Andrew F. Brothanek | 1921 - 2013 | Obituary

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Andrew F. Brothanek

Born: September 30, 1921
Died: October 28, 2013

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Andrew
Brothanek, 92, of Miller, passed away peacefully in his sleep Monday, October
28, 2013 at his son’s home in St. Paul, MN.





Funeral
service was held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, November 1, 2013 at the First Presbyterian
Church, Miller with Pastor Brian Jones officiating. Burial followed at GAR
Cemetery, Miller.  Visitation was held one
prior to the service at the church.





Andy
was born September 30, 1921 to Frank Joseph and Henrietta (Kruse)
Brothanek.  He graduated from Gann Valley
High School.  He married the love of his
life, Jane Olson on January 20, 1945 they were married until Jane’s passing May
22, 1965.  To this union one son, Dale
and one daughter, Sue, were born.  Five
years later Andy and Earline Hurlbut took a second shot at marriage and were
together until Earline’s passing in 2000. Andy then honored both his wives by
spending nights out dancing and entertaining all the other ladies in town but
decided a third wife wasn’t going to be part of his plans.





Andy
loved his Rancho store and ran it from 1957 to its closing in 1990. He relished
in all the boots and western wear and was always proud of his western store.





Andy
enjoyed dancing, coin collecting, fishing, golf, cards, pool and playing
quarters to see who paid for coffee every morning and afternoon with friends
(we don’t think he paid for coffee very often).





Grandpa
Andy “Dandy” is survived by his son, Dale (Linda) Brothanek; step-children: Bob
(Ardella) Hurlbut and Vicki Faehnrich; granddaughters: Tami Sue Ulmen, Lindy
(Mark) Stankey, Lisa (Adam) Holzemer and Lori (Greg) Hopper; great grandsons:
Walter (Lindy), Beck (Lisa) and Mason (Lori); his beautiful sister, Eleanor
Viereck; nieces: Linda Ness, Nancy (Gary) Behrends, Joanne Grohs, Pat (Gayle)
Krog; nephews: Larry (Paulette) Olson, Rick (Lisa) Olson; and first cousin,
Stuart (Marianne) Irwin.





The
people welcoming him home include: Andy’s first wife Jane (1965); daughter, Sue
(1997); second wife, Earline (2000); his father, Frank; mother, Henrietta; and
two step-daughters: Mary Jo Stavick and Barbara Crossman.





Andy
spent his last days a bit far from Miller but was surrounded by family and
friends. He will be greatly missed and always remembered.  He was a beloved father, grandfather,
great-grand father, brother and uncle and will be missed by many dancing
partners and fisherman.





Reck Funeral Home of Miller has been entrusted
with Andrew’s arrangements. 

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