Richard Lee Andres, 65, of Iola, passed away Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, at Lebo.
Richard was born Feb. 4, 1947, in rural Max, Neb., the son of Lyle Dean and Virginia Louise (Stokes) Andres. He grew up in the LaHarpe area and graduated from LaHarpe High School in 1965. In June of 1966, Richard began serving in the United States Navy as a Seabee in Vietnam.
On Feb. 10, 1968, Richard married Marilyn Ansell at LaHarpe. They made their home in Erie for six years before returning to Allen County where they have resided since then. Richard has worked for Nelson Quarries for 18 years and as a Bingo caller for 32 years.
He was a member of LaHarpe Christian Church, a lifetime member of the Iola American Legion where he was a financial officer for 14 years, the LaHarpe VFW where he was quartermaster for 25 years and 40 et 8.
Survivors are his wife of 44 years, Marilyn Andres; three children, Rhonda Thomas and husband, Thomas R. of Iola, Rodney Andres of Iola, and Richard “Rick” Andres and wife, Tiffany, of LaHarpe; three brothers, Ronald Andres and wife Trael, of Lufkin, Texas, Gene Andres and wife Rebecca of Pleasanton, and Leonard Andres and wife Pam, of Edgerton; two sisters, Phyllis McCullough and husband Cloude, of Elk City, and Joyce Foster and husband Mike, of Coffeyville; and 11 grandchildren and three great-grandsons.
He was preceded in death by his parents, step-mother Connie Andres and his in-laws, Howard and Lillian Ansell.
Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m., Friday, at Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Chapel in Iola.
Funeral services will be at 3 p.m., Saturday, at LaHarpe City Hall (formerly the LaHarpe school).
Burial will be at LaHarpe Cemetery.
Memorials can be made to the Richard L. Andres Memorial Fund and left with Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Memorial Chapel of Iola.
Online condolences for the family may be left at www.iolafuneral.com.
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