2008-08-30 / Obituaries

David Andress

David J. Andress, 72, of Bowling Green, Kentucky, passed away Sunday, August 24, 2008, at his residence.

He was born January 19, 1937, in Rudyard to Robert John and Gladys Marie (nee Chapman) Andress and was reared on Mackinac Island, until he entered military service.

On Mackinac Island, he was a member of Ste. Anne's Catholic Church.

Mr. Andress served in the United States Army during the Korea and Vietnam wars.

He was a member of the American Legion, APW Union, and was an elder of Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians. He also was a member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church.

Mr. Andress retired from the United States Post Office.

He married Martha Francis Harrison June 8, 1959, in Bowling Green, Kentucky, and she survives. They were married 50 years.

He also is survived by three daughters and their families, Dawn Templeton of Newnan, Georgia, Zoann Andress of Mackinac Island, and Pam Andress of St. Ignace; two sons and their families, Bruce and Maria Andress of Virginia Beach, Virginia, and David Andress Jr. of Bowling Green, Kentucky; eight grandchildren, Kandise, Nicholaus, Gary, Joseph, Samantha, Amanda, Taylor, and Brandon; four great-grandchildren, Reneasha, Brittany, Ericka, and Brandon; one sister and her family, Mary and Calvin Rogers of St. Ignace; two brothers and their families, Robert Andress of St. Ignace and Richard and Shirley Andress of Surprise, Arizona, and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Anna Joyce Andress Putnam.

Visitation was Tuesday, August 26, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the J.C. Kirby and Son Broadway Chapel, with a prayer service at 6:30 p.m. Services were Wednesday, August 27, at 10 a.m. at the J. C. Kirby and Son Broadway Chapel.

Burial will be in Bowling Green Gardens.

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