|Birth: ||Feb. 12, 1918|
South Dakota, USA
|Death: ||Nov. 23, 2001|
St. Louis County
Harold Andrews died Friday, Nov. 23, 2001, at the Virginia Regional Medical Center. He was born Feb. 12, 1918 to Henry Lee and Alta (Piper) Andrews in Hurley, S.D. He graduated from Onamia High School and from the University on Minnesota in 1940. He taught school in Gilbert where he met Inez Noble. They married on July 26, 1941. He taught in Fosston, prior to entering the U.S. Navy. He was stationed at Great Lakes Naval Base. After leaving the Navy, he moved to Floodwood where he taught high school and also taught a veteran's agriculture program.
In 1957 he moved his family to Zim where Jeno Palucci employed him as chief agronomist and farm manager of Wilderness Valley Farms for the Chun King Corporation.
He served as a lay minister in the rural communities of Northeastern Minnesota. He was licensed by the Evangelical Free Church in 1963 and soon after was ordained. He was the full time pastor for the Kelsey, Zim and Forbes churches for more than 20 years. He also pastored in Hoyt Lakes and served as interim pastor for other Range churches.
After retirement, Ironworld Discovery Center employed him as an ethnic artisan and Beyond School Walls instructor. He taught art and Bible classes for home schools and substitute taught at Cherry High School. His artistic creativity flourished through drawing, painting, carving and oral expression. For most of his adult life he was involved with the American Sunday School Union as a board member for Camp George E. Sigel and Youth for Christ, a past member of the St. Louis Co. Foster Parent Board, a member of the Christian Businessmen's Association and was past president of the Zim '55' Club. He served for more than 20 years as a Bible teacher at the Columbia Apartments in Virginia and was a hosting member of the Tin Cup Troubadour Society for the past three years.
He and his wife, Inez, had four birth children and foster parented 102 others. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, son, brother, friend and patriarch to the community. His sense of humor, his wisdom and love of people will be greatly missed. He became a born-again Christian in 1940 and it became the focus of his entire life. His goal in life was to live for his Lord and share his love.
He is survived by his wife, Inez; two daughters, Sherrill (Dick) Kooyer, Lynette (Casey) Aro; two sons, Gareth (Carol) and Craig; three brothers, Budd (Marguerite), Paul, Bob (Joyce); foster children, Doris (Jack) Mattson, Jeff (Lettic) Andrews, Wilma Andrews; many other children who called him dad; 11 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Burial will be in the Zim Cemetery.
Inez L Nobel Andrews (1918 - 2004)
St. Louis County
Created by: JudyH
Record added: May 17, 2012
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