William H. "Bill" Andree

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William H. "Bill" Andree

William H. "Bill" Andree, of Mukilteo, WA passed quietly in his sleep on May 7, 2011 with his son and daughter holding his hands. Bill cared a lot for many people and believed in service to others. He will be missed dearly. Bill led an active life, rarely sitting down except to enjoy a good view or a great sunset until he finally just wore out.
Bill sought knowledge continually. He was very interested in aviation and enjoyed designing and creating. He helped to build the first Medic I ambulance and also helped with the development of the Hearthstone Retirement Home. Bill loved to travel and explored the US including Hawaii. He went to Israel, Japan and the Panama Canal. Bill held an active real estate license as a hobby for many years.
Born on October 26, 1921 to William and Julia (Kolodziej) Andree in Duluth, MN Bill graduated from Duluth Central High and Smith-Hughes Machinist Trade School before working at Clyde Iron Works and Marine Iron, building ships for WWII.
After the war Bill married Geraldine "Gerry" Doubt of Duluth, MN. They moved to Denver, CO and then settled in Seattle, WA where he built homes for AJ Carr Construction and was a machinist for Northwest Steel. In the 1960's he started a travel trailer rental business during the Seattle World's Fair. Bill spent 25 years at the City of Seattle Engineering Dept.
Bill felt honored to have met Presidents Dwight Eisenhower and George H.W. Bush who endorsed Bill's 1988 election campaign for WA State Rep. of the 38th District. Bill was an AARP officer in Everett, WA and on the Snohomish County Council on Aging.
Bill was preceded in death by his wife, Gerry; his brothers, John, Lloyd and Leo; and his sister, Violet Warner, all of MN.
He is survived by his second wife, Sarah; son, David and wife, April (Caudle); granddaughter, Alicia; daughter, Janet; step-children, Laura (Lindsey) Lewis and their children Trevor and Perry, Janis (Mike) Dlugosh, and Mike Cummings.
A private internment will be held at Acacia Memorial Park, Seattle, WA.
Remembrances may be sent to Crista Ministries, 19303 Fremont Avenue N., Seattle, WA 98133.
Rest in Peace with your Lord Jesus, Dad.



Published in The Herald (Everett) on May 29, 2011
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