Marvin K. Andrews, 91, of Fort Dodge, entered into eternal rest on Monday, August 13, 2012, at the Fort Dodge Villa Care Center surrounded by his loving family.
Funeral services will be held on Friday August 17th, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church with the Rev. Allen Henderson officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery with Military Rites conducted by the V.F.W. Post 1856. Visitation will be held on Thursday from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Laufersweiler-Sievers Funeral Home.
Survivors include his loving wife, Alice; children, Ken and wife Jan Andrews of Algona; Carol Andrews; Kathy Lawler; and Jim Andrews all of Fort Dodge; son-in-law, Tim Lawler of Fort Dodge; grandchildren, Michelle (Greg) Zaugg, Mark Andrews, Lindsay (Robb Winters) Lawler, Allison (Dave) Rial; great-grandchildren, Tyler Zaugg, Abigail Zaugg, Emily Zaugg, Austin Andrews, Carter Rial, Gracie Rial, and Aly Winters; brother, Arnold Andrews of Elmira, OR; sister in law, Euleda Andrews of Highlands Ranch, CO. Also surviving are nieces and nephews, Jane Schultz, Judy Andrews, Barbara Elkins, and Brian Holmgaard.
MARVIN K. ANDREWS
He was preceded in death by his parents, Roy and Bertha (Olsen) Andrews; and a brother, Vernon Andrews; sister in laws, Irene Holmgaard and Betty Andrews; brother in law, Red Holmgaard; and nephew, Bruce Holmgaard.
Marvin Kenneth Andrews was born August 6, 1921 in Pocahontas, IA. He was raised in Pocahontas and after moving with the family to Fort Dodge he graduated from Fort Dodge Senior High School in 1938. Marvin then enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. He served during WWII in the Pacific Theater including the battle of Guadalcanal. After his honorable discharge he was united in marriage to Alice Dilges on December 14, 1946. Marvin worked 11 years in the grocery business, 25 years at Farmers Coop Grain and Coal Company, and 13 years for Van Diest Supply. He was also self-employed in the seed business, "Marv's Supply", for over 25 years, retiring in 2007. Marvin was a member of the V.F.W., DAV, and a life member of the AmVets. He thoroughly enjoyed the Honor Flight to Washington D.C. in May of 2011. Marvin was an avid sports fan supporting all the local teams. He loved being in the country, checking the crops, visiting the farmers and spending time at the Dencklau Shed. He cherished his time with his family and friends and will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
Memorials may be left to the discretion of the family.