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William L. "Andy" Andrews, Jr.

August 11, 1946 August 19, 2018
William L. "Andy" Andrews, Jr.
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Obituary for William L. "Andy" Andrews, Jr.

Peoria - William L. “Andy” Andrews, Jr., age 72, passed away on Sunday, August 19, 2018 at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria, IL.

Andy was born on August 11, 1946 in Clinton, IL., a son of William L. Andrews, Sr. and Ila B. Andrews (Evans). He married Wanda R. Monge on May 12, 1990 in Peoria.

Andy is survived by his wife, Wanda; father, William L. Andrews, Sr., two children; Curtis J. (Michelle) Andrews of Vienna, VA and Gregory D. (Kim) Andrews of Dunlap, IL, one brother Larry E. (Linda) Andrews of Peoria, IL and one sister Linda J. (Rick) Glasgow of Bloomington, MN; two step children, Scott R. (Karla) Wills of Wheaton, IL, and Lori A. (Brian) deFreese of Roanoke, IL, and 11 grandchildren; Amanda, Jessica, Brandon, Trevor, Josh, Alex, Rebecca, Sara, Joey, Hannah and Sydney.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Ila B. Andrews (Evans).

Andy worked at Caterpillar for 35 years as a millwright and maintenance foreman. Later in his career he received a BA in business and moved into management. After retiring from Caterpillar, he was a millwright for Mid America Systems in Peoria for 5 years. He also owned his own computer business, building custom computers and providing networking solutions for homes and small businesses. Andy enjoyed numerous hobbies including: playing guitar snowboarding/skiing, building custom cars and tractors, being a private pilot, and electronics repair. He also helped build several family member’s homes, including his own. Andy was a member of St. Jude’s Catholic Church in Peoria.

A Funeral Mass will be at 10:30 AM, Thursday, August 23, 2018 at St. Jude Catholic Church in Peoria, IL., with a visitation one hour prior to Mass. A light lunch will follow the Funeral Mass. Fr. Henehan will officiate. A graveside service will be at 1:30 PM, at Roanoke Cemetery in Roanoke, IL.

Memorials in Andy’s name may be made to St. Jude Catholic Church or the St. Jude Research Hospital. 

Friends and family may sign the online guestbook or send private condolences to www.wrightandsalmon.com

Previous Events

Visitation

Thursday

23

Aug

9:30 AM 8/23/2018 9:30:00 AM - 10:30 AM 8/23/2018 10:30:00 AM
St. Jude Catholic Church

10811 N. Knoxville Ave.
Peoria, IL 61615

St. Jude Catholic Church
10811 N. Knoxville Ave. Peoria 61615 IL
United States

Funeral Mass

Thursday

23

Aug

10:30 AM 8/23/2018 10:30:00 AM
St. Jude Catholic Church

10811 N. Knoxville Ave.
Peoria, IL 61615

St. Jude Catholic Church
10811 N. Knoxville Ave. Peoria 61615 IL
United States

Graveside

Thursday

23

Aug

1:30 PM 8/23/2018 1:30:00 PM
Roanoke Cemetery

E Lincoln St
Roanoke, IL 61561

Roanoke Cemetery
E Lincoln St Roanoke 61561 IL
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Roanoke Cemetery Final Resting Place

E Lincoln St
Roanoke, IL 61561

E Lincoln St Roanoke 61561 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

St. Jude Catholic Church

10811 N. Knoxville Ave.
Peoria, IL 61615
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