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MUCH BELOVED PUBLIC SERVANT DIES OF CANCER Nathan Dale Andereck, age 68, of Fayetteville, Georgia, formerly of Marietta, Georgia, died on Monday, April 10, 2006. He died at home with his family after a long battle with cancer. He is survived by his wife, Wanda Andereck, two daughters Kathryn Clemens and Rachel Morris, four grandchildren: Skyler Morris, Hannah Clemens, Alexia Morris, and Dylan Morris, and sons-in-law David Morris and Robert Clemens, Jr., one brother, Edwin Andereck and many nieces and nephews who also survive him. Nathan was born and raised in Monroe, Wisconsin. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin and entered the United States Army. In 1963, he married a native of Alabama, Wanda Gilliland. He earned a Masters Degree in Social Work from the University of Georgia. He had a long career in the Georgia Department of Family and Children's Services. He began as a Protective Service Case Worker in Cobb County and worked at many levels as Casework Supervisor, Staff Development Trainer, and was Director of Child Protective Services. He later was the director of personnel for Department of Family and Children Services until he retired in 1991. He was a creative, caring, and innovative force in this field. This made him stand out as a unique leader in his profession. He was recognized nationally as an expert in the field of Child Abuse. He influenced legislation, working tirelessly for the benefit of children and families throughout the state. After his formal retirement he contracted to work with Welfare Mothers seeking their GED's and preparing for the workforce. He taught life skills, parenting skills, work skills. He was a Group Worker without equal. He also worked with groups of disabled welfare clients to help them focus on their capabilities in spite of their disabilities. He always built a sense of community and caring and belonging in all of the groups he worked with. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, uncle, friend and colleague. His ability to see each individual's strengths and possibilities was unmatched. He treated all people with dignity and respect that made him a most beloved person. He may have been short in statue but he was large in stature. While we are so saddened by this enormous loss he leaves us with, we are so thankful for who he was and what he meant to all of us. Graveside services will be held Thursday, April 13 at 2:30 PM at Kennesaw Memorial Park with Rev. Chuck Hodges officiating. Family and friends are asked to assemble at the cemetery at 2:15 PM Thursday. The family will receive friends from 5 until 8 PM Wednesday and again from 10 until 12 noon Thursday at the funeral home. A celebration of life service will be held Sunday April 23 at 2 PM at the Smyrna First United Methodist Church with Rev. Barbara Hatchell, Rev. Al Turnell and Rev. Chuck Hodges officiating. Those who desire may make contributions to the National Cancer Institute, Building 31, Room 11A16, 9000 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20892, or the Association for Couples in Marriage Enrichment, P.O. Box 10596, Winston-Salem, NC 27108. Carl J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home, Peachtree City. 770-487-3959. www.mowellfuneralhome.com
Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Apr. 12, 2006