Kerry Duane Andrews
Kerry Duane Andrews
On Wednesday, July 28, 2021, Kerry Duane Andrews, loving husband to Pat and father to three children, passed away at age 71.
Kerry was born on October 30, 1949 in Sturgis, MI to Victor and Ruth Andrews. He married Pat on January 18, 2003. He had a daughter, Kari Lynn (Rex) Scare, a son, Jamie (Barbara) Andrews, and a step-son, Dale Ledbetter.
A veteran of the Vietnam War, Kerry served in the United States Army as a sharpshooter and rifle expert. He received a Vietnam Service Medal with two Bronze Service Stars, a National Defense Service Medal, a Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, a Combat Infantryman Badge, an Air Medal, and a Bronze Star Medal.
Kerry never knew a stranger and was best known for his friendliness and sense of humor. Whether it was while playing with his radio-controlled airplanes and cars, driving truck for VanEerden, or farming, Kerry talked to anyone and everyone and always enjoyed sharing a joke or story.
Kerry was preceded in death by his step-son, Dale. He is survived by his wife Pat, his children Jamie and Kari Lynn, his sisters Kay (Larry) Mayer and Karen (Jeff) Owen, four grandchildren (Tory and Rieley Ledbetter; Jonathan and Richard Scare), and three great-grandchildren (Aliyah Fawley; Chance and Clarity Scare).
A military graveside service with honors will be held at Crown Hill Cemetery on East Lake Street in Knox, IN at 2:30PM (Central Time) on Saturday, July 31st.
Published by Sturgis Journal from Jul. 30 to Jul. 31, 2021.
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2:30p.m. - 3:00p.m.
Crown Hill Cemetery
1200 E. Lake St., Knox, IN
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Just saw this ! Thinking of you an your family and sending prayers for comfort
Tina hart
September 18, 2021
We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Kerry was a great guy, funny and caring. We knew him in the early 1970's as a "cruiser" in Sturgis. Jim Gerkin and I (Scott Hopkins) used to cruise Sturgis each and every week-end. We ran into Kerry about the time he got out of the service. I believe he had a white 1962 Chevy 2-door and then he had a silver Opel Cadet. No matter what he was in he was always willing and happy to stop and pass the time or take time to help whoever needed it. We would drag race on local back country roads, or just see who would go the fastest or make the most noise going from stop light to stop light, then we would meet at the far end of town or the A&W to tell more stories. Those were great years and I am sorry I lost track of him. Jim was lucky enough to run into him on several occasions and Kerry always remembered those week-ends in Sturgis. By reading the obituary it sounds like he had a good life and I guess that is all we could ask. Again we, Jim and I, are sorry for your loss and hope you find comfort in how many people he touched and made a positive difference in their lives. God Bless Kerry and may he rest in peace...
Scott R Hopkins
August 5, 2021
I´m so sorry to hear of this! Kerry was a very nice man! I remember going to the house as a child to stay the night with Kari and he was always happy and joking! My prayers are with you all!
Vicki (Miller) Machan
July 31, 2021
Rest in peace God be with him Arden and the late Donna Davidson.
Arden Davidson
July 30, 2021
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