Funeral services for Oscar Andrews were held on Aug. 27 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Wadena, with Pastor Nate Loer presiding. Oscar passed away unexpectedly on Aug. 22. He was 59 years old.
Oscar Kenneth Andrews was born to Cecil and Betty (Larson) Andrews on May 11, 1954 in Martin, S.D. He served in the Minnesota National Guard from 1975 to 1978. He attended the Detroit Lakes Area Vocational Technical School, completing the Architectural Drafting course in 1976.
Oscar and Debra Lynn Neisess were married on June 2, 1979, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Wadena. They made their home in rural Wadena where Oscar owned and operated his successful cabinet and furniture-making business. His interests were varied, as he enjoyed gardening, grilling, fishing, hunting and camping. Activities also included playing darts, beanbag toss, air guns, Polish golf, cards and photography. Time spent with family was what he treasured most. Oscar was a member of the American Legion in Sebeka and a couples' card club.
Oscar was preceded in death by his father, Cecil; an infant sister, Robin; and father-in-law, Donald Neisess.
Oscar is survived by his loving wife Deb of Wadena; son, Ryan Kasey Andrews of Wadena; daughters, Karissa Leigh (David) Darling and Lynsey Joi Andrews, both of Clear Lake, Minn.; grandchildren, Ruby Mae Darling and Jasper David Darling; mother, Betty Andrews of Kingsford, Mich.; brothers, Rick of Helena, Mont., Reece (Tammy) of Arlington, Neb. and Roy (Kim) of Chester-field, Mich.; sisters, June (Dale) Erickson of Wadena, Janine (Ray) Hewlett of Vul-can, Mich. and Reva (Mark) Kleiman of Wilson, Mich.; mother-in-law, Iona (Loren) Fiskum of Wadena; brothers-in-law, Ron (Corrine) Neisess and Rick (Lori) Neisess; numerous nieces and nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Honorary pallbearers were Oscar's two grandchildren, his nieces and nephews, and his "Deer Camp" family. Serving as pallbearers were Carl Kiser, Butch Larson, Jim Whiteford, Rod Huttunen, Dean Krogstad and Jesse Larson. Military honors were provided by the Berg-Nyland Post 456, Sebeka American Legion, Sebeka, Minn. Burial was in Wadena Cemetery. Arrangements were with the Schuller Family Funeral Homes' Johnson-Schuller Chapel in Wadena. For online condolences, visit www.SchullerFamilyFH.com