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New Ulm Enterprise
19 June 2003

Obituary Funeral services for Edmund H. Andreas, 85, of New Ulm were held Tuesday, June 10, 2003 at 10 a.m. from Nelsonville Brethren Church with Rev. Michael Groseclose officiating.

Interment was at the National Cemetery in Nelsonville.

Mr. Andreas passed away June 7.

Born in Nelsonville, he was the son of Otto and Carrie (Albrecht) Andreas. He was raised in Nelsonville and attended school there. On January 7, 1940, he was joined in marriage with the former Miss Beatrice Bravenec in cermonies held at St. John Lutheran Church in Bellville. Edmund was a lifelong farmer and rancher and also worked at several cattle auction barns. He was a member of the Nelsonville Brethren Church.

He is survived by his wife, Beatrice Andreas of Nelsonville; daughters, Ona Faye Warmke and husband Lee of Bleiblerville, June Andreas of Bellville; son, Eddie Andreas and wife Debby of Bellville; grandchildren, Wade Warmke and wife Aggie, Cheryl Lehker and husband Mark, Mitchell Andreas, Brett Andreas; great-grandchildren, Crystal Lehker, Alan Lehker, Cecily Warmke, Jordan Warmke; step-great-grandchildren, Andrew Weber and Shelden Warmke; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; mother-in-law and father-in-law, John and Lydia Bravenec; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Milady and husband John Sefcik, Clara and husband Albert Aschenbeck, Antonie and Roy Arning and John Bravenec.

Serving as pallbearers were Wade Warmke, Mitchell Andreas, Mark Lehker, Mark Arning, Harvey Aschenbeck, Gene Zapalac. Honorary pallbearers were Mike Arning, Matt Arning, Alan Lehker, Brett Andreas, Jordan Warmke and Andrew Weber.

Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Knesek Bros. Funeral Chapel of Bellville.

Note: The widow, the former Miss Bravenec, was born and reared in the Oak Hill Community, east of Nelsonville.

Posted by Joy Neely

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