Dean G. Andres, 88, of New Athens, IL, born June 23, 1927 in Mascoutah, IL, passed away on Wednesday, August 19, 2015 at Memorial Hospital in Belleville, IL. He honorably served his country in the US Navy at the latter part of WW2. Dean retired from the U.S. Postal Service after being a letter carrier for 30 years. As a child, Dean spent time at the clubhouse on the Kaskaskia River with his parents and brother, Vernon. Upon his father’s passing, he became the owner of the clubhouse grounds. The clubhouses brought him a lifetime of joy and pride. But above all, he will always be remembered as a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, brother-in-law and uncle.
Mr. Andres was preceded in death by his parents, George and Aurelia, nee Weiss, Andres, his step-mother, Viola Andres and a daughter, Kathy “Susie” Andres. Also preceded by sister and brother-in-law, Stella and Ray Telford, brother and sister-in-law Clarence and Peggy Martin, and brother-in-law James Farrell.
Surviving are his wife of 64 1/2 years, Doris, nee Martin, Andres whom he married on February 3, 1951 in Piggott, Ark.; a brother Vernon (Gloria) Andres of Mascoutah, IL; 2 daughters; Nancy (Guy) Kasper of Freeburg, IL and Cheryl (Rick) Gerlach of Fairview Heights, IL; a son; Ronald Andres of New Athens, IL; 6 grandchildren; Ryan (Amanda) Andres, Carly (Jesse) Petri, Kelli (Josh) Shoulders, Joseph and Kevin Andres, Andrew (Katie) Kasper; 5 great grandchildren; Logan and Jace Shoulders, Brooke and Caroline Andres and Harper Petri, Sisters-in-law; Linda (Richard) Sanders of Freeburg, IL Janice (Carl) Zotz of New Baden, IL Cindy (Paul) Schanz of Mascoutah, IL and nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that memorials be made to Heartland Hospice, 333 Salem Place, Suite 150, Fairview Heights, IL 62208.
Visitation: Friends may call from 9 a.m. till 12 p.m. on Monday, August 24, 2015 at Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in New Athens, IL
Funeral: Services will be held at 12 p.m. on Monday, August 24, 2015 at Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in New Athens,IL with Rev. John Lukomski officiating. Burial will be at Oakridge Cemetery in New Athens, IL.
Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in New Athens is in charge of arrangements.
My sympathy to Doris and the rest of the family. Dino and Doris were a big part of my growing up years, probably spending way too much time hanging out at their house when they probably just wished we would all just go home!!! Dino always chomping on his cigar!! Also the way they stepped-in for the boys after Susie was taken way too soon.
Love you all,
Posted by: Jeanne (Hacker) Jansen – Fairview Heights, IL – family friend Aug 20, 2015
My deepest sympathy to Doris and family. He was the best mail carrier New Athens ever had, can still see him walking the streets of New Athens, a cigar in his mouth and the mail bag on his shoulder…He will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
Posted by: Ruth Ann & Jon Hanft – New Athens, IL – friend Aug 21, 2015
Nancy please accept my deepest sympathy. It is never easy to loose a parent. I’m praying for peace for you and your whole family
Posted by: Kathryne Hill – O Fallon, IL – High school friend Aug 21, 2015
Dear Andres Family, my deepest sympathy to all of you.I just moved to Columbia, Mo & read about Dean. I I will remember all in my prayers.
Posted by: Angie (honey) Holtgrave – Columbia,, MO – Friends Aug 21, 2015
Dear Andres Family,
Please accept my deepest sympathy for your loss. Ralph Hund was my Father and if it hadn’t been for Dean, there would not be four generations of nature lovers in my immediate family. My grandson pans to leave Iowa for a “weekend in the woods” and for some reason it’s becoming harder and harder to get there. So please, let it be known that Dean touched many, many lives in such a positive way and that your loss has been felt across many miles from home.
Kathleen (Hund) Engen
Cedar Rapids, IA
Posted by: Kathleen (Hund) Engen – Cedar Rapids, IA – Family Friend Aug 23, 2015
Sorry For Your Loss. Please accept this electronic message in lieu of a Sympathy Card. Local National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE) volunteers provide help in reporting the death of any federal civilian retiree or a retiree’s spouse to proper authorities. They will explain the process as needed and if requested, can report the death to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) for you. The NARFE Service Center is located in the Civilian Personnel Office, building 50, 201
Posted by: Gene Wiggins NARFE Chap. 1019 – Mascoutah, IL – fellow retiree Aug 24, 2015