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Andrew Weingartner, 86

Andrew Phillip Weingartner, age 86, of Savage, died peacefully Sunday, Aug. 9, 2009.

He was born in Minneota, MN, and grew up in Marshall, MN.

Andrew served in the US Army from 1942-1946, and attended the University of Minnesota.

He was employed as the director of purchasing for the Radisson Corporation, retiring in 1990 after 41 years.

Over his lifetime, Andy was involved in his church, the United Way, Girl Scouts, neighborhood activities, and community organizations. He was a member of the Question Club, and the Bloomington Shrine Club, and was an avid hunter, fisherman, and gardener.

Andy is survived by his wife, Mavis (Lund Hagen); children Barbara (Gary) Erickson, Wendy (Terry) Trottier, Susan (Peter) Ziegler, Patti (Andrew) Geffre, Kathy (Alan) Golden, Vicki Guzik (Tim Richter), and Del (Sue) Hagen; 17 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

He is further survived by a sister, Oritha Williams, sister-in-law Margaret (Lynne) Weingartner; and other loving relatives and friends.

Andy was preceded in death by his parents, Andrew P. and Adelaide (Sterk) Weingartner; wife Shirley (Mooney) Weingartner; and brothers Robert and James Weingartner.

A celebration of Andy’s life took place Saturday, Aug. 15 at 11 a.m. at House of Prayer Lutheran Church in Richfield, with visitation for one hour prior to the service.

Arrangements were by the Morris Nilsen Chapel in Richfield.