CASEYVILLE – Nick Andra, 88, of Fairview Heights, Ill., died Saturday, June 15, 2013, at Caseyville Nursing Center, Caseyville.|
Born Oct. 24, 1924, in Washington Park, the son of Aron and Kate (Vidolman) Andra, he married Irene Dossett on July 3, 1965.
He retired after 45 years of dedicated service from the Local Laborers Local 397 as a hod carrier. He belonged to St. Stephen Catholic Church in Caseyville, the American Legion in Fairmont City and Caseyville VFW Post 1117. Nick enjoyed spending time with his coffee club buddies at the Han-Dee Mart in Caseyville.
He is survived by sons, Charles (Babs) Pelan of Bethalto and Jerry (Irene) Pelan of Sycamore; daughter, Evelyn Giedeman of Bethalto; 12 grandchildren, Tracy, Gregory, Sheri, Lori, Beth, Dana, Lisa, Amy, Cristine, Barb, Ryan and Beth; 27 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and brother, Mike (Lacy) Andra of Columbia.
He was predeceased by his parents; wife; and brother, Pete Andra.
Funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 19, at St. Stephen Catholic Church, Caseyville, with the Rev. Joe Rascher celebrating. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 18, at Herr Funeral Home, in Caseyville. Burial will be at Mount Hope Cemetery in Belleville.
Memorials can be made to Vitas Hospice.
Condolences can be expressed to the family online at www.herrfuneral.com.
Published in Daily Chronicle on June 18, 2013