September 1, 2014

Leonard D. Andres

Leonard D. Andres, 54, of Edgerton, Kan., passed away Aug. 16, 2013, at Olathe Medical Center.

Len was born Sept. 20, 1958 in Iola, Kan. to Lyle Dean and Virginia Louise (Stokes) Andres. He was a graduate of Iola High School and earned an Associate Degree from Baker University.

Len married Pam S. Stegman (Ashburn) on Oct. 1, 1976 in LaHarpe, Kan. They moved to Gardner in 1990 and to Edgerton in 1993.

He was a logistics coordinator for Haldex in Kansas City, Mo. since 1976.

Len was a member of the Edgerton United Methodist Church, the choir, and served as a Lay Speaker. He was a founder of the Gardner Gold Special Olympics in 2005.

Len enjoyed reading, fishing and gardening and was a BBQ grill master. He was an avid KU, Chiefs and Royals sports fan. Len will be dearly missed.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his step-mother Connie Andres and his brother Richard.

Len is survived by his wife Pam, of the home; children Mandy “Kris” Taylor and Jay, of Gardner; Brandon Len Andres and Courtney, of Iola, Kan.; and Jordan Ryan Andres, of the home; brothers Ronnie Andres, of Texas, and Gene Andres, of Kansas; sisters Phyllis McCullough and Joyce Foster, both of Kansas; and nine grandchildren.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 5 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013 at Edgerton United Methodist Church, 300 E. 4th St., Edgerton, KS. Visitation will begin at 4 p.m., before the service at the church. Arrangements: Bruce Funeral Home, Gardner, KS (913)856-7111. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to Grace Café of EUMC. Condolences may be left at www.brucefuneralhome.com.

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