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Lloyd Samuel Andre
February 7, 1928 – October 1, 2018
Lloyd S. Andre, 90, of Anamosa, passed away peacefully in his home on Monday, October 1, 2018. Visitation was held Tuesday, October 9, from 4 7 p.m. at the Goettsch Funeral Home, Anamosa, where a Masonic service began at 7 p.m. Funeral services were 10 a.m., Wednesday, October 10, 2018, at the First Congregational United Church of Christ, Anamosa. Burial was at the Olin Cemetery, followed by lunch at the Olin Masonic Lodge.
Lloyd is survived by his children, Richard (Heidi) Andre, Beloit, Wisconsin, Janell Andre, Olin, and Suzanne (Dennis) Duggan, Cedar Falls; 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 February 7, 1928, in Lisbon, the son of Leo and Lavena (Walker) Andre. He attended Martelle school 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, August 8, 1958. They were married in Monticello on November 30 of the same year. Kathleen passed away in 2003, and Lloyd sold the Olin farm in 2004 and moved to Anamosa, later to Marion, and back to Anamosa in 2018 where felt he was at home.
Lloyd was a 60-year member of the Olin Masonic Lodge, and he was also 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 will finally be at home with Kathleen and Sam.

Submitted by: Janet A. Brandt
Source: Anamosa Journal Eureka, Anamosa, Iowa, 11 October 2018

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