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Andrew Benjamin Smith

Wheaton, Illinois

Apr 24, 1980 – May 23, 2021 (Age 41)

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BORN
April 24, 1980
DIED
May 23, 2021
AGE
41
LOCATION
Wheaton, Illinois

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Hultgren Funeral Home and Cremation Services Obituary

Andrew Benjamin Smith, beloved son of Harold and Judy Smith of Glenview, IL, died suddenly on Sunday, May 23, in Berlin, Germany. He was 41.


Born in St. Charles, IL and raised in Carol Stream, Andrew (never Andy!) was a gifted and award-winning architect and designer; and recognized worldwide for his creative work in the media of electronic dance music and animation. He had been living and working in Germany’s capital for the past three years.


A 1998 graduate of Glenbard North High School, Andrew received his B.A. Degree in Philosophy from Calvin College in Grand Rapids, MI and a Master of Architecture from Yale University.


A voracious reader with an insatiable curiosity for history, science and the natural world, Andrew was especially fond of travel. From America’s national parks to the museums of Europe to the cultures and cuisines of Africa and Asia, Andrew relished the world’s diversity and the wonders it offered to those who took time to taste and see.


Those who knew and loved Andrew knew he was a uniquely-crafted individual, an artistic dynamo, a man who was always questioning, always wrestling for answers, and always a fierce and loyal friend.


Andrew is survived by his parents; his brother Kevin and his wife Brenna (Lemieux) and their son Malcolm Albert Smith; and his grandmother Ruth Lapham.


A memorial visitation will be held on Wednesday, June 30 from 1:30 p.m. until the time of a memorial service at 3:00 p.m. at the College Church Commons, 332 E. Seminary Ave., Wheaton, Illinois 60187. The service will be livestreamed and can be viewed through this link: https://youtu.be/rfx4pi8OoqA


In lieu of flowers, the family requests that gifts in honor and loving memory of Andrew Smith be made to one of the following three organizations committed to addressing the epidemic of mental illness impacting one-in-every-five individuals:



 


 


 


 

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We offer our deepest sympathy to the Smith family and Andrew's many friends. Our hearts go out especially to Judy and Harold Smith, our friends and co-laborers in bringing the church and mental health support closer together. May God soon fill your sorrow-stretched hearts with the joy only He can provide.

I am heartbroken to hear about Andrew. I remember playing with Andrew and Kevin when I was a kid and we lived in Wheaton, and the boys were always kind to me. Your family has always been so sweet to my family. Thinking of you all and sending lots of love your way!

I knew Andrew as a young child, and now learn about all he has accomplished since. I ache with you, Harold and Judy, for the loss and grief you now feel. I'm just now learning of this sadness.

We are so deeply sorry for your loss! We will be keeping ALL of you in our prayers as you navigate these days of grieving and loss.

We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Words cannot express our sadness for your family.

Our hearts grieve with you in your loss of your wonderful son.

Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.