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Obituary: Herman S. Andrews Sr.

Jan. 27, 1921 - May 7, 2013

This world was blessed on Jan. 27, 1921 when Herman S. Andrews was born to Anna Kronauer and William Guy in a small coal mining town of Zook Spur, Iowa (The town too tough to die). He was one of six siblings.

He fell in love with the love of his life, Orvina Josephine Ebert and married her on December 12, 1941. While Herman was serving in the Army in Germany Orvina gave birth to their son, Herman S. Andrews Jr. in August of 1943. They were blessed again 16 months (Nov. 20, 1944) later with a beautiful daughter, Mary Ann Andrews (Oneal). The family then moved from Iowa to Vancouver, Washington in 1948, where relatives, his sister and brother in law, Margaret and Lloyd Dvorak resided. Herman was a carpenter while in Vancouver, Washington. Later in 1956, the family moved to Milbrea, Ca. where Herman worked as a carpenter and then became a licensed contractor. In 1960 the family moved on to Bijou, Ca where he continued being a self employed contractor building several homes in the area and he also became a licensed pilot and bought a Cessna 210. In 1966 the family moved to the Carson Valley, Minden Nevada area where they built this beautiful home and remained.

Herman and his family shared a devastating experience and loss of their beautiful daughter Mary Ann (Andrews) Oneal to Cancer in 2009. Shattering a family however with the great resilience we all still remain ever so close at heart.

Herman and Orvina shared their knowledge of sustaining one’s existence through teaching their family not to be afraid of hard work and doing what it takes to maintain a good life.

The family continues to have large family gatherings in the home here in Minden. We all as a family, and I think I can speak for all of us, have been so very blessed with great lessons of love, generosity, hard work, sufficient survival, family reliance, and resilience to all.

You are loved more than you will ever know. We are all richer for being a part of your life, a part of you.

This is not goodbye remember this is only, “Until we meet again!”


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