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|Richard H. W. Andreesen
July 26, 1930–February 5, 2014
|Richard "Dick" Andreesen age 83, died Wednesday, February 5, 2014 at St. Luke's Hospital, Cedar Rapids following an extended illness.
Funeral services were held Saturday morning, February 8, 2014 at the Wayne Zion Lutheran Church, rural Monticello, with interment in the Wayne Zion Cemetery. Friends called Friday at the Goettsch Funeral Home, Monticello.
Surviving is his loving wife of sixty-three years Cleo; three sons, Arnie (Joan) of Anamosa, Ron (Barb) of Center Junction, Larry (Jan) of Vinton; seven grandchildren, David (fiance Amy), Jeremy, Adam, Kurt (Robin), Sarah (Ryan) Olsem, Claire, and Matthew; two great-grandchildren, Conner and Emma; and a sister, Kathryn Stivers, Dexter, MI. He was preceded in death by his parents, and his brother-in-law, Scott Stivers.
Richard H. W. Andreesen was born July 26, 1930 in Jones County near Langworthy. He was the son of Henry and Anna (Siebels) Andreesen. Dick graduated from the Olin High School in 1950. He married his only love, Cleo Reuter, on October 8, 1950 at Wayne Zion. Richard and Cleo farmed on several different farms in Jones County until 1961 when they moved to the Andreesen family farm. Richard's greatest joy was being with Cleo. He was always proud of her wonderful cooking and her great gardening skills. Over the years they enjoyed many activities with their friends and family including dancing, playing cards, and traveling together.
Richard served on the Center Junction Coop board. He enjoyed going into the Coop for coffee in the morning and getting all the latest news. Richard was a life-long member of the Wayne Zion Lutheran Church. He was baptized there on August 24, 1930 and confirmed his faith on May 28, 1944. He had also served on the church council.
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