Friends and family mourn the loss of Andy Andeck, who passed away on March 7, 2014, but give thanks for the enthusiastic and optimistic spirit which was Andy's, and the fact that he is now at rest with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!|
Andy was an active participant in the business, civic and social life of La Jolla and Indian Wells, California. He grew up in Des Moines, Iowa, and was the son of Casper and Beulah Schenk. Andy had two sisters, Peggy and Polly. He attended Iowa State University and West Point Military Academy, and subsequently graduated from the University of Texas in 1942.
Shortly thereafter, Andy served in the United States Marine Corps as aide-de-camp to General "Howling Mad" Smith. Andy retired from the Marine Corps in 1946 with the rank of Major.
Andy and his first wife, Virginia "Dinnie" Atkinson, resided in La Jolla, California, until the early 1980's. Andy was President of his own successful real estate firm, the Andrew Andeck Real Estate Company on Ivanhoe Street in La Jolla.
During his years in La Jolla, Andy was well-known and popular in local civic and business organizations and Republican Party fundraisers. He served as President of the San Diego Realtors Association and as President of the La Jolla Town Council, while his wife, Dinnie, served as one of the founding members of Las Patronas.
Andy and his wife moved to Indian Wells in the early 1980s where he served on the Indian Wells City Planning Commission as well as the Indian Wells City Council. Andy also financed construction of the small prayer chapel located adjacent to the Palm Desert Presbyterian Church in 1984. He has also been a long time active member of the San Diego and Indian Wells Rotary Clubs.
With the passing of Dinnie in 1999, Andy married his current wife, Isabel, in 2000.
Andy is survived by Isabel; son, Andrew Atkinson Andeck; daughter-in-law, Pamela Andeck; four grandsons, Brent, Greg, Jon and Michael; great-grandson, Jordan; sister, Polly Ober; and three stepchildren with his wife Isabel, Cathy, Brian and Elizabeth.
Andy's philosophy of life was "to serve God, serve my country, serve my community and serve my family."
A private ceremony will be held in his memory.
Published in La Jolla Light on Mar. 20, 2014