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Andrew "Andy" Willems

September 21, 1927 - January 11, 2017

Andrew “Andy” Willems was born in Conway Kansas on September 21, 1927, the youngest of four brothers and one sister.
Andrew attended schools in Inman, Kansas where he met Donna Pauls to whom he was married for 66 years.  They had two sons born in Topeka, Kansas. 

His 30 years of service in the manufactured housing industry took his family to Newton, Kansas, Boise, Idaho, and Salem, Oregon. 

Andrew became active in the Boy Scouts of America as scoutmaster while his sons were growing up.  He loved sports, fishing, camping and traveling.  He lived life to it’s fullest. 

Andrew was preceded in death by his parents, Dietrich and Elizabeth Willems, siblings Anna Thiessen, John, Pete, and Arnold Willems. 

Andrew leaves behind his wife Donna, sons Greg and wife Paula of Bainbridge Island, Washington; Ken of Gates, Oregon and a host of nieces and nephews.   

Arrangements by Virgil T. Golden Funeral Service.

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Andy was a wonderful father-in-law.  He often had a smile on his face and a twinkle in his eyes and he had the sweetest way of delivering quips and one-liners that made you feel so happy to be with him.  We love him and will miss him.