Garlan Lucien "Rusty" Andrews, 84, of Mullen, died May 26, 2012, at Pioneer Memorial Rest Home.
Garlan was born in Seneca on June 19, 1927, to Lucien and Vera (Johnson) Andrews. Garlan "Rusty" graduated from Mullen High School in 1945. He joined the army during the Korean Conflict in October 1950 and was discharged in August 1956.
On Dec. 9, 1953, he married Kathryn Sweet. She died July 13, 1963. Three children were born to this union. He leased and ran his father's, Lucien, ranch 18 miles north of Mullen. He lived there until his retirement in 1994. He moved into Mullen and resided there until going to the Rest Home.
He was a member of the Mullen VFW No. 5541 and American Legion Post No. 109. He served on the Episcopal Church board and District No. 98 School Board. He loved ranching, fishing, hunting and softball. He especially loved food and family get-togethers.
Survivors include daughter, Retonia (Tim) Gruntorad, of Kearney; sons, Glenn (Calleen) Andrews, of Gordon, and Rodney (Yvonne) Andrews, of Mullen; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandson; sisters, June (Tex) Evans, of Mullen, and Norma (John) Pearson, of Fallbrook, Calif.
In addition to his first wife; he is preceded in death by parents, Lucien and Vera Andrews; wife, Neva (Little Jones); sisters, Esther Jensen, Betty Brannan and Eula Fosdick.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. (MDT) on Friday, June 1, at the Methodist Church in Mullen. Inurnment will be at the Cedarview Cemetery with military honors.
Mullen Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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Published by North Platte Telegraph from May 30 to May 31, 2012.