Leonard D. Andres, 54, Edgerton, passed away Friday, Aug. 16, 2013, at Olathe Medical Center.
Len was born Sept. 20, 1958, in Iola to Lyle Dean and Virginia Louise (Stokes) Andres. He was a graduate of Iola High School and earned an associates degree from Baker University. Len married Pam S. Stegman (Ashburn) on Oct. 1, 1976, in LaHarpe. They moved to Gardner in 1990 and to Edgerton in 1993. He was a logistics coordinator for Haldex in KCMO 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; children Mandy “Kris” Taylor and Jay, Gardner, Brandon Len Andres and Courtney, Iola, and Jordan Ryan Andres; brothers Ronnie Andres, Texas, and Gene Andres, Kansas; sisters Phyllis McCullough, Kansas, and Joyce Foster, Kansas; and nine grandchildren.
A celebration of life will be at 5 p.m. Saturday at Edgerton United Methodist Church, 300 E. Fourth St., Edgerton. Visitation will begin at 4 p.m. before the service at the church. Arrangements are through Bruce Funeral Home, Gardner, (913) 856-7111. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to Grace Cafe of EUMC. Condolences may be left at www.brucefuneralhome.com.
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