carol (Robert) Michaletz; granddaughters, Andrea (Matthias) Eichten and Melanie (Craig) Sparby; and great-grandchildren, Tony and Jennie Eichten and Kaitlynn Sparby; and his sister, Mary Jeanette Andre.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and sister, Jean.